Transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
As the attendees said their goodbyes today, many of them spoke of being in transition. As one said, “I am transitioning back to the states and was feeling very overwhelmed and lost. But the Lord has met me here at the retreat lavishly. I don’t think I realized there are so many women who love Jesus! Thank you for being vessels of His love.”
Another stated that she found great encouragement by discovering that there are so many other women in transition like she is. After spending these days together being “loved, pampered, and prayed over,” she no longer feels so alone.
As she traveled to the retreat, one woman found herself questioning “Where do I even belong?” Her heart was taken by surprise when on the shuttle ride from the airport she already began to experience a sense of belonging with the other women she met.
One global worker said, “I came here feeling like I had no voice anymore. I thought my ‘stuff’ was just too big and no one would be able to relate or understand. But God used this week to speak into my life of how much He loves me.” Another said, “It was just so great to be able to talk with someone who understands the extra level of living overseas.”
As the women transition back to the lives God has called them to–whether that be their country of service, their home furlough assignment, or for many, a place of waiting for new direction–they left with a renewed sense of community.
In worship, volunteers and attendees alike gave testimony that “through it all, my eyes are on You and it is well with me. So let go my soul and trust in Him, the waves and the wind still know His Name.”*
*lyrics from It Is Well, by Kristene Elizabeth DiMarco