Staff Retreat

DSC_2690-2We just got back from a staff retreat at a beautiful retreat center called Prayer Mountain. I think that my jaw dropped open when we pulled through the gates, because we drove straight into a pine forest!! For those living in the US, that might not sound like a big deal because that is common enough. But here it isn’t, and Syd and I both LOVE the beauty and serenity of pine forests. Anyway, that was a great way to start our retreat:)

DSC_2679-2We wanted to get away as program staff to encourage each other and discuss practical implications of living out our theme TOGETHER this year: “Running the Race Set Before Us.” We were so blessed by how the Lord worked in our midst, bringing out hard conversations and cultural differences that have started to build walls, and bringing reconciliation where it was needed. We are so blessed to be working with this team of people and we are thankful for the “family” that they have become.