Douglas County, Oregon, suffered from difficult times in 1987. The lumber business was declining, there was a gas crunch, businesses were closing and folks were out of work. Women in the community needed hope and couldn't afford to travel out of the area to attend an inspirational conference. A group of compassionate Christian women began to pray and G.R.A.C.E. (Greater Roseburg Area Committee for Evangelism) Ministries was born.Over twenty years later G.R.A.C.E. Ministries continues to provide an annual interdenominational Christian women's conference for the women in the community.A Touch of Grace-The G.R.A.C.E. Ministries Story, written by humble ordinary women with a desire to serve their extraordinary God, tells the story of G.R.A.C.E. Ministries. Many attending the conferences experienced changed lives and share their stories as well. You'll be blessed, encouraged and inspired by the heartfelt stories of women touched by G.R.A.C.E. Ministries.Ruth Fowler, founder of G.R.A.C.E. Ministries, has used her God-given gifts to serve God in many areas of ministry including Christian bookstore owner, Sunday school teacher, women's mentor and Bible study teacher. She lives with her husband in Roseburg, Oregon.B. J. Bassett is the co-author of My Time with God with over 51,000 in sales. She contributed to The Focus on the Family Guide to Growing a Healthy Home and The Writer's Handbook. She lives with her husband in Roseburg, Oregon, where she teaches writing workshops at Umpqua Community College and at writers' conferences.