Come Before Winter Retreat

There are not enough words to express how grateful I am for your support and prayers for the women’s retreat in Honduras that I was so blessed to be able to attend. The retreat began on Monday the 14th at 3:45pm and ended on Friday the 18th at 10:00 am. 1 hour be-fore our departure time. Our morning worship began at 7:30 in the morning and we ended at 9:45 every night; needless to say I was beat at the end of everyday but I can not think of a better way to spend approximately 12 hours a day than in God’s word with 34 other mis-sionary women from around the world, sharing each other’s joys, struggles and experiences. During our time there we studied Psalms 99-106 with more of an emphasize on 103; which is an amazing Psalm! One amazing story that I do have to share with you is that 1 of the women that attended ( Maribel ) with her sister (who is a missionary in Mexico City) had not yet decided to commit her life to Jesus was also able to come and be with 34 Christian women and see their love and commitment to Jesus and after many cries, shared stories and encouragement decided that she wanted to be baptized into Christ when she re-turned home. The angels were indeed rejoicing!!
My favorite verses of the week were from Psalms 103: 4,12. Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgres-sions from us. I was over come with emotion as I stood in front of this ocean looking east to west.
God Bless you!!!

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