As summer inches closer day by day, the excitement seems to grow around Mt. Gilead until it’s nothing short of infectious. With counselors arriving, the grounds crew busy at work, sweet smells of delicious food rising out of the kitchen, and prayers ascending to the Father, these grounds are ready for the coming months, and ecstatic about what God is going to do in the lives of every camper that comes out here this summer. God is nothing short of amazing in every way, and we are expecting HIM to do amazing things out here in the next two and a half months or so. It will be incredible.
My family and I are getting to join in on that excitement this year being back at Gilead after 5 wonderful years in Oregon away from camp. While it’s great to be back in our home state of California, that feeling doesn’t compare with knowing that we’re walking in the will of God, available to be used in whatever way He might see fit. For this summer, He is using us to head up/lead the new Timothy Team leadership development programs, and we couldn’t be happier.
Women’s Retreat 2015 “Confident Assurance”
“…let us hold firmly to the faith we profess…” Hebrews 4:14b
Confidence is a quality that is spoken of in scripture as something we should possess. We are given permission by God himself to come boldly before His throne with our requests and burdens. He repeatedly asks us to place our confidence and faith in Him. He reminds us of the confidence we can have as believers in the knowledge that heaven awaits us. And throughout scripture God calls us to have to have confidence in what God is able to accomplish through us. So how do we maintain that confident assurance when we step out our quiet sacred space in our homes and walk into our world and culture that clashes and collides with everything we know to be true about our God? Come join us as retreat speaker Lisa Lantz pulls back the veil to reveal the way back to that “Confident Assurance” that God desires for us but so often eludes us.
“So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded” Hebrews 10:35
February 20-21 we will be hosting our upcoming free Quilting Retreat at Mt. Gilead. Two years ago we began exploring ways that we could attract women’s groups to our facility. Our Fir Lodge accommodations were being renovated at the time and the idea was brought forth to create homemade quilts to grace every bed in Fir Lodge. We are three quarters of the way to our goal and we are hoping to complete the remaining quilts before Women’s Retreat 2015 in April. So we have created a quilting retreat that would allow our guests spend ample time to work on their own personal quilting project, while committing 4 hours of quilting time to the Mt. Gilead quilting project. All meals, snacks and accommodations are provided by Mt. Gilead.
Space is limited to 15 participants. We would love to have you join us for this fun and special time as we sew to bless others and let them know that they are valued, cared for and loved. A quilt can make a difference. To reserve you spot or for more information please contact Mariella at the Mt. Gilead Office (800)576-4508