Poland International Family Retreat

  • By: Joni and Friends
  • June 14, 2018
  • International Family Retreat

We’re so excited for what God has planned for our Poland International Family Retreat this year! Held on the coast of the Baltic Sea, this Retreat gives families affected by disability a place to connect while participating in Bible studies, worship, crafts, games, and more.

Our team will be led by Heather, one of our fantastic Short-Term Missionaries (STMs) who serves each year at our Spruce Lake Family Retreat. But last year, Heather stepped out in faith and traveled overseas to experience Family Retreat in Poland. And almost immediately, she was blown away by the integration of the international body of Christ! They all worked together as a team to love each special needs family – that supernatural connection from their shared faith overpowered any language or cultural difference.

As Heather helped with games, crafts, and lessons, she began to grow deeper in her faith. She saw how the local church in Poland sat, listened, and prayed together. She noticed that their pace was different… they moved slower, listened more, and didn’t make plans without being sensitive to the Lord’s will. She truly enjoyed seeing how they depended on Jesus daily for opportunities to share the gospel with each family. And that experience made her want to grow deeper in Christ and stop going through life at a “break-neck” speed. Heather said, “In the last 8 months since my time in Poland, it has been different. I’ve grown so much in Jesus because I am taking the time to sit with Him.” God truly impacted Heather’s life and ministry through her time as an STM in Poland and she’s excited for what He has in store this year!

Are you considering serving on an International Family Retreat? If so, Heather would like you to know that serving on an International Family Retreat is an “opportunity to share and encourage brothers and sisters in another land that they are loved and cared for. They feel this in our hugs and presence. It means a lot to them!” No experience is necessary, and we’ll provide training. So what are you waiting for? Visit our International Family Retreat page to learn more and apply today!

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