My first experience with a Desert Springs Women’s Getaway was 5 years ago. I was new to the church and didn’t know anyone. In fact, I’d only really met one woman. I thought her name was “Jeanne”, and she thought my name was “Wendy”. It turns out that we were both wrong. Her name is Gina, and mine is Heidi (and we still laugh about this today). Despite our little name mixup, she was kind enough to invite me to the Getaway. I was so thirsty for Christian fellowship and growth that I decided to go, and I am so glad that I did. Even though I went with four complete strangers, I left with four very special friendships that I treasure even more today. All glory to God!!
And those four women weren’t the only blessings. My first retreat had wonderful speakers that really impacted my heart and refreshed me in Christ. I also met other women while there who really impacted me and showed me the love of Christ. Most importantly, I saw the heart of Jesus at that special retreat.
The blessing of it all is that I know the Lord put that all together. He prompted “Jeanne” to invite “Wendy” (me, a complete stranger) to that first Getaway. He allowed me to meet people and hear speakers that challenged my faith. Great is HIS faithfulness!!
Now, I want to be that person that welcomes YOU!! You may be debating whether you want to sign up for the WILD Getaway this year. You really should sign up! I have met so many wonderful women over the past year of Getaways that I’ve been able to attend. Some are shy, some are hurting, some are full of life in Christ, and some are lonely like I was my first time. I that the Charis Retreat Team is praying that the Lord will use this year’s WILD Getaway to bring you into closer fellowship with Himself and with other Sisters in Christ at Desert Springs.
THERE IS STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THIS YEAR’S RETREAT, BUT THE DEADLINE IS COMING SOON (JUNE 16TH). REGISTER ONLINE HERE.