This past weekend was the 5th Annual BCM Peru Women’s Retreat. I’ve been here for 4 of the 5- hard to believe! This year’s theme was “Take Your Time” and the guest speaker was Marion Odicio – her husband, Carlos, was the director of BCM Peru up until this year. She spoke about how what we do here matters in eternity and gave practical things for the women to do now that has eternal value. Even though the attendance was down this year from last year, it was still a nice weekend. For many of these women, this is a new experience and one they look forward to yearly. They bring their children (Peruvian husbands are many things, but “babysitter” is not one of them!) and enjoy having a very feminine time away from home. This year, during the testimonials Sunday afternoon, one older lady stood up and told us that she had accepted Christ as Savior this weekend! She came kind of last-minute with her niece and was so glad she did because she finally found what she had been searching for her whole life. Praise the Lord! Attendance numbers don’t matter; it’s the hearts that are changed that matters.
I was able to go almost the whole weekend. This unborn child of mine is making me awfully tired lately, so I wasn’t able to attend the whole thing. But, I’m glad I got to go when I could. It was just a nice weekend! Here’s some pictures to give you a glimpse of how it went: