Excitement ran high as the Women Together planning team met for a pre-forum meeting a few hours before kicking off CALLED 2019. We were excited to welcome 100 leaders from five Canadian provinces and six nations outside of Canada.
We were ready! At our meeting, we reflected on how God gave us a miracle by providing long-term, multiple-visit visas for four of our guests. We knew by that one miracle that God was up to something, and it was good!
The CALLED registration table buzzed with conversation as women arrived from British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Ontario, Ukraine, India, Nepal, Kenya, Philippines, and Colombia!
Our days were full at the Guelph Bible Conference Centre. From plenary sessions, leadership insight videos, and powerful workshops to discussion groups, a leadership panel, and a vibrant Celebration of Nations night—we enjoyed an unforgettable leadership-building and friendship-forming experience.
Conversations at meal times were rich and deeply meaningful. The opportunity to learn what God is doing in the lives of leaders in other countries was empowering. The stories shared from around the world left a deep impression on everyone present. Together we formed a global community of Christian leaders and loved it. We came as strangers and left as friends.
Eunice Monda, our Women Coordinator from Kenya and a first-time visitor to Canada and CALLED, was overwhelmed:
Words are failing me. I am in awe!”
Wendy Cortiz, a dynamic leader from Colombia, wept for joy at having the opportunity to be at CALLED and meet so many leaders from Canada and other parts of the world.
Before our final powerful prayer time, we gave every attendee a wooden block, which simply said Unstoppable.
Our 3rd annual International Leadership Forum—CALLED….Relentless—will be held at the Guelph Bible Conference Centre on October 15- 17, 2020. If you are a leader, plan now to join us!