The participants were from all over Uganda. Some had been here many years some were relatively new. Some worked in Bible colleges, some in orphanages, some did church planting, some were in schools, some worked with women and/ or children and some with other ministries. We now have contacts with so many different ministries in all parts of the country (and Kenya).
The worship time led by Patty, along with Penny and Becky was awesome. We heard some amazing stories from Sharon from her time as a missionary in Ecuador. Janet talked to us about our marriages and families as she shared about her family. So practical!! The founder and leader, Vickie, gave us valuable nuggets of truth as we talked about husbands, children, marriage, communication, ourselves--our ministries and who we are. We talked, laughed, shared, relaxed, laughed, and felt “narded”. (John 12:3)
|Patty, Becky, Penny - our awesome Worship Team|
|Vickie sharing a "nugget"|
Pure Joy International has 2 to 3 retreats each year that they take to different parts of the world, depending where the Lord shows them. 9 ladies came -- all paying their own way and all brought together by the Father to make each retreat unique. And behind the scenes were prayer partners and sponsors who shared their resources and talents with the rest of us. What a blessing they are. Check out their blog -- Pure Joy International blog. They are always looking for people to be a part of the team.
Thank you, Penny, Vickie, Becky, Sharon, Colleen, Janet, Kathy, Patty, and Kathy (Boots)not shown
We were all so encouraged and lifted up beyond what we ever dreamed!