Come Away Retreats

A Peek Inside Our Mentoring Relationship

I want you all to meet my dear friend and mentee, Taryn. We first met at her church last summer when I offered to help her women’s ministry team launch a mentoring ministry. My heart was quickly drawn to Taryn. She is a sweet 24-year old, single mom to a 6-year old daughter. I immediately saw such great potential in her. Later I found out that she was leading a Young MOPS group at her church and truly was mentoring many of these moms.

I was thrilled that Taryn was able to attend our first Come Away Retreat and bring several of those moms with her. We had some one-on-one time together where I loved getting to know her even better and that’s when she asked me if I would mentor her. Here’s Taryn’s perspective:

Feeling Known

Have you ever felt lonely in church? I have. My husband was in the military, and we moved nine times in seventeen years. It seemed like we were always at a new church. When he was away on assignment, I’d sit in church alone. Even when the worship was lovely and the sermon inspiring, a little part of me wanted to run home—I’m not known here. People said pleasant things to me, but they had no way of relating to me directly, because … of course … they knew nothing about me. Even in a loving crowd, I often felt alone.

COME

As I sat down and had intentional time with Jesus the last few days of 2017, I asked Him what my word for 2018 should be. I had some ideas that I was thinking about, but it’s amazing to watch Him specifically answer when I specifically ask.

He showed me a word that wasn’t on my list yet and all of the sudden it jumped off the pages afresh as I was reading through Isaiah:  COME

Kirsten's Impact Story

I'm so excited to introduce you to Kirsten, one of the attendees at our first ever Come Away Retreat on August 26. Be blessed and encouraged as she shares her story of the impact of this retreat in her life.

Since becoming a mother, the biggest change and challenge for me has been how to find the quiet, peaceful time alone that my soul craves. This Come Away Retreat provided that time for me in a huge way!