As the director of Mother-Daughter weekend, I was encouraged to see over 100 women and girls take time away from their busy lives to invest in their connections with one another as well as their knowledge and understanding of the Lord!
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Uninterrupted time. Purposeful activities. Biblical teaching. God's creation.
All of the above listed were experienced by mothers and daughters in the Living Water's peaceful valley.
Our speaker Tara Chamberlain, who is a new friend to camp, encouraged us during three sessions to always rejoice, pray without ceasing and continually give thanks. Tara gave many examples of ways to apply these words from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 by developing daily "home habits."
The 78 participants made the most of the programmed events. Each mother and daughter enjoyed a time of reflection and prayer during the night hike on the Mockingbird Trail. We again hosted a "Mother-Daughter Dinner Date" on Saturday night and encouraged the moms and girls (and a few grandmas!) to exchange love letters over a delicious home made pizza dinner. We continued our themed "slumber party" dinner by having a popcorn with candy buffet and a relaxing movie night.
Despite the warmer temperatures, the guests enjoyed being outside in the melting snow and even made the best of it by having a snowman building contest!
The retreat was carefully and prayerfully planned and guests and volunteers were blessed by the weekend at Living Waters.
During our Mother Daughter Retreat last February, Moms and Daughters worked together to make warm fleece blankets. This craft project was a warm indoor option for moms and daughters to bless someone else.
Each family brought their own material to camp where they cut and tied these special baby blankets. Together moms and daughters prayed over the blankets before they were donated to the Door of Hope a crisis pregnancy help center. These generous ladies made almost 30 blankets! The Door of Hope gives the blankets to new moms seeking help from their ministry.
The Door of Hope sent us a thank you note for the blankets. The note read "We here at Door of Hope thank you so much for the beautiful fleece tie blankets. Our clients have really enjoyed picking out a blanket from all the wonderful patterns. These blankets have and will bless these precious babies as they grow. Thankyou for your thoughtfulness and support."
Thank you to all the Moms and Daughters who worked so hard on the blankets. Click to find out more about the ministry of the Door of Hope