In His Likeness
FRISCO, TEX. – More than 750 women from across the Southwestern Union territory, the United States, and Mexico joined together for the Southwestern Union’s Women’s bilingual spiritual retreat, In His Likeness / En Su Semejanza on Aug. 10-12 in Frisco. The attendees came to be refreshed with Christian fellowship and inspired by the special guest speakers, testimonies, opportunities for prayer and fellowship.
The theme for the retreat was drawn from 1 John 3:2, “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”
According to Carmen Fuente-Griffith, women’s ministries director for the Southwestern Union, “God built us in His image and when He comes again, we want Him to see a reflection of Himself in us. Our hope for this retreat was that the attendees would be drawn closer to Him and have a desire to be just like Him.”
The retreat began on Friday evening with welcome messages from Fuentes-Griffith and Carla Baker, North American Division women’s ministries director.
The guest speaker for Friday evening vespers was Elizabeth Talbot, Ph.D., speaker and director for the “Jesus 101 Biblical Institute,” a media ministry of the North American Division. Following vespers, attendees were invited to participate in a specially-created prayer room that led individuals through prayer stations.
Saturday morning began with a communion and praise session led by Shirley Benton, followed by seminars, and then a worship service with special music by Ysis España and message bey Elizabeth Talbot.
More seminars followed lunch in the afternoon, and an anointing and testimony service was led by Janice Ford, Betty Borges, Shirley Benton and Carla Wright in the evening. On Sunday, attendees enjoyed an early-morning praise session followed by a special communion service before departing.
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