Make plans to join Garrett and ladies across the county as they meet together for a time of fellowship. The Women’s Conference is set for 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16 at Dorroh Lake Baptist Assembly in Bellefontaine. Tickets are $15 and includes lunch. Please contact Pepper at (662) 418-8373.
Sponsored by the Webster Baptist Association, the Women’s Conference will feature Peppi Garrett, a Christian Comedian from Mobile, Ala.
“She loves bringing the temporary joy of laughter, to introduce the eternal joy of knowing Jesus,” said Debbie Pepper, one of the organizers of this year’s event. “I love her humor and her compassion for people. Her comedy show and testimony goal is to introduce someone to the eternal joy of knowing Jesus.”
Garret said this conference will be an opportunity for attendees to come together with their sisters in Christ, “to love Him more intimately, serve Him more passionately, worship Him more reverently, praise Him more joyfully and laugh more hysterically.”
“It’s a time to realize that none of us are on this journey alone,” Garrett said. “We all carry similar burdens and have common goals for ourselves and our families; which means we need one another now more than ever before.”
Garrett said she is looking forward to several aspects of the weekend. She said, first of all, she is looking forward to traveling alone. She said she often has a traveling assistant or companion with her, but she will be by herself this time.
“It gives me time to clear my head, sing as loudly as I want in the car, and spend sweet time in conversation with the Lord,” Garrett said. “Of course, this usually means I miss my turn several times along the way, and have to back-track, so I’ll leave early enough to accommodate for my lack of paying attention.”
And she is also looking forward to “meeting and fellowshipping with some awesome women who share my passion for making the Name of Jesus known.”
“And then, I’m looking forward to seeing God work in hearts, and moving us all to a closer walk with Him,” Garrett said.
Garrett said as wives, daughters, sisters and mothers, we sometimes carry the weight of the world on our shoulders.
“We must keep going, even when we feel our weakest,” Garrett said. “Our husbands, children, aging parents, employers and churches depend on us. Even though we are weary, we cannot give up. And we do it all with a smile.”
Garrett said it is an honor to be able to bring encouragement to courageous women everywhere.
“And besides that, women just love to laugh,” Garrett said. “And we love to laugh with our sisters in Christ. It truly is a bonding experience for us. I am so grateful that God has called me to this wonderful, rewarding and crazy ministry of comedy.”
Garrett said she loves hearing “belly laughter” from an audience.
“I love how laughter brings down walls around participants, so they can have greater fellowship with one another,” Garrett said.
Garrett said she loves when an audience member tells her that she came to the event with a broken heart, believing she would never be able to laugh again. And then, at some point during the comedy routine, she realized she was crying, but the tears were tears of laughter; and that’s when she knew she would be okay.
“I love how laughter works like a medium to move hearts to be more receptive to the message or challenge I present at the close of my comedy routine,” Garrett said.
For more information about this year’s event, contact Pepper at (662) 418-8373.
This story was published in the Sept. 13, 2017 edition of The Webster Progress Times.
A portion of this story was featured in the September 14, 2017 edition of the FBC Eupora newsletter at FBC Eupora 9-14-17