WE GIVE THANKS TO GOD FOR 40 YEARS OF KYB: 1972-2012
40 YEARS OF KYB IN AUSTRALIA and NEW ZEALAND
Celebrating the birthday of a loved one, or friend, brings with it memories of the past, gratitude for the present, and anticipation for the future. Our celebration of CWCI's Bible study ministry, KYB, will do the same. We will remember with tremendous gratitude 40 years of faithfulness; we will rejoice together in these days of freedom to share our lives around the study of God's Word; and we will renew our commitment to serve so that, by God's grace, KYB will be available to the generations that follow.
So, let's celebrate the freedom and privilege that has been, and continues to be ours – studying the Word of God. Why? Because these are the words of eternal life!
RIGHTEOUS RUTH RAP
Liz Curtis Higgs
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BARB DETLEFSEN LEFT AN IMPACT
Summer Retreat 2011
Left: Barb Detlefsen with Lois Loan of Invercargill. Lois was one of the founding members of CWCI in Southland back 40 years ago and she still ministers and prays for many now involved in CWCI-KYB.
YOUR COMMENTS - SUMMER RETREATS 2011
Courageous Commitment - Barb Detlefsen
Just want to say how very blessed and impacted I was by Barb Detlefsen's sharing on Wednesday night. It was not what she said – although her story is remarkable and her teaching sound, it was also who she has become through it all, a woman of God.
This morning my life has been changed forever as I have surrendered to God...
The Lord showed me that I was in a pit and needed rescuing.
Please pass on my thanks to all those who helped arrange a special day in Cambridge. Our speaker Barb was such an encouragement.
Thank you so much for all that CWCI does. The weekend in Queenstown was amazing and I am challenged and encouraged by Barb's messages. So excited to see the miracle that God has done in her life to give her health and strength to visit New Zealand. Thank you all.
The messages were great to hear for people living in 'earthquake city'. I was not able to hear the 3rd and 4th messages so am ordering the DVDs and CDs.
Thank you for Monday evening – it was lovely and I enjoyed Barbara – she is one amazing lady – she almost seems perfect, does she ever get brassed off, depressed, angry etc. etc.????????
Just a note to thank you and Barb for your very encouraging visit. We have had a lot of feedback from girls who were at the meeting - many (including ourselves) have been challenged and continue to be challenged from Barb's example and message on Commitment to the Lord. Please pass on our thanks to the committee for their generosity in bringing Barb to Gisborne.
Teaching amazing - have been encouraged to deal with my issues in a courageous way. Barb is amazing.
...dinner on Saturday night and the items
... the togetherness – All one in Christ, no time did I feel unwanted or unloved
Lovely, well run camp - messages hit a necessary spot
... spending time with like-minded women to praise and worship our amazing God and be refilled by the Holy Spirit
... spending time with God and the awesome mix of in depth teaching and lighthearted fellowship with other 'God' girls
Teaching - powerful, wonderful, inspiring, old lingering questions answered...
Incredible depth of teaching – God inspired, from a truly humble and gifted teacher Looking forward to next year, laughed so much my face ached
... meeting with women from other churches
Akosita's powerful message.
...being together with gentle women committed to growing us all stronger and closer to Him who loves us
...being with like-minded people particularly with such a difficult topic
...encouragement to go forward in God despite what has happened
More than I anticipated
....Being brought to my knees and humbly surrendering to the Lord again – a new sense of God's peace and joy flooded into my heart. Thank you for being the conduit.
...Barb's message - wonderful and relevant to life
Excellent speaker! Great fellowship and organization from the committee
Just what I needed at this time – not long enough
DEBBI BRYSON - SUMMER RETREATS 2010
Debbi was such a blessing with her vivacious and inspirational encouragment to 'dig' right into Scripture, showing us how to ask the five 'Bible Bus Ticket' questions each time we read:
Totara Springs Retreat 2010
“WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT CWCI SUMMER RETREATS 2010”
Thank you so much for the opportunity to serve at the CWCI retreat. It was an amazing weekend where I really felt God guiding and carrying me. It also had a few challenges and learning experiences for me. Leanne (Willow Park)
Summer Retreat 2010 Living Springs, Christchurch - Speaker Debbi Bryson
Summer Retreats 2009 | Speaker: Liz Curtis Higgs
"Liz, I really enjoyed hearing you in person in Nelson. God has given you a wonderful talent to communicate His love and grace both through the written and spoken word."
"Thanks for spiritual wisdom and understanding of Scripture."
"Liz was wonderful in that she brought humour, part of her own journey and Bible teaching all wrapped together – relevant for today's generation - young or old!!!"
"I felt as though Liz was speaking directly to me."
"Thank you! I return home energised and uplifted."
"Fabulous weekend. I am hooked on CWCI."
"Very much appreciated servant attitude of the committee."
"Feel spiritually refreshed and invigorated."
"Praise God. Everything just wonderful, even the top bunk was comfy."
"God really met me where I was at, a healing has happened in my spirit."
"So uplifted, going forth with joy! Hug! Hug! Hug!"
And from a young mum – 'Felt pampered'.
"God set me free from alcohol and many goodies, and now I feel so free, I have never felt this way for so long. I'm so glad I came."
"Great weekend. Much prayer before and during, excellent speaker facilitating a move of God amongst women."
"This retreat was one of the best I have ever attended and in the past 20 years I have attended a good number. My friend and I had not heard of CWCI before. We came because we knew of Liz Curtis Higgs. She certainly did not disappoint. I have not laughed so much in years. So much food for thought and reflection. I am deeply appreciative of her willingness to travel to NZ. The music group was exceptional, I could have kept praising the Lord for much longer even though I initially knew few of the songs."
"Liz was so warm, caring and funny. Liz loves the Lord and wants us all to love Him also."
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