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Monday, August 07, 2017

Happiness Retreat 2017- Galactic Starveyors

We were thrilled once again to attend the Happiness Retreat at Camp Caraway this year in Asheboro, NC.  We spent a jam packed, fun filled weekend drawing closer to God and to each other.  We arrived Friday, August 4th.  Our first night we were blessed to be part of an amazing group of talented individuals sharing their God given talents with all of us!  Saturday we were able to attend our small group sessions where we learned that the God who created everything there is - the knowable and the unknowable, the visible and the invisible - wants a personal relationship with us!  The afternoon was filled with puppets and creative movement.  Saturday evening we had a beautiful worship service and then we closed out the evening with our version of Baptist "dancing"- shhh!  Sunday we once again met in our small groups, had lunch, and prayed for safe travels home for everyone.  One of the highlights of the trip for me personally occurred Saturday morning while sitting outside during a break to call my kids; I looked to my right and saw a big black dog and right behind that black dog was a small buck.  I was outside by myself so I didn't know what would happen next.  The dog and the buck walked right up to me and licked my hands!  I was so excited to see something so magnificent up close and to be able to touch it!  God knew I needed that!  I also knew no one would believe me so I got out my phone and started taking pictures- now I have proof!  

Our whole group is already planning for Happiness Retreat 2018.  They started before we ever made our way out of the parking lot!  Thank you to the Baptist State Convention for hosting this each year and for the wonderful volunteers who give so much of their time, energy and talent to making our loved ones feel so special!

Posted by Marshville on 08/07 at 08:55 AM