Goodbye, Dear Cathy

June 15, 2012

Cathy saying goodbye at the BFA 2012 conference

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Beauty for Ashes Women’s Conference 2012! I pray that you will be blessed by God this weekend in every way and that He will do ‘superabundantly, far over and above all that you dare ask or think—infinitely beyond your highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams.’  Ephesians 3:20 (The Amplified Bible).

Sadly, I have to leave you! Let me explain… I co-pastor a local church with my husband Steve and due to time constraints because of the ever increasing demands of a busy, fast growing church, I have had to resign my position and ‘hands on’ involvement with Beauty for Ashes and turn my attention to our local church. This decision has not been an easy one for me; however, it has been a God directed one which makes it easier!

I have loved every minute of my involvement with Beauty for Ashes and I have been enriched by the friendships I have developed over these past 16 years and 26 conferences. Beauty for Ashes has changed my life for the better and I trust that in some small way I have been a blessing to you too!

I want to thank Aldyth and Karen for all they have meant to me and for all I have gleaned from our working relationship and friendship. May the Lord continue to bless Beauty for Ashes in your capable hands and may He add co-labourers to your team who will help you take the conference to the next level!  I will certainly be on the ‘side lines’ cheering you on and praying for you!

Much love,

Cathy Leicher

From the Beauty for Ashes Team

We said our sad farewells to Cathy at the 2012 Beauty for Ashes Conference (the photo of Cathy was taken at the conference). This letter from Cathy was in our conference booklet, but for those of you who didn’t make it to the conference, we thought you’d like to read it. She is going to be sorely missed. From all of us a BIG THANK YOU CATHY for all you have meant to Beauty for Ashes and all your years of faithful service! We love you!

PS We gave Steve and Cathy two nights away at a guest farm near Clarence, so keep an eye on FaceBook for their photos.


4 Responses to “Goodbye, Dear Cathy”

  1. sharon lourens Says:

    Cathy you have inspired and hugely impacted my and hundreds of our lives – you leave a Godly and beautiful heritage behind – Gods richest blessings on you and your family as you continue touching and inspiring the Lost and the followers of Jesus xxx sharon

    • Lynette Says:

      Hi Sharon. You said it so well! Cathy has been a great blessing and inspiration to all who’ve attended the BFA conferences.
      Cathy, thanks for your love and smile and Godly example, our families’ connection goes back a long way, we’ll be in touch. Lots of love from Lynette Bezuidenhout

  2. Nomsa Says:

    Dear Cathy

    It is really sad to see that you have resigned from BFA, God timing and our timing are not the same. I thank God about yout life. I just want to salute and honour you for listening and obeying the voice of God.
    You have touched my life in a mighty way, especially during the intercession
    May God richly bless you and Steve and enlarge your territory beyond your wildest dreams. Galatians6:9
    My prayer for your church 3John1:2

    Love you

  3. Ethel Daniels Says:

    Wow Cathy you sure will be missed but, yes, God’s timing and ways are not ours.. You too have been a blessing to me – and even though I too have moved down to East London, and have missed the recent BFA conferences, we will miss you not being in the team. Aldyth – Karen – you too are amazing – keep going and I know you too will continue to be a blessing at the Conference. Thank you to all three of you – forever!! ( : Ethel Daniels…xxx

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