The South Rocky Community Center hosted the inaugural Let It Rain for God Reigns Conference 2013 on Sept. 14.
The eldest attendee was Mildred Bartley, 98, of Rocky Mount, the youngest was Mia Kennedy, 2, of Charlotte.
Ninety-eight people participated in the all-day conference that started at 8:30 a.m. and ended at 3 p.m. The conference was presented to the South Rocky Mount Community by Trifecta III, an organigation that seeks to inform, inspire and invigorate.
It consisted of a general session, four powerful workshops, a keynote speech, lunch and a final gathering. The workshops presenters were John Manley, Dr. G. Michelle, Lenita Web and Pastor Audrey McCarter.
The Mistress of Ceremonies was the Rev. Tonsa Walton Gary and the keynote evangelist was Ty’reek Howard Jones.
The talent came from far and wide out of Charlotte, Durham and Raleigh.
The Drama Troup Take 1 under the direction of Sabrina Borum, creative arts director of the North and South Carolina Division of the Salvation Army, performed two dramas, the Mighty Saint Steppers under the direction of Sophia Parker performed to “Break Every Chain” and the Salvation Army Core of Rocky Mount Youth Timblist under Sabrina Borum’s direction performed to “My Time for Gods Favor.”
The Rev. Nina E Borum of Nashville, Tenn., performed spoken word, Kenisha Jenkins sang “Take me to the King” and Sasha Arrington, the female youth of the year for Union Hill Missionary Baptist Church, read the scripture.
Vendors ranged from information about health, mental health, literacy and graphic design to goods such as shoes, jewelry, handmade scarves, coffee, seasonal reeves and Pure Romance products. Information in the registration packages came from My Sisters House, Chat and Chew Fire Safety information and much more.
Trifeca III was born out of a vision to help address the needs of the community.
To have an affordable local annual event and to propel other organization in this area do the same. This is what the attendees and presenters had to say about this event:
Many of the participants said they enjoyed the spirit-filled fun, day.
“For some of us the dream is to get out of the neighborhood, for others the dream is to stay in the hood and transform it,” said one participant. Trifecta III is emerging in Rocky Mount and this was the group’s second event. The first was a fundraising line dance party held to raise money for the Let it Rain for God Reigns 2013 Conference.
From the comments Trifecta got on Facebook and from the survey at the event, it’s safe to say Trifecta III accomplished what it set out to do,” said Trifecta III President and CEO Dollie H. Borum. “It reached its goals to inform (mind), inspire (spirit) and Invigorate (body).”
To learn more about Trifecta III you can find Dollie H. Borum from 6 to 7:45 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and from 1 to 2 p.m. on Saturdays volunteering her time to teach line dance classes at the South Rocky Mount Community Center.
Trifecta III already is planning for next year’s Conference Let it Rain 2014. In the words of the keynote evangelist Ty’reek Howard Jones, “Put your umbrellas down and let people see who you are when you get wet.”