To the ladies of the Ecumenical Society in Monterrey, thank you for your kindness, your friendship and for making my stay there so wonderful. I was truly blessed by each of your stories and your confidence to be so transparent and open, and what God is calling you to do going forward.
Before this past weekend, all I knew about Monterrey was that a lot of Mexican restaurants seem to be named after that city, but now I know that it is a beautiful, mountain terrain city filled with beautiful people who live there!
The scenery was breathtaking…. here are a few pictures to prove my point……..
(Ritas backyard – wow! The garden room is top right, where I stayed. Can you say paradise?)
(The beautiful Monterrey mountains)
God showed up so big at the retreat, and we were all blessed by His presence and the fellowship that we all shared in His name. I believe hearts were healed and new amazing beginnings are on the horizon for many women – glory to God!
All in all, it was a weekend that I will never forget. The theme verse for our weekend was Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you. Plans for a hope and a future.
It was a great reminder of how God works in miraculous ways to help us see that His plan for our lives is so much better than our own. Many women were struggling with painful personal circumstances, but they too could see God at work in their lives and return home knowing that God has a plan for everything.
I love the way God intervenes in our lives and puts us in just the right places at just the right times with just the right people! Just knowing God has a special plan and purpose for each of us is a comforting, and peace-giving feeling that we can carry with us whereever we go.