Retreat Report: Days 1 & 2

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Greetings from Minnesota, where we are currently in our second day of GYC Executive Committee (ECOM) and Board of Director (BOD) meetings.  Some of us have arrived quite late in the evenings from various locations around North America, but God has been giving us energy as we talk and brainstorm together.

Yesterday, the ECOM learned the power of prayer once again as we tackled a difficult item on the agenda.  After a season of prayer asking for God to collectively impress us with a solution, we were able to come to an agreement in a single hour–in comparison to the much longer discussion we’d anticipated.  We know that sometimes God leads us through longer processes, but we are very grateful for the way He guided yesterday morning.


Several departmental heads also had an opportunity to update the rest of the ECOM on our plans for the upcoming conference in Phoenix in December.  (We hope you’re going to join us!)

Today, the ECOM was joined by the BOD, who flew in yesterday, for joint-meetings.  After breakfast and worship, we began by reviewing how God led the beginnings of GYC.  We were blessed to remember the Holy Spirit’s leading in this movement.

Please pray for us as we continue to meet this afternoon and the rest of this weekend.  Happy Sabbath, GYC!

Read about Days 3 & 4 of our retreat here!