President … Spring 2021

Greetings Everyone,

It is so good to gather together again in fellowship and love. 

Psalm 133:1 (kjv) Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

Now that we’re on the other side of a global pandemic, we’re on the other side of a health crisis, we’re on the other side of an economic crisis, and we haven’t made it a perfect world yet, for we are always going to be dealing with racial and social unrest.  Yes…Black lives matter, Asian lives matter, LGBTQ lives matter … because we serve a just god who loves us all.  All hope is not lost.  Never give up on Jesus, our Savior.

However, a paradigm shift has occurred among us, and the justice system in Minneapolis, MN worked the way it was supposed to work for people of color, which inexplicably tied us all together, and now that it’s over, the whole world was watching and waiting with America; the whole world joined America in exhaling our collective breaths.  Thank the Lord we made it through. 

As American Baptist Women we can’t stop praying, we can’t lose our faith, we must continue to trust in the Lord with all our might, and lean not unto our own understanding, but in all our ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct our paths.  We must continue to stay focused on our mission statement which is … being a Christ-centered organization serving to empower women and girls.  It expresses our partnership in the community of American Baptist Churches, USA, and it expresses our emphasis on ministry with women and girls. 

I would like to thank each and every one for your hard work and your adaptability.  Change is not easy, but we can embrace change and make it work for the good of those who love the Lord.  I would like to welcome all of our new board members.  Get ready to roll up your sleeves and get busy!

Although we had to go virtual this year, with a lot of hard work and sacrifice, we made it work. 

We are looking forward to meeting in person soon so that we can embrace, hug, and fellowship with each other in person in a safe manner. 

Stay Blessed, Stay Safe, Stay Positive

Rev. Grace Kelley-Neal

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