Feb 24, 2019 • Written by Rebecca Bronson
Our AAC Women’s Ministry staff hopes you had a refreshing weekend with your girlfriends at Encounter: A Weekend for Women! Speaker Sharon Jaynes explained that even though we have lies thrown at us daily, through Christ we can capture those thoughts and be reminded of our identity as God’s daughter. We hope you carry this truth with you into the hustle of everyday life. Check out some highlights and comments from Encounter 2019 below.
What was your favorite part about attending Encounter?
“Disconnecting for a weekend. I didn’t realize how much I wanted it until yesterday when I realized I just needed some time to be away, reflect, and actually have time to think.”
“Sister time! It’s always a blessing. It’s so special- we look forward to it because life is busy and to get a whole weekend together is so fun.”
-Lindsay Radle and Kelly Berlick
“My favorite thing about Encounter is coming with my friends, having laughs, and just enjoying one another! We don’t get to do that enough.”
What was something God taught you at Encounter?
“One big thing that I couldn’t stop thinking about this weekend was that I might not feel good enough or smart enough to do something, but God is. He’ll provide me with the resources and the wisdom to not be afraid and to take leaps of faith.”
“God has really been teaching me to enter into a more intimate relationship with him and rest in the fact that I am a daughter of God. It's been a big theme the last two months, and I’m grateful that God shows up in so many different ways at retreat and in the sermons. Everything gets woven together.”
“We have to reject lies when we recognize them, and not stop there, but replace those lies with God's truth.”
-Heather Van Lieshout
A very special thank you to Bonnie Costello, Cristen Gregorius, the Encounter committee, and the many other volunteers who made this weekend memorable!
*Photos by Anja Gridley