Area Retreat Re-Cap!

23 Oct

Area Retreat Recap!

The 2011 Asia Pacific Retreat has come and gone. I’m so overwhelmed with God’s goodness to us during the retreat. Thank you so much for your prayers during the retreat. We saw some amazing things happen and the Lord was really working in the lives of our team and the students that were there. It’s so fun to think back on our time with joy and I rejoice at what the Lord did. So many fun times and memories. I also can’t say enough about the team we had serving with us. They all brought their unique gifts, talents and skills and it made for one of the best teams I’ve worked with. I’m so thankful for all of them.

Here’s a sampling of pictures from our time in Malaysia. If you want to see more pictures you can check out my Facebook.

It wouldn’t be a Area Retreat Youth Program with out inflatable palm trees!


Reunions with old friends and meeting new friends.


Getting ready to play a Area Retreat favorite…Cat in the Hat!


Free-Time at the Pool.


Learning a new game…I wasn’t very good. 😉


Small Group Time!


My awesome Small Group!! Love these girls!


The whole group!!


Our fearless youth team! So thankful for these men and women!


This is my favorite pictur. Some of the students left this note on the window of the youth room. If you can’t make it out it says, “Bye 4 now. See you in 4 years. ❤ <3”

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So needless to say I think a good time was had by all. It was so cool to see these students opening up, sharing their stories, their struggles and seeing God meet them there. It was encouraging to hear stories of many of these MKs really understanding that they are part of the ministry that the Lord has called their family to and seeing the Lord work in that ministry.

Thank you for your prayers. We could really see the Lord working and moving in our time with these students. It was really encouraging and I can’t wait until our paths cross again.

What’s Next?
Well after some much needed post trip clean up I’ll be jumping into planning and recruiting for the 2 week trips I’ll be working on in 2012. I’m also looking forward to heading up to Covenant College to see some MKs and catch a soccer game.

Christmas Cards!
I’m beginning to work on my annual Christmas Card mailing list. If your address has changed in the past year or if you did not recieve a card last year and would like to this year please let me know what your mailing address is.  Thanks!

By His Mercy,
Ruthanne

 

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  1. 30 Days of Thankfulness – Nov 1-8 « God | Life | The World - November 8, 2011

    […] On November 1st I got to share with the office staff of MTW (the missions org. I work for) about the Area Retreat and all God did there.  It was so cool to get to stand in front of these folks who I work with […]

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