Sunday, 30 June 2013

Christian Women’s Retreat

I know it’s past time for a report on the recent Christian Women’s Retreat held at The Sanctuary, but better late than never!

2 weeks ago The Sanctuary was “home” to 10 lovely ladies for a weekend of learning, sharing, laughter and tears. What an awesome time we had.

We were led by Margreet and Barb, in “Discovering who we are”. After filling out a questionnaire, we all learnt a lot about ourselves, why we are all different, and how to relate better with others. We are all part of the body of Christ and all have different roles to play, and it was OK to be “us” and not be like others.


After lunch on the Sunday, we prepared for an afternoon tea, attended by about 50 people as a fundraiser for destitute widows. Margreet and Kym work and live in Varanasi in India. They have a heart for the widows of India, who are often left in the city, and are living in the streets. A few years ago a Widows Home, House of Hope was built and some are living there now, and learning new skills, such as making jewellery, paper making, running a bakery and sewing. If you click on the link above you can read more about this.


Setting up the tables, where jewellery and other products made by the widows were sold.




Above and below, ladies enjoying the afternoon tea.



Margreet dressed in her “Indian” clothes. And below Kym giving a talk about the widows to the those attending the afternoon tea.


Kym and Margreet have returned to India now, after being on leave to visit family in Bordertown. They are making a difference where God has planted them, and I was very happy to be able to help them financially in their mission with the widows. I know that we are very blessed to be living in this country when so many in this world have so little.

Be back with more soon,

Blessings, From Jude

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