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May Activities


“…let us …run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the source and perfecter of our faith…”  Hebrews 12:1-2

Our yearly Minister Wives Retreat at Jenness Park went as planned.  This is a time many of us use to renew our minds and refresh our spirits.

Ann Iorg did a fantastic job leading this effort.  Noemi Vera did the same with the Spanish Speaking Ministers Wives.  Thank You ladies for an awesome job – your love for ministry was apparent.

My friend Connie Cavanaugh, from Montreal, Canada was our speaker. Lydiette Henri, from La Chorrera, Republic of Panama was the speaker for the Spanish speaking group.  They both spoke from their hearts and their experiences.  The Spanish speaking ladies had a great time with Lydiette.  Connie had us laughing with her stories and at the same time she was able to speak to the needs of so many of our pastors wives.  Her book “From Faking it to Finding Grace” is a must read for every pastor’s wife.

The staff at Jenness Park did their usual, they spoiled us with their tender loving care towards us.  Thank you Jenness Park for your ministry to Pastors  Wives.

Rhonda Johnston, wife of Rich Johnston,  Associational Director for Mid-Valley So. Bapt. Association, will be leading us organizing this ministry for next year.  Let’s keep Rhonda and the council of women in prayer.  The dates for the 2011 Minister Wives Retreat is May 20-22.  Hope to see many of you there.

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I had not been able to attend the last couple of year’s the On Target Evangelism Conferences and by judging from this year’s conference, I have been missing a lot.  Randy McWorter together with Tim Gentry and the rest of their team bring in some very brilliant people like Linda J. Miller, Director of Coaching Services for The Ken Blanchard Company.  She spoke on coaching: A new model for evangelism and discipleship, at the workplace, with your family or in your ministry.  I went out and bought two of her books, one for me and the other to give away.  Her book is: “Coaching for Christian Leaders – A Practical Guide” Fantastic seminar!

David & Heather Platt with Fermin and Me

Among the other conference leaders, there was David Platt, Pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, Birmingham, AL. What can I say about David.  David was one of my “Mission Friends”(way back in the early 1980’s) and to see him all grown up, married to beautiful sweet Heather, Pastor of one very influential church in Birmingham, AL., but most of all – with a heart that is bigger than his chest can hold.  He communicated his love to disciple one on one and the people just loved him.  These are just two of the conference leaders.

I know God was pleased with what went on at the On Target Conference in Torrence, CA

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Convention M

Before one of the sessions of our annual meeting

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One of the outstanding young men choral from our very own California Baptist University

Disaster Relief

Volunteers, Chuck and Jo Erikson, for Disaster Releaf and Literacy Missions


Ivan and Yelena (Helen) Mileyev, missionaries to the Slavic speaking people.

Five Ladies

Carmen, Barbara, Vicky, Helen and Gloria

Tres Amigos

Vera, Pulido and Solorio – Los Tres Amigos


Howard Burkhart, Language Church Starting Strategist


Daryl and Brenda Lackey, Director of Missions for Inland Empire Baptist Association.


Beverly Regensburg and Alma Long – Women’s Ministries/Woman’s Missionary Union

Convention A

One of our previous CSBC president, Tom Stringfellow, worked together with our state staff to make “Feeding Those Who Feed Us” the success that it is today.  This is what defines us as California Southern Baptist “cooperation”

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Ministers Wives Luncheon.  Another fun thing that defines us is food and good times 😉

Fun Times

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Jenness Park

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I knew Jenness Park is open to whoever wants to rent it, whether it is one person, a family or a church group.  Last week end I heard so many stories of families that had taken the opportunity this place has to offer.

While I was there for the Ministers’ Wives Retreat I saw all the wonderful improvements they have made.  It was great before, but now is even better.

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The day before graduation, Jane Ellis (First Lady of CBU), got some of us (trustees’ spouses) together and we went to the Univeristy of California, Riverside Botanic Gardens.  It was a beautiful overcast day.  

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Lilacs and Iris.  Never seen a Lilac Plant before until Friday, the plant had a cluster of flowers and the scent was wonderful.

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Don’t ask me what kind of plants these are.

The garden is huge, it covers 40 acres.  Beside plants, they also have bobcats and lizards and all kinds of insects, Oh My!  We saw many, many lizards and some insects, but thank goodnes no bobcats were in sight.

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Convention and Pre Convention Photos – It is over until next year in Riverside, California at California Baptist University.  See you there.


Left to Right – (1) Johnny Hunt  (2) Johnny Hall  (3) Jeff Iorg  (4) Paul Wilkerson  (5) Vi Estel  (6) Fermin A. Whittaker  (7) Walter Price  (8) Paul Wilkerson & Martin Leach  (9) Johnny & Laura Tec  (10)  Pastor & Mrs. Manuel Tec  (11) Shadow Mountain Choir  (12) Daniel Sotelo  (13) David Jeremiah & Translator  (14) Norma Delgado, Fermin Whittaker, Elias Delgado, Daniel Sotelo, Lilly Sanchez  (15) Ministers’ Wives Luncheon

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My husband preached Tuesday night.  It was an amazing sermon.  Noise, there is noise everywhere, and people are not focused because we are listening to the noise around us.  We are afraid, angry, confused.  We listened to a lot of lies about both presidential candidate.  I received e-mails that said “this person worked with this person, so he knows…. ” and people were forwarding those e-mail to so many people without checking them out first.  Noise!

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