Southern Oregon Women Share Inspiration at Milo
More than 70 women from Ashland to Florence, Ore., and everywhere in between attended the Southern Oregon Women's Retreat at Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, Ore. The women enjoyed encouraging workshops and a five-part series presented by Risé Rafferty during the three-day retreat, themed In Pursuit of Intimacy.
The workshops included Healthy and Happy for a Holy Purpose presented by Rosalie Hurd, a nutritionist and co-author of the Ten Talents Cookbook. How Soon Is Soon was presented by Donna Griffith. Both Hurd and Griffith are Grants Pass Church members. Tawny Sportsman, Sweet Home Church member, presented The Weight of Our Words.
Activities kept the ladies busy between presentations. Some walked down the lane, while others went on an edible nature walk with Sandy Burns, who showed the difference between edible and non-edible plants. Many ladies were anointed during the retreat's anointing service, and healing was evident, physically and in the heart.
The women enjoyed vocal performances by several women, and gifts were given out during special drawings. Every aspect of the retreat blessed the women, many of whom developed new and lasting friendships.
Not everything was business at the retreat, as the ladies found out during the pajama party when they stayed up late enjoying popcorn, soda and sweets. The party included games, singing and a great night of fun.