The same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world and changing lives everywhere, just as it changed yours that very first day you heard it and understood about God’s great kindness to sinners.
– Colossians 1:6 TLB
We’ve had an incredible start to Spring with this past weekend’s Girls’ Night Out entitled, “Women of Impact,” where hearts and lives were changed! We are so grateful to be in a church that has a strong and impactful women’s ministry.
Thousands of women from all walks of life came together in person throughout the weekend to hear an inspirational message from Gail Ewell, who leads the women’s ministry here at the BACC.
This event was held in small groups, and we were amazed by the unique and heartfelt ways each group personalized their event and created opportunities for women to connect with one another. Women met in homes, restaurants, backyards, parks, and decks all over the Bay Area. They shared their hearts over Filipino breakfasts, Korean barbecues, and spring tea parties. At some events, friends came together to make cards for those suffering in Ukraine. In other places, women held paint nights, planted succulents together, competed in cupcake wars, cooked pho noodles together, and got energized through doing yoga and line dancing with friends!
We heard so many stories about women listening to the Girls’ Night Out message and embracing the opportunity to share vulnerably about their own struggles during the pandemic, including how God helped them overcome adversity. Many were compelled by the lesson and conversations to move forward to learn how to get closer to God and live for his purpose.
One of our friends in San Francisco shared that when she first walked into Girls’ Night Out, it was “not what she had expected, but everything she wanted and needed.” She was deeply encouraged to learn how to have the faith to be a woman of impact, and not let her life challenges define her. Another friend who is a renowned opera singer in San Francisco came and gave a personal concert for a Girls’ Night Out group, and she shared how impacted she was by the conversations and friendships she saw that night.
Still others shared how they were so glad to meet women who courageously and vulnerably shared about their personal lives, and expressed how much they needed and appreciated these new spiritual friendships.
Many of those who came stayed long after the events were over, making decisions to study the Bible and deepen their relationships.
It was an incredibly life-changing experience for all who came! We are grateful for everyone who worked hard to make a Girls’ Night Out event happen this weekend, including of course all the husbands and dads who worked together to set up their wives for such an impactful weekend.
We’re looking forward to seeing God make even greater impact through these new friendships built, leading to even more lives being changed together!
Till next time,
Ray & Amy Kim
Lead Ministers, San Francisco