Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Beautiful Me Retreat

The girls write why they want to be in relationship with God.

Esther looked at me with her eyes shining after choosing the picture that represented her relationship with God, two hands carefully cradling a rose.  "God holds me like this, and he's making me beautiful like this flower."  What a statement of trust in her Father's love!  

Girls color the picture of Jesus embracing a little girl. "God loves me even when I'm not perfect," Maryanne explained when she was asked why she liked the picture.

Celebrating the morning with dancing!

Time alone with God, learning to pray in different ways, doing devotions together, exercising together in the morning, the garden that surrounded the beautiful retreat center, and a treasure hunt to find their "You Are Beautiful" t-shirts were all highlights of this program.  Now it is time to put into practice what we learned. These girls and their mothers have so many challenges facing them, and our prayer is that God will draw them and they will respond.  That they will find him as they seek him. 

Thank you for praying for:
Charity and her mother Esther
Nanret, Ladyen and their mother Mary
Patience and her mother Hanatu
Marianne and her older sister Mary Jane

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