Woman shares experience with God at fall luncheon

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013

Photo by Heather Wright Jacqueline Heider, director of All His Glory Ministry, speaks at the First Baptist Women’s Ministry Luncheon on Saturday.


As the seasons change, the women of First Baptist came together to embrace that change and what it will mean for them and their faith.

The Women’s Ministry of First Baptist held its fall luncheon on Sept. 21 with guest speaker Jacqueline Heider, director of All For His Glory Ministry of Warren Baptist Church in Augusta.

Heider shared her experience with her daughter’s growth despite challenges in learning and how it impacted her relationship with God.

“‘This was not my plan, God,’” Heider said during her speech to the ministry. “‘Fix her. I don’t like this plan.’ You know what he said to me? In the quietness of my heart? ‘My grace is sufficient for her for; my powers make perfect of her weakness. I know the plans I have for her, says the Lord, plans to prosper her ... She is exactly the way I created her.’”

Heider’s daughter, Alanna, has a cognitive deficiency, but after she heard from the Lord, she said she found hope and purpose through her experiences.

Heider said throughout her journey, she has strengthened her faith and seen amazing things along the way that she wants to share with others.

“I’m here to help them build their relationship with the Lord,” Heider said. “We needed a way to connect with each other and grow in our faith. I’m a really independent person, and God uses things in our lives to cause us to depend on him. He used my daughter for that purpose. I don’t believe he allows anything in our lives that he does not want us to use. It is all a testament for his glory.”

The Women’s Ministry take the time to gather together because in a large church it can be hard to form connections, but they want to ensure that they build relationships with each other as much as possible.

“We usually have a fall event for ladies to bring them all together,” Barbara Poole, chairperson for the Women’s Ministry, said. “We just want to have a spirit of community in the church. When they are here, they get an opportunity to learn more about each other.”

Heather Wright is a reporter for the North Augusta Star. She is a North Augusta resident and earned a degree in communications from USC Aiken.


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