I think part of the reason to do the retreat was to leave the evil around the city. But as Christians, isn't our job to join together and attack enemy territory? We did grow our relationships during these retreats. We had fun together and learned more about the Bible while together. But did anything really change in our lives that would make a profound difference to win this city for Christ because of the retreats? If some people complained about the place we were at - were they unable to claim God's promises during the retreat because of their lack of desire to be where we were? Some expressed a desire to do a service project together. Could this be the Spirit's leading? Something about that called our attention to the fact that this really felt like being true church. Our team talked and prayed about it and we felt Spirit led that this was what God wanted from this church family. We began to pray about the service project.
Waleska and Matt with Gabriela (back turned) in the kitchen. Waleska did a great job of preparing lunch and snacks for both days.
Our brother Spencer applying some spackle.
Our sister Ines.
We also had fun. This is our brother Felipe who allowed the girls to transform him into "Felipa" during a snack break. He's a good sport.
Here is a picture of almost all the people that were there on the first day. To be honest, I think we were too tired to take a picture of everyone on the second day.