Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Ladies Retreat

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,


Michelle said...

We deal with the same issues here. And I am planning a deaf womans retreat in March and so we are thinking of the same things. We are going to focus on Gods yearning for us, His love. That or Esther, Gods sovrienty and purpose for us. Perhaps a bit of the two. Our hope is to draw them into a relationship with the Father. Get them on the good ground first and then address these other issues. I will be watching closely what you decide to do, that's for sure.

Mrs.B. said...

I look forward to hearing (or I guess more accurately--reading LOL) what you come up with! (o;

Anonymous said...

Ditto what Mrs B said. Hope you will be really inspired. :o)

p.s. off subject - are you still following the FlyLady routines?

Bethanie said...

I'll be praying for you.

Happymama said...

Looking forward to you sharing your thoughts with us and I'm sure whatever the Lord gives you will be great.


Dawn said...

Sounds like a wonderful challenge. Also sounds like the good old USA!

Tori said...

We could use a ladies retreat here too. I guess I'll have to wait until we have a little more help, since we are the only IFB church in all of Croatia. Looking forward to hearing how it goes.