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 MLC Ladies Retreat 

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The  MLC  Ladies Retreat  is an organization that meets once a  year in November at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center in  Pigeon Forge,  Tenn-essee.  I began these retreats to help women cope with  today’s world and to connect with  Christ.  The  initials MLC stand  for Mary Lynn  Crider but they can also mean " Making  Ladies  Christlike.”  That  certainly is  my  goal.  If  I  can  encourage  and help  the  ladies  attending  these conferences  to  become more  like Christ,  then  all  my effort  will  be worth while.  Not only do I seek to enable women to be more  like Him, but I  also  seek to  help them  meet and  face  the  awesome  challenges facing  women  today.  Needs  that arise  from  the work place,  the home,  the community,  and  the church.

Ladies today are facing  increasingly  more complex problems than ever before. The demands of  raising a  family and  meeting the  needs  of a  husband,  the  expanding career  responsibilities,  the  unrelenting  schedules, and  the  unending  task of house work all combined  leaves her  exhausted and  many  times  discouraged.  The  MLC  Ladies  Retreat offers a few days relief from the daily grind and an atmosphere in which  ladies are  free to  experience the still  small  voice of God.

I  seek  to bring  to  the  MLC  Ladies  Retreats the  best  speakers that  I  can  find.  These speakers offer, not only Biblical instruction,  but also the many  varied  experi-ences that God has allowed them to go through. For example,  I had Dawn Robinson, a  survivor of the  World  Trade Center  collapse in  New York on  9/11,  to speak to our  ladies about  all the things she endured and  how  God was  faithful to  spare her life.  This  is a challenge that I  want our ladies to receive.  Regardless of the difficult days you may have to endure, God is always faithful to His children.

Along with the speakers,  I bring to the  conference  the  singing  ministries of  Sandy Payton,  Missy Waldroup,  and  Jane Keel.  These  precious  ladies  provide some of  the best gospel singing that is available today.  Shannon Cartrett  heads up the prayer  ministry  for  the ladies. Personal testimonies, prayer ministries, and spirit filled songs are also a vital  part of the  MLC  Ladies  Retreats.

I  have had the privilege of  seeing souls saved and lives changed through the ministry of Ladies Retreats.  To  this I  can only say,  “Praise the Lord."  Helping ladies grow  in  the Lord  and seeing them  become more like Christ are  two of  the  most worthy goals in this ministry.   I  have seen God  accomplish this  goal  time and  time  again  during these  retreats. God has certainly placed  his  hand  upon  this ministry.

The MLC Ladies Retreats  charge a  $75.00  registration  fee  for attending the semi-nar.  This charge goes to pay for the speakers,  singers,  snacks, and  the  conference room  at the  Music  Road  Hotel  and  Convention  Center.

If  you  need  additional  information,  please  feel  free to contact me.