Forest Grove Women Enjoy Retreat
A group of ladies from Forest Grove (Ore.) Church, along with a few women from the Hillsboro and Gaston churches, headed up to the Mount Hood Village Resort May 18, 2018, for a weekend filled with blessings from the Lord. God gave pleasant weather, which helped the group enjoy eating outdoors and going on beautiful walks in nature through the woods and along the river. The spiritual talks by Debbie Cox directed thoughts deeper into how to live balanced lives of devotion and industry from lessons in the lives of Mary, Martha and the Proverbs 31 woman.
Everyone came away blessed from the caring fellowship, inspiring thoughts, heartfelt singing and delicious food. On Sabbath afternoon after the walk, the ladies gathered to discuss and pray through a series of Bible texts regarding our walk with God. God used this time to bring more healing to some wounds of the past. It helped to draw closer to God.
The weekend ended with an anointing service for those requesting more power from God's Spirit for service and for help and healing with health or family issues. The Holy Spirit touched each heart and brought joyful tears and renewed desires to live lives for God.
Loretta Mix helped to organize the retreat, and Peggy Horne and Robyn Cottrell worked hard to prepare all the meals, including a Friday night agape feast.