2015 Winter Thailand Retreat | Volunteers Arrive!

Posted on: February 12, 2015 Written by
2015 Winter Thailand Retreat | Volunteers Arrive!
    Photography by: Linda Swanson      

It is the very rare person who looks forward to multiple, multi-hour flights to get to a destination half a world away. But, the Thrive Volunteer team members were willing to put themselves aboard those long plane rides because of the joy of serving the women who will attend the two Thailand retreats. By 4 pm on Thursday afternoon, the team had assembled in our “office space” to begin our time of preparation. Times of worship and prayer will balance our times of training and preparation. We’ll enjoy bonding as a team as we get to know one another in this beautiful setting just a few blocks from Phuket’s famous beaches.


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About the author

Linda Swanson serves with Paraclete as a member care provider, retreat speaker and spiritual director. She comes alongside global workers to help them be effective in life and ministry. Via Skype, Linda provides spiritual direction for global workers. With her husband, Kevin, Linda served for 28 years with MAF, both overseas as a pilot/mechanic family and at headquarters in administration and member care. During eight of those years, she helped direct Fairhaven Ministries, a retreat center for clergy and global workers. Now, Linda lives in Englewood, New Jersey where her husband is a pastor with the Evangelical Covenant Church. Their two children are married and they have two grandsons.

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