Susan's Journeys
Susan's Journeys
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Pocono Mountian, PA
This trip was the last for the year due to cancellation from churches because of covid.  This was a  blessing to all of us!  Susan was encouraged and very happy to meet Amy (on Susan's left) after two years of discipling her on the phone. 
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Cambridge, KS

Our time in Cambridge was sweet!  This was the 6th year Susan was invited to teach the ladies.  The spiritual food that Susan taught from the Bible was encouraging and challenging.   Pastor Justin, on the far left, and the other men serve all the ladies at the church every year during the lady’s conference.  They plan the menu and prepare and serve the amazing food.  The spiritual food is the best and It’s evidenced by the spiritual growth of the women! 

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Denton Texas
What a blessing to see so many women wanting to enjoy fellowship and Godly teaching...very thankful to the Lord to be able to travel to Denton!
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Felton, Delaware
 The Lord was so gracious to allow Susan and I to travel to Delaware during this pandemic. The women were eager to hear the Word of the Lord. Susan spoke on various topics concerning spiritual growth.
  We met several precious women including this young girl in the picture with me. We are hoping to return some day if the Lord wills!
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Chuluota, Florida
Cornerstone Baptist Church was our first trip out since Covid and we were blessed to see lovely, familiar faces!  Both marrieds and singles were convicted and encouraged by Susan's teaching on "singleness".  To listen to this message and the others please go to youtube.
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LightHouse of Hope Ministries, Bridgeport, WV

Susan and I made it to lovely West Virginia before the President suggested guidelines, we should consider in light of the coronavirus pandemic.  The Lord was gracious as always, West Virginia was the last state to report any infection.  Our good God protected us through the journey and home! What a blessing to see our dear sisters again!  There were about 100 ladies in attendance as Susan taught the pure milk of the Word,” Trusting God in Our Troubles” …Timely; all from a loving Father, who cares for HIS children!!  Deb P

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Pretty Prairie, Kansas
Every conference or retreat is unique in the location, venue and attendance.  When Susan and I drove up to the church it was beautiful!  The church was surrounded by fields.  It was like a mirage!    To God be all the glory as HE uses Susan to teach HIS Word!  We look forward to the fruits that will be born from our time here and look forward to returning next year!  The Lord be Praised, Deb P 
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Las Cruces, New Mexico

This is the third time Susan had the privilege of speaking to the ladies of Grace Covenant Church and the first time I was finally able to attend!  Even though I did not attend the first 2 times the ladies were dear to me even before I was able to meet them.  They are in love with God’s Word and eagerly listened to every word Susan spoke from John 15 on “Abiding in Christ! By the way, this weekend was extra special because Susan finished her journey in memorization of all the New Testament and she celebrated her 64th birthday!  All to HIS glory, Deb Pendergraft

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Gatesville, Texas

What a beautiful place we were blessed to share with the ladies of Grace Bible.  Standing amazed at the work of the Lord in these ladies as Susan faithfully taught the Word.  HIS Word does not return void but accomplishes what it set out to do!  Praising HIM,  Deb P 

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Cannon Beach, Oregon
It was a joy to return to Cannon Beach, Oregon to teach the ladies on triumphing over their trials! The Lord certainly did a work among us and the ladies were excited to be able to take the tools home and put them into practice so that they might go through their trials glorifying God! A special treat for me was to be able to see snow since Oklahoma hasn't had any for quite some time!  Susan 
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LaVernia, Texas

As the theme for the conference was JOY, so were the women, Joyful! It seems many places Susan and I go we are blessed by the ladies we meet.  LaVernia, TX was exceptionally welcoming!  We both seemed to think we were at our home church in Broken Arrow by the love shown to us by these women. Joyfully Submitted by Deb Pendergraft

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North Ridgeville, Ohio
When I was asked to speak on the topic "glorifying God with our words", I wondered how the messages would be received since they were very challenging. I was so thankful to hear back that many of the women who attended the conference went home and repented of their  unrighteous speech. It was a joy to be there and to meet many new faces and see the love of Christ and the desire to obey him.
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Guilderland Center, New York

What a beautiful place and time of year!  Susan taught on some of her favorite topics, one being memorization.  It will never cease to amaze me how the Lord has women who strive to love Him and walk with Him all over the world.  We met several women this weekend who have gone through heart breaking, seemingly unfair trials, but God was faithful and their joy in Him has grown.  Their interest in memorization was encouraging.  Looking forward in the future to see how their faith has grown from the truth being taught by Susan.  Amazed by HIS grace, Deb Pendergraft

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Memphis, Tennessee

 

                  

What a special blessing for me to see my son certified with ACBC this year! Also to be taught some biblical principles for those who struggle with depression and suicidal thoughts. Also, thanking the Lord for His grace to teach a workshop on Putting Off Life Dominating Sins!


