Washington Women Experience God's Spirit

"What an amazing weekend!”

“I could feel the presence of God in this place.”

“My life is changed.”

These were some of the comments heard after the Washington Conference’s fall women’s retreat held Sept. 26–28 in Hope, British Columbia. Many women were praying for months before the retreat for God to work in a powerful way, and He certainly did.

The featured speaker, Alicia Patterson, presented dramatic monologues of the women in Luke 8. Along with the portraits she visually painted of the women who were able to minister to Jesus, Patterson helped the participants see their own portrait through God’s eyes. After getting a clear self-portrait, it was time to explore what God was asking each person to do for Him.

Personal testimonies, uplifting music and interesting breakout sessions rounded out the weekend. Session topics such as dealing with anger, spiritual parenting, healing from loss and creating true worship gave the women helpful information.

Watching the Holy Spirit draw women into a closer walk with Jesus was the most exciting outcome. Surely God’s presence was at this retreat.

December 01, 2003 / Washington Conference