Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Our 6th & Final Family Retreat

Once again, we had a wonderful time at the Joni & Friends Family Retreat!  This will be our final Family Retreat :-( (at least for awhile) because our family will be transitioning into a new season of ministry.  For those of you who have not heard, the Lord has called my family to plant a church in East St. Louis, IL.  You can read more at our website - City of Joy Fellowship.
Therefore, we made sure we enjoyed every moment of the retreat!  
The theme was "Hope Overflowing" which came from my favorite verse in the Bible -

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.  
Romans 15:13

The Lord blessed Kempton to unpack the meaning of the verse in its context.
We were definitely encouraged to press on with hope through joy & peace! 

We were privileged to have Joni & Ken Tada attend this retreat! 
We had not seen them since 2009.

My Little Star

That's Carysse's "I am smiling!" face :-)

Elsa has been our babysitter/PCA for a few years.
We were so glad that she wanted to join us at the retreat this year.

Sweet bro-sis moment

Fun for Everyone! 

Christian wanted to give Kempton a kiss...precious!


My athletic one just had to join this volleyball game.

My creative one was busy making sand creations.

My two oldest sweeties

 I love this photo! 


These sweet sisters served our table at each meal.
They were definitely role models of diligent serving.

May these retreats continue to be a little piece of heaven for all the families who attend!