Arise 2011 Women’s Conference starts on Thursday

Arise 2011 speakers Wyona Norman and Lefokane (Lydia) Meshoe

More than 700 women are expected to attend the annual Arise Women’s Conference at Word of Faith Christian Centre, Port Elizabeth from September 8 to 11.

The conference theme is “Sisterhood – Am I my sister’s keeper?” and a lineup of dynamic speakers, including Wyona Norman from the UK, Lefokane (Lydia) Meshoe, Jean Guthrie and Shelley Walters will inspire women to reach out to their communities and make a difference. Creative workshop speakers include Zantie Swanepoel, Petro Botha and Janine Simons.

The conference, which is open to all women, is hosted by Mariana Crompton and sponsored by Kingfisher FM. This year’s conference charities include Project Hope, Mothers of Hope and Shepherd’s Field Rehabilitation Centre.

In a press release the conference organisers provide the following information about the speakers:

  • Wyona Norman and her husband lead three churches in the London area. Her ministry is prophetic and dynamic.  She preaches a now word to the body of Christ and has been invited to speak at churches and conferences around the world.  There have been powerful manifestations of healing and deliverance in her meetings.
  • Lefokane (Lydia) Meshoe is a conference favourite. She is a member of the National Executive Committee of the ACDP and is President of “Women of Destiny”, the ACDP Women’s League. Lydia played a major role in empowering and uplifting women during the apartheid era as the South African President of the International Organisation “Women of Valour”; and as Deputy President of “International Christian Women Conferences”.  She is also the founder of “Tshepo Women Help Centre”.
  • Jean Guthrie  is the founder of Jean Guthrie Beauty Care. The Company was launched in South Africa in 1980 and today markets a range of prestige Cosmetics and Fine Fragrances internationally. As a committed Christian, Jean’s objective is to reach women with the message of both inner and outer beauty.

The conference starts on Thursday evening, with an opening ceremony packed with dance and drama. The Thursday night session is free.

According to the conference press release, the Creative Workshops on Friday afternoon include:

  • A Women in Business Workshop with Zantie Swanepoel, a past conference speaker and ex-Mrs United Nations. She is a national spokeswoman for babies born in South African Prisons and founder of the Babies Behind Bars Project that was launched in 2000.
  • A Natural Health Workshop where Petro Botha will explain the value of the four main food groups that can heal your nervous system, help you lose weight and maintain your weight, strengthen your mind and support your total well-being.
  • From Wealth to Victory Workshop with Janine Simons, a pastor, worship leader, intercessor and beauty therapist who has overcome severe life circumstances and is fully restored today.

Port Elizabeth public speaker Shelley Walters will share her testimony at the Saturday night Women In Worship evening. Her passionate and direct approach will motivate and encourage delegates to lean on God and to trust Him, not only with their eternal salvation but with their lives here on earth.

More information about the conference is available at

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