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Cambridge, Kansas

What a blessed weekend!  Susan spoke to the women of Cambridge Baptist Church.  This was Susan’s 5th year and each year the conference grows as the Lord brings more ladies to be enriched spiritually by the teaching of God’s Word.  We look forward to what next year will bring.  Thankfully submitted by Deb Pendergraft

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South Lake Tahoe, California

Susan and I had a blessed weekend hosted by Community Bible Church of Reno. It’s encouraging to know we do have sisters in Christ all over!  The topics for the weekend were from "The Sermon on the Mount".  We are thankful for women who strive to know and do God’s Word.  What a JOY, Deb Pendergraft

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Machakos, Kenya
It was a joy and a privilege to go to Kenya to teach from the "Sermon on the Mount". God was faithful to provide every step of the way and I am grateful. Many of the widows that I ministered to are concerned about where their next meal will come from. I came back to America and once again, I was reminded that we are not only richly blessed but greatly spoiled with materialism. May God help us to be women who are satisfied in Him alone.
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Columbia, Maryland

This was a rich event. Almost 200 ladies attended this ladies conference.  Susan was able to teach from Psalm 145, "The Sovereignty of God" and from Matthew 7:12, "Spirit Filled Living".  She also taught a breakout session on her passion, "Scripture Memory"!  It was another opportunity for me to be humbly exhorted and continually sanctified as I sat under Susan’s teaching. Joyfully submitted, Deb Pendergraft

