Thank you to the SCCUMW for tackling domestic violence

I want to take time out to say a big thank you to the ladies of the South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women. It was a deep honor to be able to deliver the keynote message during the annual Legislative Action Day yesterday. Hard issues are examined and legislative updates were given on a number of items. 

An impressive array of workshops included one by the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Other workshops were on green living and on the 'Dream Act'. I was excited to learn how, under certain circumstances, the Dream Act will empower undocumented people to eventually attend college and lead productive lives.

The day was filled with hope, information and empowerment. Most of all, the day was filled with exciting possibilities for improving the future. My message was on 'Don't be afraid, just believe'. After spending the day with the South Carolina Conference United Methodist Women, I am convinced that with their faith, these women will tackle the future and meet it head on to improve lives. In fact, they are already doing just that.