Moms in the Making Leader Retreat
A few weekends ago we had our 2nd annual Moms in the Making leader retreat. If you are new to this space, Moms in the Making is the faith-based fertility support group I founded in June 2013. Since the first meeting in my living room 6 years ago, the group has since expanded to the online audience through Facebook as well as to 22 other cities across the United States.
Our group leaders flew in Thursday night and Friday morning to attend the retreat, coming from all across the United States to be there. We started off the weekend by enjoying a lunch outside in some amazing weather. After we ate lunch we headed out of town towards our cabin. We stayed at the Log Cabin in Canton, which was beautiful and perfect for what we needed. It was definitively not easy to find a home big enough to sleep 20 people but this worked perfect for what we needed.
We spent the weekend getting to know one another, worshiping, praying, discussing our groups, and then going after some healing of the hearts. Leaders are often times overlooked because they are so busy tending the hearts of the women in the group so it was important to us to make sure each leader knew they are loved, seen and cared for!
This weekend was made possible because of the sacrifice of so many people, including the leaders who used their own funds to fly in to town as well as many generous people who donated to make the event possible. In addition, we had a friend come for the weekend to be our house mom and cook for us all weekend and another friend, Julie, who came to serve us by leading worship and taking pictures. Wow! It truly was the body coming together to make it all possible. If you are someone who prayed, volunteered or donated, thank you!
PS. Are you or someone you know currently going through infertility? OR do you want to be a leader? Head to Moms in the Making for more information.
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PPPS. I created a group on facebook as an extension of my book + blog to discuss anything + everything. Women only! Come join us!