To help promote our Awaken Women’s Retreat for 2014, we are going to be posting the speaker profiles for each of our Awaken Breakout Speakers on our blog for the next several weeks. If you’d like more information on our Awaken Women’s Retreat, you can check out the Awaken 2014 tab on our main page or visit our Awaken Facebook page.
Our seventh speaker for 2014 is Stella Berlanga.
Stella and her husband, Daniel attend Faith Christian Family Church in Lubbock and help pastor Templo Sinani also in Lubbock, Texas. They have two daughters, four grand-daughters and a fifth grandchild set to arrive in May 2015.
Stella is teaching a session this year called “Battlefield of the Mind.” The description of Stella’s class is as follows: “Through careful strategy and cunning deceit, Satan attempts to set up strongholds in our minds. We’ll learn how to exercise our authority, using God’s Word and other weapons to refute the Enemy and bring us to new ways of thinking.”
We asked Stella some questions about her session and herself and this is what she had to say.
AW: Stella, you’re speaking on how to release strongholds in our minds. Why do you feel this topic is important to women?
SB: I believe this topic is vital in our walk with the Lord. Women must be aware of how Satan comes to attack different areas in our lives. If women know the Word and use it as their weapon, we will be aware of how to defend ourselves from the lies of the enemy.
AW: What do you hope that women will take away from your class?
SB: How to successfully use the Word and walk in FREEDOM!!!
AW: How many years have you attended Awaken?
SB: I have attended for four years.
AW: Have you been a breakout speaker before and if so, what was your topic?
SB: I have taught two other times on Marriage and the Holy Spirit.
AW: Why do you think it’s important to have the breakout sessions at Awaken?
SB: I believe it’s important because there are many women that attend who have different needs in their lives. They are also going through different seasons of their lives and the topics spoken about may reach where they are at.
AW: Do you have a favorite scripture?
SB: Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
AW: Anything else about your topic that you’d like to share with us?
SB: Come with an open heart ready to receive!
Thank you Stella! We look forward to your breakout session in October! 🙂