The CBE Houston Conference is April 27-28, 2012, and all of us have been working double time getting ready for this. This is our heart’s desire and we thank God for the privilege of working together as a team to promote women’s equality.
As Mabel tells the story:
A bunch of us have worked extremely hard in putting together a conference in Houston: http://www.cbehouston.org.
Dr Mimi, president of Christians for Biblical Equality approached Shirley Taylor https://bwebaptistwomenforequality.wordpress.com/ and myself to ask if we would do a one day conference.
I have never met Shirley at that point. I just followed her blog.
I declined, then I found Ann Bayliss on Facebook. We phoned each other. She introduced me to Dr. Lynn Mitchell, Dept head of University of Houston Religious Studies, a staunch egalitarian. I met Quiquey Autrey, student and part time admission counselor of Fuller Texas. I had lunch with Quique, he was enthusiastic about co-hosting a CBE conference. I met Ann and Dr. Mitchell for lunch also. Both wanted to do it. Ann brought her good friend Kathleen into the fold. They all belong to Church of Christ. I also met via the internet another Church of Christ member Wiley, who somehow managed to join us for our effort despite the fact that he lives 250 miles away from Houston. He actually drove 250 miles to attend our planning meetings. The internet is a powerful place. Our newest addition to the planning committee is also someone we met through emails. She is our youngest at 25.
Here we are, a bunch of us who had never met each other getting together to put on a one day conference in Houston, TX, a truly conservative place.
Please pray for us. We truly have done everything we could do to try to draw people to come.
I join with Mabel and ask for your prayers. We have an exciting conference coming up and I would love to see you there.
Because of the stress, excitement, joys and disappointments, I have been extremely busy and have much more work to do. Right now I am having a hard time working up a lather and expressing myself in a blog. So for the next 3 weeks, new blog posts will be sporadic. Please continue to read. I have posted 297 posts and some are very good. We will have great things to report after the conference.