Sweet Words | 2018 Mexico Retreat

Posted on: April 27, 2018 Written by
Sweet Words | 2018 Mexico Retreat
    Photography by: Sarah Link      
Goodbyes are always difficult when times together are sweet. As we closed our time together, many sweet words of gratefulness and hope were expressed. Here are a few comments from the global women:
“We talk a lot about people groups. This week, I’ve realized you ladies are my people group.”
Another woman beautifully put it, “This retreat was a space where brokenness and grace met.”
Someone else chimed in,  “Every single detail spoke to my heart, and I realized I have a God who loves me.”
One woman articulated her experience by saying, “I’ve been feeling small this week. You sometimes start to feel big when you’re on the field and you feel like you can never be weak. In making me small, God reminded me ‘I am faithful and it doesn’t depend on you. You’re small but you’re part of something bigger than yourself. I still have you in my hands.’” She continued, “Hearing stories of God’s faithfulness has really renewed my heart.”
And one gal summed it up when she said, “ We only had one session per day but it fed me enough for a whole fat cow.”
Ladies who came closed left open. Gals who came convicted left forgiven. Girls who came lonely left loved. Women who came hungry left full. So although the goodbye was bittersweet, we know we all left changed.
©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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