This past weekend I (Julie) went to a retreat for missionary women, called Women of the Harvest. The retreat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I'm so grateful that I was able to participate.
We were spoken to as real women without any expectations or pressures put upon us. We were pampered with sweet gifts (like chocolate chips, candy and maple extract) and we were able to share in small groups (this was my wonderful group) about the issues we face and receive encouragement and prayer. We worshiped in English and heard powerful reminders that who we are in Christ is not determined by our roles or relationships.
I got a hair cut and makeover done and saw what I looked like with makeup on! I hardly recognized myself.