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Chuluota, Florida
I am grateful for the Lord's goodness to allow me to go back to Cornerstone Church in Chuluota, Florida. This was my 12th time to be in this church. I have made many friends throughout the years of being there and am indebted to the grace of God. This year I spoke on being a Woman of the Word. I challenged the women to "Desire the Word, Delight in the Word, Be Diligent in the Word, Discern the Word and Do the Word"!
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Houston, Texas
The women at BridgePoint Bible Church in Houston, Texas had such a wonderful time sitting under the teaching of Susan as she shared with us the beauty of discipleship. Our hearts have been stirred and we're looking forward to the fruit to come! by Cindi Gundersen
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Prescott, Arizona
Another amazing weekend, this time in Arizona. We met many ladies who were loving the true meat of the Word! Someone asked, "What was the best part of the conference?" My response was, "It was encouraging to me," too!"  Sitting under Susan’s teaching has help me grow. I came away enriched as many of the ladies were. We learn "line upon line" and that’s how Susan teaches! The fellowship was very sweet, and the scenery was spectacular! Happily written by Deb
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Coure d'Alene, Idaho
This is a group of ladies from Bonners Ferry. They were blessed by the truth of the Word being taught. We really had a great time with Justin and Kathy as they hosted us. Kathy is a terrific hostess. I think this is Susan’s 4th time teaching the ladies of Kootenai Church at a retreat center in Coeur d’Alene. The theme from the weekend was “Amazing Love”. Many of the young women sat at Susan’s feet for wisdom in child rearing and other questions. Lovingly written by Deb P
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Poland, New York
We are thankful for the Lord's provision these past 4 weeks of back-to-back travel. Our latest adventure was in Poland, New York. The Lord gave grace and the women's hearts were very receptive to the teaching of God's Word. It is a joy to see women who are captivated by the Word of God and putting forth effort by the power of the Holy Spirit to make life changes.
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Chilliwack, BC, Canada
The Lord in his kindness allowed Debbie and me to return to Chilliwack, British Columbia. We had a wonderful time with Christyn and Kristin, both pastors' wives at the church. It's a wonderful joy to be with those that have the same mind and love the Lord.
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Bridgeport, West Virginia
The Lord gave us a wonderful conference in Bridgeport, West Virginia this past weekend. There were 28 churches represented and the theme centered around our riches in Christ. Many of the ladies are considering the gospel and we are praying for souls to be saved. We are thankful God's Word goes out with power and it does the work it intends to do: cuts into the deepest part of the soul. Praise Him!
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Maryville, Tennessee
The Lord was so gracious to Deb and me as we traveled to Maryville, Tennessee this past weekend. The theme was "Entrusting Our Soul to Our Faithful Creator". The ladies of Grace Community Church were so hospitable and did all things with excellence. We enjoyed meeting a young lady who is pictured with us here. Brittany, is going through a very dark trial, but joy radiates from her heart as she trusts in the living God. It was a special treat for me to meet her.
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
Susan and I were very blessed by our sisters in Christ during the retreat at beautiful Cannon Beach. Sharon, the ladies' coordinator mentioned, "Lord willing they will have Susan back in 2021!!"  Praise God for His Word that unites His people!  Happily Submitted by Deb P
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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Susan and I traveled to Jackson Hole, WY but stayed at the Moose Creek Ranch in Vincent, Idaho. God’s mountains and trees are beautiful! It was such a joy to see familiar faces. The women’s hearts were warm to Susan’s teaching from God’s Word and I would say that God’s word bore fruit of repentance. Faithfully submitted, Deb P
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Ft Worth, Texas
The national association of certified biblical counselors known as ACBC held their conference this past week in Fort Worth Texas. They had a record breaking attendance. It was a joy to be a part of this most needed conference on abuse. God was gracious once again in traveling mercies and speaking help.
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Cambridge, Kansas
The Lord gave me great ability to teach Triumph over Trials while going through a significant trial myself. The Ladies in Cambridge, Kansas, are so hospitable. The best part is the pastor and his helpers who are amazing cooks. Deb calls them 4 men in a kitchen.
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West Covina, California
This past weekend Debbie and I went back to West Covina for a one day retreat. The theme of the day was Contentment. God gave us such joy as we renewed our friendship with the ladies we had not seen in 8 years!
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Amelia Island, Florida
It was such a joy to travel to Amelia Island and teach the ladies on Discipleship. My friend and fellow elders wife, Rita Baker went along and we enjoyed such great fellowship with her two sisters and her mother. All praise be to God!
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Fiji
My daughter and I just returned from a 10-day trip to Fiji where the Lord allowed us to minister in so many ways. My heart is overflowing at the kindness of the Lord. The highlight for me was being with Rodney Chand and his wife Fuafiva from America Samoia. Their passion and zeal for the sufficiency of the Word of God and the people of the Pacific Rim was contagious. The Lord allowed me to speak at a camp where about 200 women were present. this was a three-day event. Then we traveled to the other side of the island where I spoke three different times to different groups. The Fiji times even wrote an article regarding one of these events. ("Fake news" is even in Fiji as they misquoted me) I stand amazed at the gracious goodness of our Lord. Thank you to all who pray.
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Hillsboro, Wisconsin
What a joy it was to be in Hillsboro, Wisconsin this past weekend. The Lord gave about 60 ladies who came to hear four sessions on Biblical Friendship! Wisconsin is the state I was born in and so it was nice to be able to enjoy the beauty of the state! A special delight was to fellowship with the pastor's wife Terri Lawver. Another joy was that there were so many teenage girls that attended the conference! What a joy and hope that they will embrace true biblical friendship that will push them closer to Christ!
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Chuluota and Palm Bay, Florida
The Lord has been gracious to Debbie and me as we traveled the last 2 weeks to Idaho and Florida. We had wonderful times with the ladies and we were able to see some fruit born among the women. We also were excited because we were able to have my new release, With the Master on the Mount, a study on The Sermon on the Mount. The ladies were excited to receive the first copies in Florida. A special blessing to me was be able to spend time with a girl that used to live in Oklahoma named Aliecia. I discipled her for many years and her children were like my grandchildren. To God be the glory!
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Kootenai Community Church, Kootenai, Idaho
Deb and I had the joy of going once again to Coeur d'Alene Idaho this past weekend. I spoke on wearing Christ's wardrobe from Colossians chapter 3. The ladies were very responsive and we had some very deep and meaningful conversations with several of the ladies. Another highlight was to be able to stay with Justin and Kathy Peters, dear friends of ours.
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Salina, Kansas
The Lord was ever so gracious as Deb and me as we traveled to Salina, Ks. We were blessed to have a young girl, Sophie, come along who was a joy to our hearts. The conversation was sweet. The conference was Holy Women Living in An Unholy World. The Lord was gracious to us as we ministered to so many women and a highlight for me was meeting so many pastors wives. I love being able to share with like-minded sisters and co-laborers. To God be the glory--Great things He has done and will do!
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California News
What a joy it has been the last 9 days to be in the Southern California area ministering to the women of Placerita Baptist Church and Faith Community Church in Oxnard, California. God was gracious to give many opportunities to minister the Word, formally and informally. One of the highlights outside of the speaking was being with my dear friend Penny Andersen. Her husband and mine graduated from the Master's Seminary in the first graduating class! I also went kayaking for the first time in my life. It was such a joy to see God's beautiful creation! To God be the Glory!