Good afternoon Ladies ~ It was so good to see some of you yesterday. Our attendance was down, but there are graduations and vacations starting and our northern visitors have gone back home too. We still had a great time and the meeting was good.
Below you will see some of the ladies visiting before the meeting begins. It’s always a nice time to do a little catching up, to give and receive hugs and to laugh together.
Peggy gave a very encouraging speech about keeping on with something a little at a time. You will be rewarded. Sometimes we get discouraged and feel like quitting, but to see positive results we must choose to move forward and do what we can. Remember, “we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.”
Our guest speaker this month was Aaron Papero.
He spoke to us about prescription drug abuse and other ways we as widows can be taken advantage of with fake physicians and medical facilities. We always need to be aware, to ask questions, to look things up.
We need to keep prescription drugs out of reach of children whether they be young or adult ages. Even in the best of families there can be drug abuse.
Let me refresh our memories of the visits of:
Chief of Special Victims Unit
shared ways for we widow ladies to protect ourselves from human predators.
spoke on white collar crime ~ fraud ~ financial and theft.
These three gentlemen gave us valuable information to help us as we go about our daily lives.
Because of this information we ladies have made some changes in our lives and we are appreciative for the time and the caring of the Assistant State Attorney's Office for sending out these special people to inform us so that we are more aware of what is going on around us.
The Bible says, “there is nothing new under the sun”.
In Exodus 22:22 we read where God tells the people "Ye shall not afflict any widow".
Verse 23 says ~ "If thou afflict them in any wise, and they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear their cry";
We are very thankful for the time and knowledge shared by these three gentlemen.
Let us remember:
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.
Let us take what we have learned from these three gentlemen, apply it to our lives and walk in the strength of our dear Lord and Savior each and every day.
Have a great week ~ Rainey