By David Scott
Tree of Life Empowerment Ministries recently held a “Daughters of His Promise’ Women’s Conference, designed to enlighten women on the issues that impact their lives.
Over 100 women from ages 9 to 70 years old attended the conference, held May 8 through May 10 in East Oakland. The event was designed to enlighten and discuss with women, within the context of spirituality, issues such and as financial management and sexuality, including pregnancy, abortion and abstinence.
One speaker, Shavonne Banker from Bank of American, explained how to purchase a home under present economic conditions. Jetaun Maxwell, of the Invisible Womb healing ministry, spoke on grief, loss, healing and the sacredness of women and their bodies. And Rev. Joan Wright Richardson, spoke on women and their relationship with God, themselves, community, families and each other.
“It is time for women to come together of all ages, to begin to build on the promise that God has for them, and to receive their portion of well being, empowerment and knowledge,” said Pastor Phyllis Scott, who was the organizer of the event.
For information on the Tree of Life Empowerment Ministries, call (510) 689-9544