Our annual Women's Retreat took place over the weekend and I was responsible for coordinating the decorations. The theme was "Life's A Trip!" I was thankful for lots of help to pull everything together and here are some photos of how everything turned out.
We met in the Fellowship Hall for our meals (yum!) and we had 32 (!) round tables set with centerpieces of maps, globes, and travel cases stuffed with travel brochures.
A friend was responsible for the dessert bar we had on Friday evening, and I wanted to show you how cute it turned out.
Gracia Burnham was our speaker. You may remember her in the news about 10 years ago. She and her husband, Martin, were American missionaries in the Philippines. While celebrating their 18th anniversary at a resort, they were captured and taken hostage by the Abu Sayyaf Group, who were a militant group of Muslims. They were constantly on the move, endured many gun battles, and after a year of being held her husband was killed in a gun battle in which she was injured but freed. Her story is an amazing testimony of encouragement, hope, trust in the Lord, and truly understanding what it means to love your enemies.
I am thankful for a wonderful church who cares about fostering spiritual growth for women and the talented, hard working group of ladies who organized this event.
Fantastic job, ladies!