We are going to host a ladies retreat next month. Our church building is still in the "un-finished" state, so it should prove interesting!
I have been thinking about what I want to share with the ladies. What is the most important thing we can share? There are many topics, many issues that need to be addressed, but which is the most important and relevant? I was talking to my missionary friend Michelle, on Monday at a fabulous cookout at their house. We were discussing the retreat and subjects we'd like to talk about it. We realized that God has sent us to work in a place where Satan has had free reign. It is hard to talk about purity when these ladies have never known purity. It is hard to discuss a heavenly marriage when all marriages around them are from the Pit. It is hard to talk about loving family relationship where there is little natural affection. They do not know of God's order in life. They do not realize that God expects husbands and wives to put each other first, before the children. They do not understand that the children are not in charge. They do not understand that Grandma and Mom do not have the same position of authority. And none of them realize that there should be a father in every household. I know that we work we do now, may not bear fruit for another generation...or two.
So for the next few weeks, I'll be sharing things with you all that I plan to share with them, to get your feedback.
Grace and Peace from God the Father,