The first group arrived yesterday and the rest of our sweet volunteer team are en route! We are anxious to have them join us and look forward to continuing to grow closer in friendship with one another and to bond as the amazing team God has already designed us to be!
This first day has been not only focused on getting over our jet lag, but it has given us the opportunity to start exploring our surroundings.
After a beautiful sunrise over Tiberias, a few of our ladies had the opportunity to go over and dip their toes in the Jordan river - a delight for all!
This afternoon, we all had the opportunity to visit an organization called Sinydyanna of Galilee - just a short drive from the hotel. It is an organization that is working to bring Jew, Arab, and Christians together to work and learn to live together in harmony. There are many challenges, but they recognize the difficulties and strive to set the example for those in their communities.
Sep 7: Pray for the Azmera staff, speakers and worship leaders as they prepare to give of their hearts and time, pray they would press closer to God, allowing Him to fill them with His presence and Spirit. Pray for His holy anointing over each one of them, for them to be sensitive to His Spirit and the work He is doing. Pray for protection over them.
Sept 6: Pray for the workers at the retreat site, the people who oversee the day-to-day operations. Pray that God would be working in their hearts to draw them to Himself; that those involved in the retreat would be sweet representatives of Jesus and His Kingdom, for lives to be changed
Sept 5: The retreat starts two weeks from today! Pray that God will go before the places where women will meet and encounter Him. Pray that He will be making holy the ground where their feet will walk, and rest. Pray that His spirit will cover the rooms and buildings with His presence and protection.
The countdown begins! We have just a couple short weeks before we meet all the precious ladies who will be joining us for our first Azmera Haven Retreat on the Sea of Galilee in Israel. As we journey towards this time with them, would you consider joining us in prayer? There is much to be done and we trust that God will work many things for His glory. Not only in the hearts of those who will be attending, but for our volunteers too.
Each day we will have a blog post so check back often! We value your prayers and your participation with us in this journey!
Sept 4:Pray for all the ladies preparing to attend the Haven Retreat – both the volunteers and the attendees, that God would be working and moving in power to prepare finances, time off, travel plans, and all the things that will be put on hold for a few days so that rest, connection and renewal can take place.
So many cool things to share about what God is doing in and through Azmera!!! His HANDPRINT is all over the preparations for this haven retreat.... And, we are approaching the LAST CALL to attend the ISRAEL Azmera Haven Retreat! Our staff is so excited to be heading to Israel in one month, to be followed by our Volunteer Team just a couple days later. Check back here for daily posts between Sept 16-24 for updates and our list of prayer needs while we are away.