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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A full camp bustled with activity as families started their wood craft project, visited the camp store for a late night snack and enjoyed the winter activities.
Living Waters invites the Douglass family to join the full-time staff in ministry.
The life of a camp staff child.
Families come to Living Waters for training, connecting and resting.
Why you should try a Living Waters Family Camp program.
Marriage and Family Retreat success.
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.
How many of you come to complete halt at every stop sign? If you’re like most people, and there’s no traffic in sight, you might just slow down and roll right on through. What if you have been coasting through your marriage like you drive through stop signs? Life gets busy, and sometimes it takes all of the ‘gas in your tank’ just to get through the day. Taking the weekend off to go to a couple’s retreat could be the “stop sign” that forces you to come to a complete halt and ask, “are we going in the right direction?” before continuing on.
The Marriage and Family Retreat at Living Waters is a couple’s retreat like you’ve never been to before. There’s no need to find a babysitter--you can bring the whole family along! We will provide marriage sessions and fellowship for couples, while the kids can enjoy creation programs and outdoor activities. Come from November 11th-13th to learn from someone who has “been there” before and also to fellowship with other couples who are striving for better marriages.
Our speakers, Lee and Kirsten Hildebrand, are long-time friends of Living Waters; they have enjoyed camp both as campers and as speakers. Lee offers marriage and family counseling and Kirsten assists couples as a lawyer. Both have seen the harmful effects of neglect on marriage. Together, they have led marriage seminars while incorporating a Biblical perspective.
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