OSAGE BEACH—The annual Ministry Wives Fellowship Luncheon gave women an opportunity to be encouraged during the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) annual meeting.
Rhonda Rhea, a pastor’s wife from Troy, shared humorous insight into the women’s lives.
“I am judging all of you right now,” Rhea told the wives. “I have heard some of you do not even know how to play the piano.”
Being in ministry can be a wild ride and it’s good to get together and share battle scars, Rhea said.
“While we are ministers’ wives, we’re still just women,” she said.
Cindy Taylor, president of the Ministry Wives Task Force, developed the theme for the year around God’s Word, encouraging women to put God’s Word in their hearts.
The luncheon had the theme “Purse-uit of Holiness,” patterned after the title of a book written by Rhea. She discussed God’s command in I Peter to be holy.
“You don’t have to be the perfect pastor’s wife. You do have to be perfect, but Jesus will do it for you,” Rhea said. “Ask Him to do in you what you cannot do yourself.”
Ministry wives often have heavy purses because of their many responsibilities, but Rhea urged them not to forget their most important role.
“How do we pursue holiness, especially when people get ugly? Remember it is a continuous process. As we thirst for righteousness, He satisfies,” she said.
SUSAN MIRES/contributing writer