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Taking a break with the staff

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July means retreat. Retreat means staying in the village and stayin in the village means relaxation.

Group shot

Group shot

Every July we have our annual staff retreat. It’s a time to get away, to hide from the busyness of ministry and rest together.

Everyone comes prepared to camp out in tents for two nights/three days. The дача (country cottage) is reserved for fixing food and for a few people to sleep in. We take time to just chat, eat, pray, eat, play games, eat, worship, eat, take walks, and eat some more. There is always good food, always.

Setting up home

Setting up home

Like flies to meat...

Like flies to meat…

Roasting bread on a stick

Roasting bread on a stick

Sometimes we have some kind of agenda or program. This year, our only agenda was to pray for each other and have some time of devotions. It was simple but refilling.

Worshiping together

Worshiping together

Playing Dutch Blitz

Playing Dutch Blitz

Every retreat needs a hammock

Every retreat needs a hammock

 

Every time I come out to the дача I feel like I’m back at home in the country. You never know what you miss until it’s gone.

Highlights from this year are having four new staff with us at staff retreat, having a hammock, playing with a slack line, having a few bikes, making bread over the fire, and having Lance there was a huge personal highlight!

Resting together

Resting together

Watching the sunset

Watching the sunset

 

posted under Megan, Ukraine, YWAM
One Comment to

“Taking a break with the staff”

  1. On July 30th, 2013 at 10:06 pm mom Says:

    Its nice to see pictures of the staff and the retreat site. Looks like a relaxing time. It is good to have a time to rest, have fun, and pray for each other.

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