St. Louis, MO
Eastern Missouri Western Illinois Jurisdiction
General Board Member, Bishop Lawrence M Wooten Sr, Prelate
I’ve been going to the Holy Convocation since 1977. One of my fondest memories is not of the actual Holy Convocation. My father was not Church of God in Christ, He was non- denominational. I fell in love with this grand ol’ church because God had saved my mother and changed her life completely!
I was 9 years old. My parents were divorced. My time with my mom was the weekends. My father had forbid me to go to the Holy Convocation because I’d miss too much school. Well, when my mom’s church was leaving, I had to think and think fast. I wasn’t saved soooo, lying was a big part of me going that year. I didn’t tell my mom my plans or anyone else. I called a friend from her church and told HER mom. Late in the midnight hour, she and her mom came and picked me up. They parked wayyy down the block so the headlights from the car wouldn’t shine through the house. I tiptoed through the house, opened the door really slow so it wouldn’t creak too loud and walked down the street with my suitcase and got in the car and we left. I had told my dad my mom was going to be taking me to school for the rest of the week. He trusted me so he never called to check to see if that was true.
I’ve loved the Holy Convocation ever since!
This year will mark 40 years I’ve been coming and I have no regrets. Now I’m Saved, Sanctified and filled with the Holy Ghost and wouldn’t take nothing for my journey right now!