Seen, Heard, and Valued | 2018 Mexico Retreat

Posted on: April 26, 2018 Written by
Seen, Heard, and Valued | 2018 Mexico Retreat
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Thrive is unique and the women sense it.
During dinner one evening, an attendee commented, “You can tell Thrive thinks about the specific needs of women on the field.” When asked, “What do you mean by that?” She replied, “Others have come to encourage and support us, but Thrive takes our needs into consideration.” When asked, “ What are some of the things that make Thrive different?” She continued, “The counseling for sure. But, even down to the little things said during announcements. You can just tell… they get us.”
Not only does Thrive provide skilled professional counselors to process life circumstances, painful trauma, real temptations, deep hurts, and reoccurring habits but Thrive trains every volunteer to ask good thoughtful questions that truly make women feel valued. Other attendees added, “These volunteers know what to ask. They don’t stop after getting the facts or ask ‘How was your trip?’ They truly listen.”
This week, global women serving in Mexico and around the world have felt seen, heard, and valued. What better way to demonstrate the love of God.
©2018 Thrive

About the author

Yvonne Biel is originally from Grand Rapids, Michigan. After graduating Moody Bible Institute in 2007, she moved to Vienna, Austria where she lived out one of her dreams teaching international students about God through math and Bible classes, art and design, sports, and mentoring. Now, she is pursuing another dream of working in Church ministry while finishing her MA Degree in Christian Formation and Soul Care at Denver Seminary. In her spare time, she enjoys sipping on coffee with dear friends, exploring the mountains and playing competitive volleyball.

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