Well, the first retreat is nearing its’ end. Amidst frequent losses of electricity (fortunately, we have a generator), and daily deluges, we are completing this first gathering with 33 women. They are wonderful. They are graceful, gracious, and so eager to be here. Some of the older ones confessed that they were uncertain about coming on a retreat with 2 laywomen FROM AMERICA because they had heard that America’s spirituality was drying up. We have proved them wrong. Attached are some photos of us at work.
We hope to get out into the country this upcoming Tuesday when we have a day off. Meanwhile, we are grateful for good food, safety, bottled water, and shelter from the rain. All is well.
Keep praying for us.
Love, Nicki and Jackie