Who Gave Him Thanks? (Ice Breaker – O’Violet J. Oree)
There are many stories in the scriptures that describe several who have been healed, delivered, and set on the path of righteousness. Are you familiar with their stories? They are just like us, ordinary folks with extraordinary stories of deliverances and so forth. We read about them and they inspire us to keep believing and to allow the Lord to have his way. See if you know who these are that gave him thanks.
A Woman is Who She Thinks She Is (Presenter – O’Violet J. Oree)
“As a man thinks in his heart so is he,” Who do you think you are? Are you in line with your God given purpose? Or are you operating by what others think of you? Let’s learn to appreciate ourselves and thank God that we are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Giving Him Thanks in Brokenness (Presenter – Vanetta Webb)
There are two types of brokenness. This workshop will explore both of them. Scriptural support will be provided and discussion on key steps in maintaining a heart of thanksgiving in our lowest times. It is very important to do so and you will learn why that is.
Reshaping and Renewing the Brain (Presenter – Evangelist Mary Washington Everette)
This workshop will share some practical exercises to reshape and renew the brain. We will make use of guided imagery and visualization that will helps us to relax and begin to restructure our thoughts and help us appreciate the joy of living.
Even When God Says NO, I Will STILL Give Him Thanks (Presenter – Evangelist Annette Dunmeyer)
It may seem like God will sanction every request we ask of Him. But that is not so. He has and will say NO sometimes. That’s because he knows best and in these times we all need to learn to still give Him thanks.
Give The Lord The Praise (Presenter – Evangelist Sharon Choice)
Give Him praise because He deserves it and when we do, everything else will fall in line. When we praise Him we don’t have time to worry about our problems. God will take care of it. You praise Him and let Him work it out!
Having the Courage to Walk in Your Purpose (Presenter – Adina A. Oree)
This workshop will help you discover your gifts and walk in your God-given purpose. You just don’t know how God will move in your life. You and I must be ready to move with God and take on every opportunity He gives us to benefit ourselves and the lives of others. If nothing else be a role model of the good that the Lord allows you to experience just to motivate others of where God will take you when you make the decision to do the right thing. We don’t get there by ourselves because he uses a lot of people along the way to open doors for you and for that we give him thanks.
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.
March 14, 2014 marked our first PATT Conference to be held in Charleston, SC. We were at the Inn Place Hotel on Goer Drive of North Charleston, SC. It was amazing. It seems like we plan the conference and put it together, but the mood and the environment is all God’s doing. Each time we have these conferences God just shows up in such wonderful ways. Our theme last year was Dealing With Women’s Issues. You know we have issues, but there is not one of them that God cannot help us handle or resolve.
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.