The Ladies International is an auxiliary branch of FGBMFI. In many different parts of the world, the Ladies International are actively involved in the marketplace.
Brenda Shakarian, head of Ladies International, worked with Rosa Ortega, ladies coordinator - USA, to institute the International Women's Conferences for FGBMFI. These conferences are a strategic effort within FGBMFI to bring women together from many nations of the world to network together, encourage and support each other to reach women in the marketplace in their respective nations.
1st LADIES LATIN AMERICAN CONFERENCE 2014
In El Salvador on the weekend of August 15th 2014, Armida and Mauricio Loucel hosted the 1st Ladies Latin American Conference. It was held in the grand ballroom at the El Presidente Hotel. It was impeccably organized and I am so grateful to Armida and to the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to make sure that every need was met. Over 700 Ladies attended the Conference. Women were challenged and encouraged as one speaker after another got up and spoke about very personal situations and how they overcame many obstacles thru their faith in God. By the end of the meetings, you just felt like Nothing Is Impossible With God!
I was struck by the unity that flowed between women from so many different nations. It didn't even matter if you had friendships there before the conference because in that room there was so much acceptance, love and care for one another. I felt encouraged as the reports came in of healing and forgiveness. It was a beautiful time together and I myself will never be the same. God is so good and I want to thank the many women who took the time out of their busy schedules to join us from Uruguay, Peru, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama, Columbia, Mexico, Guatemala, United States and of course El Salvador.