On March 13, 2015 we held yet another P.A.T.T. Conference in Charleston, SC at the Plaza Hotel on Goer Drive in North Charleston. Our theme was “Journey With the Lord.” Our lives have really taken us on a journey and it was encouraging to hear others talk about their experiences and share lessons learned.
On Friday night there was singing, poetry, eating and a word from Mrs. Oree, founder of P.A.T.T., who welcomed us to the beginning of this glorious P.A.T.T. Conference. New faces and new energy filled the room. We were able to take a journey back to the beginning of P.A.T.T. and see how the Lord had brought us over the past years.
On Saturday our workshops were informative and inspiring as the ladies shared great insight and wisdom with us. You could feel the presence of the Lord in the midst. Deborah Dawson talked about taking Joy On Our Journey, Montreal Ravenel shared Living With Purpose, Evangelist Mary Everett spoke on A Journey Through the Steps of Jesus, Lorrie Lawrence highlighted aspects of Dealing With the Journey, and O’Violet J. Oree talked about Journeying With the Lord: The Invisible Woman. These ladies had themselves together and it seemed like fire came down from heaven and burned up everything negative in our lives. Deliverance was felt in us as the presenters let the Lord use them.
We had two guest groups to sing for us during the Saturday evening banquet. Faye Hanton and a group of women from her church sang two inspirational songs. Megan Middleton, Fran, and a friend were three young women with such anointed voices. Their harmony was so rich and melodious. It was like angels singing and a heavenly presence engulfed all of us. Our banquet speaker was Sharon Grier of Charlotte, N.C. She put the icing on the cake as she spoke about doing the W.O.R.K. that it takes to pull us from an unhealthy journey, physically and emotionally, to a place of journeying on with balance and wholeness in our lives. That wrapped up the conference and we had an awesome time as always because the presence of the Lord was there.
First Lady O'violet Oree assists her husband Bishop Walter Oree of 42 years in pastoring House of God Miracle Temple. They are the proud parents of five Children.