The Bible League will be sponsoring their Fall Retreat at the Vermeer Global Pavilion, Pella, September 12, 2008, focusing on the theme, ‘People need God’s Word. Keynote speaker will be Lynn Austin. She has published twelve novels. Three of her Historical novels. Hidden Places, Candle in the Darkness, and Fire by Night have Won Christy Awards in 2002, 2003, and 2004 for excellence in Christian Fiction. Lynn’s novel Hidden Places has been made into a movie for the Hallmark Channel.

Donna Knip, Retreat Coordinator, will be giving the Bible League Greetings in The morning and leading the 4:15 p.m. afternoon mini-session.

Joseph Owens, Vice-President of African Ministries for the Bible League will speak at the evening banquet. Joe’s passion is to work with the local leadership, foster in them a vision for ministry, and encourage them in their plans to make a long- lasting impact. Joseph, his wife, and their three children reside in the Chicago area.

The banquet will be at 5:45 p.m.with a concert following by The de Klokkeluiders. Pella’s community hand bell choir was formed in the fall of 1994. Now in their 14th year, all 14 original members are still involved, as well as a number of gifted Substitute ringers.

As you glorify God through dynamic speakers and heart-felt worship, you will also have an opportunity and blessing to provide Bibles and training for the Bible League Ministry in Africa, our ministries focus this fiscal year. Deadline for registration is September 1, 2008. For more information contact: Frances Rus at 1534 Broadway Pella, IA. 50219 or call 641-628-9265.

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