Praise the Lord for an exceptional 2013 H*VMI Staff/Board Retreat! It came at such a great time for several reasons. The Fall schedule just "kicked in" and there are many things happening within our H*VMI Family.
The fellowship, speaker (H*VMI Board member Jeff Hartman), worship, testimonies, prayer time and food all ministered to the staff and Board who were able to come. There was a lot of laughter (good medicine for the spirit), caring and introspection.
The bottom line is, people came needing the time away and the Lord answered in amazing ways. But then, doesn't He always.
The theme of the retreat was Stories of God's Faithfulness. We have seen His faithfulness over the past 40 years in our H*VMI ministry. Our staff took time to share stories of God's faithfulness in their own lives over the past year. Our speaker presented God's faithfulness in the lives of Joseph and Daniel as well as Jesus' ministry.
I pray that the Lord will give you a wonderful Thanksgiving as you recall the ways He has faithfully ministered to as well as through you over this past year.