Monday, April 11, 2011

International Chapel Women's Retreat

Last weekend I attended a women's retreat, organized and sponsored by my church here in Vienna. There were about 60 ladies in attendance. Myrna Alexander was the speaker; she spoke about trusting the character of God and making Him our firm foundation, upon which we can stand during the joys and trials of our lives. Betka, Molly and Kristen helped with music - the acoustics of the room made the sound of so many women singing together especially beautiful!
Friends Carrie and Amanda managed the book table at the retreat. Here they catch a few minutes of knitting between sessions.
On Saturday afternoon, I had the chance to participate in a walking tour of Krems, the town where the retreat was held. It is a quaint Austrian town, the home of Franz List's mother. I really enjoyed hearing some of the history of the town and seeing the old buildings.
This is my friend Jayne. She has been such an encouragement to me this year! We both stepped out and took part in this retreat in ways that pushed us out of our comfort zones: Jayne as MC and me as Fun Night Coordinator. God was so good to give us the courage to lead in these ways!

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