This year was our 4th Passion for Orphans retreat.
I wasn’t sure what to expect.
I was excited about our new location …
Beaver Creek.
The Charter.
Peak weekend for fall colors.

I knew I wanted Jody Landers and Lisa Qualls to come back.
As it turned out, Rebecca Vahle also spoke.
And we had 3 ladies star their story.  Short and sweet, but personal.

I also knew I wanted Megan to lead worship.

I was thankful to have 4 girls on the planning team …
Bethel. Erin. Celina. Amanda

And Jaynee came again this year.

We only had 42 ladies there.
That was discouraging.
BUT it was perfect.  Absolutely perfect.

With 3 main session speakers, 3 ladies sharing their story, Amanda teaching on attachment …
and the removal of breakout sessions, which were replaced with discussion groups
and extra free time …
it was an incredible weekend.
It was the best retreat yet.

So, next year, it will be at the same place, the same weekend, same schedule …
with different speakers and story tellers.
I’m so very thrilled that God worked through all of our ideas and brought it all together.
It was a special weekend.