Over 2,000 women gathered Tuesday night, July 19 at the Music City Center for the General Assembly women’s worship service, hosted by International Women’s Discipleship.
Evangelist Christine Caine shared a powerful message about overcoming rejection and finding purpose in Jesus. “Make what Jesus did for you greater than what someone did to you,” she said. Using Mary as her example, she exhorted that favor is for service and not status.
The crowd was blessed by a multicultural, multigenerational women’s worship team who led everyone into the presence of God. Kaci Stewart of Tampa, Florida, sang a beautiful rendition of the song, “Clean.” Dr. José Ruiz blessed with his incredible flute solo.
Recognizing the importance of unity among the nations, Gigi Velasco read the Scripture in the Tagalog language. Additionally, Pastor Arlene Hall led in powerful prayer and Rev. Dee Bonilla made a strong appeal for the offering.
The theme for the service was GO, in keeping with the spirit of the General Assembly. Women were encouraged to take what they received in the service and, “Go change their worlds.”
Women’s Discipleship Coordinator Lorna V. Gosnell coordinated the event, with support from the International Women’s Committee, which included Sandra Kay Williams, Judy Griffis, Joyce Stephens, Dorothy Sibley, and LaQuita Propes.