SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A huge gathering of women celebrating faith and fellowship kicked off Thursday night in Springfield.
The annual James River Church Designed for Life Women's Conference draws more than 10,000 women from all across the country.
Organizers say the event aims to spread the gospel to women of all ages and backgrounds.
"We just like to let every girl know that who they are designed by God is who they were meant to be. And we believe that when girls believe that, that they can change the world, especially when they unite together. Together we can do anything," says Becky Davis, Design for Life Team.
Another Designed for Life Women's Conference is scheduled for October 19 through the 21st at the James River Church in Ozark.