LWML CNH RETREAT – August 27-29, 2021
105 of us enjoyed a fun weekend retreat at the Episcopal Conference Center Oakhurst (ECCO). Attendees came from throughout California. We had 3 RVs, 4 Saturday only, 23 from the Hmong communities of Merced and Fresno, and we ranged from 16 to over 80 years of age and 46 were first timers.
The theme was Plan Everything In His Time … based on Proverbs 19:2: "Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails."
The Bible Study Leader, Judy Huber, led us through an inter-active study based on the theme and Scripture with fun projects (pantomimes, skits, song composition) that everyone participated in. We shared a lot about the interruptions in our lives and what we can learn from them. Our lives don’t always go as expected, as the last year had proven. We learned that when there are changes, interruptions, and detours in our plans (sometimes even interventions from the Lord). We at first panic, then accept them, adjust by asking God for help, and/or just leave it all in God’s capable hands to lead and guide us.