On Thursday April 26, 2018, six women from various parts of Ontario left their busy lives to come apart for twenty-four hours, and gathered at the beautiful Hardwood B & B in Listowel. This Women Together program provides time away to foster friendships, to enjoy fellowship, to pray for one another, listen to God’s voice and more.
Teresa Foell, surprised at the openness of the participants, sums it up this way:
“I have been to Peer Care retreats twice and have been totally blessed. I love the prayer for one another and the shared love and support that happens.”
Brenda Tursa –
“I find the Peer Care Retreats very meaningful; a time to relax and focus reflectively as we listen for God’s voice through the prayers and insights from others and our own personal time spent with God. It is what a retreat should be; a time set apart.”
It was a very liberating time being able to share with other women who also hold leadership positions. Being among peers I found a freedom to be me without having to be the ‘leader.’
I discovered the value of taking time out of the busyness of life for a bit of spiritual self care.
I felt honoured, humbled and privileged to be able to minister to other women who were trusting enough to open up their hearts and talk about their needs.
I have found that words prayed over me have impacted me big time! The words ‘Be Still’ have continued to be before, during and since the retreat. As they were prayed over me on the retreat they found a place in my heart where they are not easily ignored now!
There was a lot of power in the prayer times.Holy Spirit was definitely present and ministering through his servants.
In a nutshell – fantastic food fun and fellowship!
I’m sure there are all kinds of other things I could say but words are failing me at the moment so I hope this helps! Oh and when’s the next one?
Women look forward to the ongoing opportunity that a PCR offers, discovering the ‘coming back to recharge’ an important date to mark on their calendar.