The Great Harvest — 2019 CWC Spring Convention


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May 3-5

College of the Ozarks
100 Opportunity Avenue
Point Lookout, MO. 65726

$75 early-bird registration
postmarked by April 1st

$85 regular registration

SPECIAL RATE FOR LADIES UNDER 21!
$50.00 registration

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Elizabeth Crouch William has a heart for ministry. One of her heart verses is Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work to the good of those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”. From a young age she knew that God was calling her to some aspect of ministry. She was born and raised in Oak Grove, La. and is a 2001 graduate of MidAmerica Bible College now MACU. Elizabeth married Jonathan Williams in 2002 and they served in youth ministry in Oak Grove, La for 11 years. He is currently the senior pastor in Oak Grove, and they have now served in Oak Grove for over 18 years. Jonathan is a true gift to her, and she is so thankful that God brought them together. She was the Louisiana State Youth Director from 2004-2011 and still serves as an adviser. Jonathan and Elizabeth have directed Sr high camp in Louisiana at Camp Pollock for over 14 years. It is one of her favorite places in life!!! After all, Camp Pollock is where she met Jesus! She and Jonathan were ordained in 2005. Elizabeth stayed home with their two children, Jonas and Anna, until they both entered school. Being their mom is such a joy and blessing. They are two of the sweetest little people you will ever meet. Elizabeth now has a new ministry, teaching 6th grade Science and Social Studies in the public school system. Elizabeth believes that to be a middle school teacher you must either be crazy or called. She may be both because she truly loves her job. Elizabeth is the head of the State CE ministry team for the Pollock Camp Campground Association as well as the CE team leader at the First Church of God. She teaches children’s church, ladies classes, and works with the youth. Sonic is another one of her favorite things, and she has to have her sweet tea nearly every day! Elizabeth loves being with people. In her heart she is just an ordinary lady serving her extraordinary savior and is so thankful that He has blessed her to be able to serve him in so many ways. She is the wife of Rev. Jonathan Williams. They pastor in Oak Grove, LA where she was born and raised. Elizabeth has been involved in ministry most of her entire life.

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Lodging:

$104 a night for two Queen beds
$99 for a Single King Room
Executive King for $114

There is a 2-night minimum stay requirement for this rate. Reservation must be made by April 3rd to get the group discount. Reserve your rooms by calling the hotel directly, their number is 417-239-0066, ext. 3. Mention you are with Christian Women Connection staying there May 3 - 5.

There are a few rooms available at the Keeter Center as well at College of the Ozark.

Our Annual Business Meeting will take place Saturday morning. We will be approving the 2019 budget and ratifying members of the Connector Team.

Baskets needed for Silent Auction

Baskets should be valued at $20-$30 Please include a list of basket contents.

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Our Service Project — Sammy's Window

Frequently picked up and brought into foster care as a result of police intervention or emergency room visits, children often only have the clothes on their backs. Missouri's very modest annual clothing allowance (under $300 per year) falls far short of covering clothing necessities. Filled with new or gently used items donated by individuals and community groups, Sammy's Window provides quality clothing to foster, adoptive and kinship families free of charge. Staffed by dedicated volunteers, the closet strives to be user friendly and offer a wide variety of seasonally appropriate options for any child or teen.

Foster, adoptive and kinship families may access clothing any time they have a need, and receive up to four outfits per child/per season.

Food, Furniture, and Money

Food assistance for families caring for abused and neglected children is a critical need, particularly for relative or kinship families who may be retired and had not planned on raising children at this point in their lives. The additional costs associated with providing food for growing kids can be overwhelming; Missouri's reimbursement rate only provides for about a third of the actual cost of care, as was documented in the "Hitting the MARC" study published in 2007 by Children's Rights, the University of Maryland School of Social Work, and the National Foster Parent's Association.

The addition of one or more children to the family, which happens much more frequently as sibling groups come into foster care together, can result in substantial increases to family's food budgets. Foster families typically don't qualify for income-based food assistance through church or other poverty service organizations because they must demonstrate adequate income in order to become licensed. This can leave them in a catch-22 of sorts that may cost them the ability to offer their home and family to children in need.

Supplied by generous community donations and food drives, and managed with the help of a cadre of dedicated volunteers, Sammy's Window provides families with the assistance necessary to stretch their tight food budgets as children come into their homes. These food supplements help ease the gap between the low monthly stipend and the actual costs of providing food for hungry kids, so that willing families can make room for one additional plate, or more, at the table.

Let's be a part of blessing this ministry! We will be taking an offering of canned goods, peanut butter, diapers, hygiene items, baby items, cereal, etc. No toys please.

To Register

You have several options!

Mailed forms and payments should be addressed to:
Vicki Eshelman
18506 E. Ponca Ct.
Independence, MO 64058

The Missouri CWC offers one free registration per church per fiscal year to women in vocational ministry roles including staff pastors and wives of ministers. You may choose either:

  • State Spring Convention – registration and Saturday night banquet.
  • State Fall Prayer Retreat – Includes all lodging, meals, and registration.

To qualify as "Early Bird" registration and payments must be received by April 1

Step 1

  • Register your entire group — Download MOCWC 2019 Spring Convention Registration
    Complete the form and mail it along with a check for the fees.
    If using your Free Coupon — Be sure to include a description of your ministry position.
  • OR — Complete registration Online at bit.ly/2XgJIWj

Step 2

  • Pay by mail (make checks out to MO CWC)
  • OR — Pay online via PayPal by selecting the appropriate button below
    NOTE: If you don't have a PayPal account, or prefer to use your Credit Card… When the PayPal page opens, click on the button at the light blue bottom: Pay with Debit or Credit Card
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Regular Bird Registration
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Under 21 Years Registration
$50
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