Rising Up to the Challenge

Women’s Ministry Virtual Camp Meeting Segments
August 21, 2020

DALLAS – It is not unusual for a women’s ministries department to provide programming for camp meetings. What is unusual is providing programming for a virtual camp meeting.

“Southwest Region Conference Rising Up” was the theme for the conference’s first totally online camp meeting held June 22-June 27, 2020. The women’s ministries department, led by Anysia Archibald, was tasked with providing prerecorded half-hour segments for five days of meetings.

When the request was made by the conference to the women’s ministry department, calls and appeals immediately went out to a variety of speakers for presentations to be taped as soon as possible. The Lord blessed! Women rose to the challenge! 

Devotionals were provided by motivational speaker, Lola Moore-Johnston (pictured top right), pastor from the Potomac Conference, and Yvonne Collins from the Lake Region Conference. 

Personal testimonies were provided by Enid Larriu (pictured bottom left) and SaMonna Watts (pictured top left). Women’s health tips and information were provided by a panel of doctors hosted by Maxie Birch-Moore from New Orleans, La. Dr. Jenny Baysa from Houston, Tex., provided us with important tips on how to properly use doctor-prescribed medications. 

Leslie Soupet (pictured bottom right) led us on a tour of her garden, providing a refreshing respite. Helen Dawes from Missouri City, Tex., provided a delicious cooking demonstration. 

The week ended on a high note with special music by Fay Cumberbatch from Baytown, Tex. All of these presentations were taped days ahead to be broadcast at the appointed time each day.

The women’s ministries department is thankful and praises the Lord for all the women who were willing to use their talents to make this first ever virtual camp meeting a success. 

By LeShel Taylor