The district Women’s Retreat was held at Adrian Camp in Adrian, Georgia, September 9-11. The theme was “He Hears My Voice,” based on Psalm 55:17.
One hundred forty-six women attended from seventeen different churches in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Sister Beverly Ricketts (NW Atlanta) presented a timely message entitled “The Ears of God,” and Sister Ruth Cruz (Lexington, North Carolina) also presented a moving message on the theme.
The sisters from Stone Mountain gave every attendee a beautiful plant and small gift with candy. Our praise and worship teams were exceptional, with five churches assisting with the music. Sister Esmeralda Candelario (Summerfield, North Carolina) and her daughter, Katherine, led the music at different times and assisted with the PowerPoint presentations.
We had a few activities during the retreat, led by Olga Cruz and Edlin and Lesbia Lopez. Sister Allison Krome also provided a community service activity for the ladies to take back home and start doing as a group or individually.
On Sabbath afternoon leaders from all churches attended meetings for the youth group and women’s ministry. After our our women’s leaders meeting, we started a chat on WhatsApp for all women leaders to use and plan for our next retreat. Leaders from other churches who did not attend will be added as well.
After thanking all presenters, leaders, and helpers, we concluded the retreat with Sister Esmeralda leading the song “Blessings” and Sister Jeddie Larry and Lili Apen blessing the women with prayers.