61 Global workers from 9 countries representing 35 agencies poured into the Thrive retreat on Monday afternoon. As they checked in and signed up for their self-care options, they quickly got acquainted with one another. Stories were shared, hearts were felt, and reasons for attending the Thrive retreat came to light.
“I was at a breaking point.”
“I need the rest and encouragement.”
“I wanted to give back to myself.”
“I look forward to being around women of the same culture.”
Jesus said, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” -Matthew 11:28
Despite the long travel hours, leaving of family and friends, job sacrifices, and overcoming financial obstacles to be here, these women are ready. Ready to be loved physically, emotionally, and spiritually. They recognize that to do their best work in the field they must first take care of themselves.