Donna Harrisoin, Mary Kay Brown, Brenda Bible, Barbara Williams, Heather Adams, Janet Atchison, Cheryl King, Pam Yarbrough, Rexene Redd, Megan Bush and Mary Kay Traylor, are hosting a live simulcast of Bible teacher Beth Moore on Sept. 18. -- Jean Martin photo

Moore to be simulcast

Published 12:28pm Monday, September 13, 2010

Women from all over the world will gather Saturday to hear author and Bible teacher Beth Moore at Life Way Women’s “Living Proof” Live Simulcast in Chicago. In Selma the Women’s Ministry of Crosspoint Christian Church will host this dynamic event and has invited all women in the surrounding area to join them.

Crosspoint’s doors will open at 8:30 a.m. Saturday for the 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. program. Tickets are $20 each, and may be purchased at Crosspoint, Truax & Co. and many local hairdressers. Tickets include a listening guide (workbook) and lunch. Each ticket has an individual number and throughout the day there will be drawings for prizes donated by sponsors.

At the church bookstore, a number of Life Way/Beth Moore resources will be sold.

The simulcast utilizes streaming video via the Internet, a technology that allows groups of all sizes to participate. Joining Moore in this event will be contemporary Christian singer and worship leader Travis Cottrell and his Praise Team and more than 500 churches participating worldwide.

Donna Harrison, Crosspoint Women’s Ministry Leader, has attended a number of Moore’s “Living Proof” live events in addition to doing her Bible Studies such as “Breaking Free”, “A Woman’s Heart God’s Dwelling Place,” and “Esther: It’s Tough Being a Woman.”

She has a very personal place in her heart for Moore. On January 16, 2004, she was attending her “Living Proof Live” event in Mobile with a local group of women when she received world that her son Walt had been killed in an automobile accident. Before leaving Mobile that night, one of her group spoke with Travis Cottrell, telling him what had happened to Harrison’s son and that their group of 20 women would not be attending the event the next morning. She asked that the group pray for the Harrison family.

The next morning Moore led the 15,000 women in prayer for Harrison and those who had to leave.

Three weeks after that weekend, Harrison received a personal handwritten card from Moore saying “Oh Donna, Donna: I learned about your precious Walt. Sister, I am so deeply sorry. How I pray that God will be present and comforting to you in ways you never dreamed possible. Love, Beth Moore.”

A few years ago, Harrison became acquainted with a woman who had moved to Selma from Auburn. She remembered being present at that conference where Moore led them to pray for Harrison and Walt.

The women involved with Harrison are familiar with Beth Moore studies, events or books. One recalls: “Donna and I attended a woman’s conference in Birmingham years ago. That year had been a year when so many women of our faith had died, like Catherine Marshall. I came home and told my mother we had heard a young lady from Texas at the conference. I told her that this lady would be the Billy Graham among women, and not to worry because God was rearing some new women leaders. That young lady was Beth Moore.”

For those unfamiliar with Moore, she was born on an Army base in Green Bay, Wis., she says she was called at the age of 18 to work for God and made it her goal to say yes to whatever he asked. She graduated from Southwest Texas University with a degree in political science, later receiving an honorary doctorate in humanities from Howard Payne University. She married Keith Moore in 1978 and they have two daughters, Amanda and Melissa. As a young mother, she spoke at luncheons and retreats, working with Mothers Day Out and teaching Christian aerobics.

A Bible doctrine class at her church taught her and her husband how to study the Bible. They attend Houston’s First Baptist Church where she hosts an interdenominational Bible study for women in her city.

In 1994 she founded Living Proof Ministries to teach women how to live and love on God’s word. She has a personal website with links to radio and TV broadcasts, and a LMP Blog. She is also the author of numerous books and Bible studies and she speaks in many countries, including Ireland, England, Singapore, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Kenya and South Africa.

Her radio ministry began in 2004 and is called “Living Proof with Beth Moore.” Each Wednesday she teaches Bible study on the television program “Life Today with James and Betty Robison.”

Saturday’s event at Crosspoint is open to women of all denominations.

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