The day is here! We have been praying and preparing for this day for a long time. And to be here, on the shore of the Sea of Galilee, the place where Jesus began his ministry; it’s quite fitting and humbling that this is the location of our first Azmera Haven Retreat. Over the last few days the volunteers have been in preparation for serving at the retreat, training and team building, praying, connecting, adjusting to the time zone and having some fun. Our attendees are arriving at the hotel and checking in for the retreat even as we share this post. They are global workers, expatriates and with the U.S. military. The women come from Turkey, India, Tanzania, Kenya and Israel. Each woman is coming for a time of refreshing and renewal, to rest and relax and to be ministered to. Please pray for restoration, healing, refreshment and nurturing for our attendees and that the volunteers be used to do God’s work as we serve women who are serving overseas.