Our Europe based missionaries take the better part of a week each year around Easter to connect with each other and be refreshed in the Lord. This year’s retreat was held for the first time in Dubrovnik, Croatia. Everyone was super encouraged by the time.
Our guest speaker this year was Tim Haring of Chestnut Ridge Community Church in Morgantown, West Virginia. He did an exceptional job of reminding us through lively stories and through the Word of God just how all-encompassing the grace of God is and how to live in it as a Christian.
We were also treated to a fantastic child-care team who lead the children through a VBS-style program. The kids loved it, and had a priceless time connecting with each other. Dave & Shirley Ferguson delighted us by asking if their team from Oak Ridge Community Church in Columbia, Maryland could bring another team next year. You might be able to guess our answer!
The time was also filled with praying for each other and for the work we are doing in the various countries. It is always an encouragement to be updated on what God has done and is doing through our work in Europe. Time is also provided for team meetings of the various cities with some of the leaders of GCE.
If all goes well, we expect to be back in Dubrovnik for 2017. Thanks for your prayer support and partnership!