Earlier this summer our youth group girls got together for a weekend of growing and bonding, learning how to be the "beautiful and intelligent" women God made them to be. Jerrin Duty wrote this reflection:
This girls’ retreat weekend has been a wonderful way to relax and grow closer to God and my fellow young ladies. Learning more about God from our elders is always a blessing, One of the advantages as part of the youth group is to learn from christians of all ages.
The speakers gave us all different points of view on how we can be the beautiful, intelligent women God wants us to be, teaching how to live love and use our power for those around us, Jennifer Gerhardt told us Abigail’s story. She reminded us we each have power we can use to serve others. The other two speakers, Emily Sumpter and Linda Kay, taught us about how we need to trust that God sees us as beautiful. Together they taught us that we are special and that God has given us what we need to do his work.
Throughout the weekend we did “ice-breaker” activities and unexpected silly games. These helped pull us closer together and get to know each other better. I enjoyed this weekend immensely and got more out it than I thought I would. Thank you to all who contributed to the girls’ retreat.