Ohana Women Search for Hidden Pearl

June 01, 2009 | Susan Custer

Seek and Find—In Search of the Hidden Pearl (—Proverbs 31), was the theme for a teen retreat organized by the Ohana Christian Fellowship of Seventh-day Adventists in West Linn, Ore. The young women's retreat was held at the property and home of Mark and Rodelyn Miner, located in Hubbard, Ore., Feb. 27–March 1.

Youth leaders Lisa Blake, Lisa Brown and U’Lee Brown along with the assistance of Aryonna Waters and Denee White facilitated and mentored the young women as they searched and found the “pearl” in themselves.

According to Brown, the weekend was a success. The young ladies learned how to become Godly virtuous women according to Proverbs 31. "I witnessed how the young ladies started to apply the teachings in a practical way in their lives during the weekend. It was a wonderful experience,” says Brown. When asked about the retreat, one teen responds, “it was a way to draw closer to God and meet new friends. I really enjoyed it!” Another young lady says, “it was well put together and really inspirational.”

Volunteers from Ohana and other local churches catered all the meals for the retreat. Many thanks to Melinda Janke, Robert and Theresa O Kramer, Anne Campbell, Jerel and Angela Hutapea and Don and Gail Duilio.