Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Friend Who Helps

Two are better than one, because they have a
good return for their work:
If one falls down, his friend can help him up.
But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up!
Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10

~Day 11, 30 Days of Prayer

Continued blue skies~ Thank you!

Today Karen will be sharing her experience. She was invited to volunteer by her friend, Rosalyn, our photographer and a returning volunteer.

Karen writes:

This is my first retreat and I am awed by the experience. I had some expectations based on what I had heard in advance, but those expectations don't compare to the reality of being here. My first observation has been how awesome it is to see Him bring together a group of 25 women from all over the U.S., different backgrounds and ages, and bind of together in such a special way. My heart is forever connected to the group with whom I'm serving.

The second thing that stands out to me is that a gift it is to be here, to be serving those who give their lives in service. I'm working on the pedicure team. After my first pedicure, I had the chance to step away and journal. I was shocked at the emotion that welled inside of me as I processed the fact that He had placed me here—what an honor.

The women we serve are so different and yet share so much, and at times I sit back and just watch them minister to one another. His hand is evident in so many ways—in the small groups He put together, in the connections and friendships being made, in the encouragement that is shared, and in the face of every worker He brought here to be reminded of how very much He loves them!

1 comment:

  1. Seeing Tracy and Courtney brings back sweet memories! Thank you for sharing a glimpse of what God is doing via this blog. I am praying for you as you debrief!