Women on the move at Women of Faith
I stopped to talk to many of them and two of them are featured in my story in today’s Oklahoman. Sisters Joy Wilks of Oklahoma City and Andrea Mitchell of Idabel let me walk along with them and ask them questions about their experiences at WOF.
Then I ran into a trio of women who traveled from Arkansas to attend the Oklahoma City conference. They caught my attention because they were wearing matching T-shirts and actually, a lot of women wear matching T-shirts to the conference, either promoting their church or a church conference. Some wear WOF shirts they purchased before the event.
The Van Buren women, Darlene Craft, 54; Selma Mattox, 55; and Debra Franklin, 52, said they were attending the conference for the first time.
“We came for the annointing of the Lord and to meet other women,” Franklin told me.
“We want to take it all back to our church,” Mattox said.
Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman photographer, who took photos at Friday evening’s opening session, said she estimated that about 8,000 women were in attendance. I tried to take a guess but I wasn’t sure. I’m hoping to get an estimate from a WOF spokeswoman sometime Saturday because she said they would have that information then. Needless to say, there were thousands of women participating in worship and listening intently as speaker Ken Davis shared his testimony.
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