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Elogeme Adolphi Christian Sorority, ”Blessed Sisterhood” celebrated their 32nd year at their Annual Summit held this year at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Bradley University July 2628th. In attendance were members of Elogeme Adolphi’s Genesis Chapter established on the campus of Bradley University in 1987 by Founder Mattie Pearl Dawson. The first National Advisor Dr. Denice Ross-Haynes, Myra Johnson and Pastor Audrea Nanabray were among the EA Golden Remnants present at the event. Undergrads, Alumni, Community Chapters and tEAn Representatives from Elogeme Chapters included Bradley University Genesis Chapter, Illinois State University (Cherith Brooke), University of Illinois (Berakah Chapter), Southern Illinois University Carbondale (Beyth Lechem Chapter), Chicago State (Daughters of Issachar), Southern University Baton Rouge (Hiddekel Chapter), Atlanta Christian (Zion Song) Eastern Illinois University (Kairos Vision), Chicago Kaleo Community Chapter, and Peoria River of Life Community Chapter. The anointed women of the Purple Hat Battalion were also in attendance, adorned in their purple hats, but ready for warfare at a moment’s notice for support and intercession.

Pictured l to r: Mary Brown, Ms Ingenue 2019; Judy Hendricks, National Advisor; Tracy Ware, Ms Elogeme 2019; and Ladonna Vinson – Miss Elogeme 2018

The keynote speaker at the Purple and White Banquet, Lady Andria Hudson, acclaimed author, speaker and sole proprietor of ASH Enterprises challenged the women of Elogeme; not only to “Raise the Roof” but to embrace their spiritual legacy and walk out their divine destiny. Ms Elogeme, Tracy Ware was crowned along with Ms Ingenue, Mary Brown. The Mattie P. Dawson Scholarship of $1000 was awarded to Elo Mary Brown, Genesis Chapter. She will be pursuing her Masters in Special Education at Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, Ariz.

Purple Hat Battalion, Ecumenical Prayer Group

National Advisor, Judy Hendricks, shared her heart with the members of Elogeme during their Hour of Power expounding on the theme “Elo Sisters Raising the Roof in 2019.” Elo sisters demonstrated the essence of true sisterhood as they walked out the message of Mark 2:2-4; where four men carried a paralytic friend, lifting him up through a roof bringing him to Jesus.

Judy Hendricks and Mary Brown, recipient of Mattie P. Dawson Scholarship of $1000

When they were unable to get him through the door or a window, they dug a hole in the roof and lowered him down on a pallet in the presence of Jesus. She expressed her gratitude and thanks for the love and support received during this time of bereavement of Bishop Harold Dawson Jr. (the beloved son of the founder of Elogeme, Evangelist Mattie Pearl Dawson). Elo sisters were seen grabbing the corners and the middle of the mat, holding it steady as they lifted up the Dawson Family before the King of Kings. “They refused to give us the generic answer, “Sorry for your loss” or “our thoughts and prayers are with you.” But with love and compassion, not trying to force limbs into place, nor commanding us to “rise and be healed,” they lifted us up. Thank you to the sisters of Elogeme Adolphi! You have taught me to be a better roof raiser, because you did it for me,” said Hendricks.

“I will take this opportunity on behalf of the Dawson Family to say a sincere and heartfelt Thanks to Representative Jehan Gordon- Booth, Mayor Artis and the City of Peoria, Ronda Guyton and the Sheriff’s Dept., Dist. #150 Supt. Sharon Kherat, to Bishop Smith and the Church of the Living God, and the community at large for the many acts of kindness, words of encouragement and condolence to the Dawson Family. Elogeme Adolphi salute one of the greatest roof raisers of our time, Bishop Harold Dawson Jr. who refused to ignore or leave a brother or sister lying where he found them, but continuously prodded and nodded to others to dig holes and raise some roofs for many who were stuck and could not move to be brought into the presence of Jesus.” – Judy Hendricks

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