Ancora 2013: The Reality of Suffering…The Certainty of Hope


This Saturday will be a final culmination of a work that began in November. I have been rather silent here in my writing because all of my energies have been focused on this one task.

Ancora 2013 is a new and exciting opportunity for members of the Military Community, specifically the Military Spouse.

Registration is Open. Email for more information.

Location: Army Heritage and Education Center. Carlisle, PA

Saturday, May 4th, 8am to 5:30pm

Ancora 2013 will be addressing the Reality of Suffering in our military community and answering it with the Certainty of Hope in Christ Jesus. Our theme scripture is Hebrews 6:19,

 We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place. 

It is no secret that the military community is suffering after ten years of uninterrupted war. Military spouses are no exception. We all carry stories of hurt and pain with us, whether they are our own, our spouses’s or a friend’s. Healing will come if we begin to share our stories with one another, replacing walls of isolation with bridges of hope. Ancora was created with this in mind.

Friends, I ask for your prayers.

We do not know how many will attend. As you can imagine, this topic is one people often run from rather than to. God’s favor has been on Ancora 2013 from the beginning. Time and time again our efforts have been affirmed and supported.

So, I enter this week in prayer, releasing Ancora 2013 to Him who is able. Will you join me in prayer for the speakers, volunteers and participants? Thank you.

Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,  to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. (Jude 1: 24, 25)

newly purposed,


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8 thoughts on “Ancora 2013: The Reality of Suffering…The Certainty of Hope

    • Hi Andrea. God is so good! Ancora 2013 was a complete success and more than I could have imagined. It will take me some time to process it all. Thank you for your prayers. I would love to catch up by phone soon. Jana

    • You are so funny! Yes, I did have my wardrobe picked out. I got many compliments. I matched the colors and theme of the event. Very fun. Think turquoise and gold. I was bold and confident. Wish you could have been there. With love, Jana

  1. Jana, this is pretty amazing! I’ll be praying that God brings together just the right group of people, that this will be glorifying to Him, and that it will strengthen and encourage so many who are suffering!

    • Thank you, Elizabeth. Ancora was a complete success. God was glorified in ways only He can make happen. I was so encouraged by those who participated and helped in so many ways. I am hopeful that this will continue to be an annual event at the AWC. Thank you for your prayers, Jana

    • Hi Stephanie, It was an amazing day! I would love to visit with you on the phone about it. Thank you for your prayers. It was confirmed me that the ministry of Ancora has only just begun. There is much more work to do. With love, Jana

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