The theme of this year’s Answers for Women conference is Embrace: Compassionate Answers in a Fallen World. As I explained in my earlier post on the conference, we want to help women understand the effects of sin in our fallen world (in addition to confronting people about their sin) and offer practical help and hope based on God’s Word and found in Jesus Christ. (See my other posts about presenters Camille Cates, Stacia McKeever, Rose Colón, Rosaria Butterfield, and Joy Fagan.)
I am very pleased that this year we will have a wonderful drama presented on Friday evening by Vickie Gaynier. Vickie works in Guest Services at the Creation Museum and last year at Answers for Women presented “Corrie ten Boom.” Attendees were very moved by her performance so we asked to perform this year too. She will be performing a new drama as “Jessie,” a real-life survivor of the Titanic. Here’s what Vickie had to say about the performance:
Although Jessie was rescued from the cold waters of the Atlantic, there are many, many children in the world who need rescuing from the bondage of human sex trafficking. This year attendees will have the opportunity to support healing and restoration of these children from around the world. It is estimated that there are 30 million slaves (the majority of them young girls) around the world who need to be rescued and restored.
On Wednesday April 10, 1912, Pastor John Harper, his 6-year-old daughter Annie, and her Aunt Jessie boarded the biggest, most luxurious ocean liner in the world. Over 2,000 passengers and crewmembers set sail on this floating palace for its maiden voyage from England to the New York. The vessel was built with airtight compartments making it what they thought to be unsinkable. The newspapers reported that not even God could sink this ship. But in fact that ship, the SS Titanic, never made it to the port in New York. She was built to fulfill a dream but became the greatest nightmare in marine history.
Jessie will recount the last days on the Titanic before it went to its watery grave on April 15, 1912. She will disclose the stories of the passengers that were saved and those that were lost. Jessie will share the story of a man, John Harper, sent by God for such a time to share the good news of the Lord Jesus Christ to those who were facing the end of their lives on this earth. Although exact totals vary slightly in published accounts, due to uncertainty over how many no-shows for the voyage occurred, it is known that just over 700 passengers and crew survived. But for over 1,500 passengers and crew, their journeys on this earth would end that night. It is a tragic story and yet a wondrous reminder of how the Lord God uses all circumstances for His glory.
Destiny Rescue, a ministry that helps rescue and restore girls, sells jewelry in the United States as a means of providing income for these girls. The jewelry is hand-designed by the rescued girls and will be made available for purchase during the conference. Proceeds from the sales will go toward Destiny Rescue as they continue their work in rescuing women and children around the world. Cash or check only for purchases please. See more at this link.
Hearing from this year’s presenters for Answers for Women has convinced me (and I hope you too!) that this will be a conference you won’t want to miss. Register today!
Keep fighting the good fight of the faith!