Thursday, October 02, 2014

ELIM A Wonderful Week

For the past 2 years now the second week of September has been a very special one for yours truly. :) And this year I was thrilled to be able continue the trend.
Each year my Aunt Carmen and Uncle Tim's church helps/runs an "ELIM" missionary retreat, that is held on some gorgeous private property at the tip of the Thumb in Huron City, right near Port Austin.
It was a wonderful week full of laughter, cooking, discussions, singing, serving, eating, walking, praying, loving, and reconnecting. 

Below is a glimpse of what it looked like on the surface. :)

{Some of the food purchased for the week}

{The view}

{Putting together the welcome bags for the guest}

{"Abide with me"}

{So much interesting wildlife}

{Looking back at the lodge}

{Lu, the queen in the kitchen with the 30lb Turkey for our "Thanksgiving Dinner"}

{First dinner with all the missionary guests}

{The sunrise up there is always stunning.}

{"Abide" the theme for the week}

{Point Aux Barque Light House}

{Cook out night!}

{Lovely evening for a bonfire}

{Time to talk and relax}

{Visit to the legendary Grindstone General Store for Ice Cream}

{The whole group}

{Sunset on the lake}

{Breezy day at Lighthouse park}

{Found this Rock at the park}

{Chatting around the fire}

{Group photo on the last evening}

There is so much I could say about the week, but putting it into words would be difficult, so I will be succinct and say that... It was an incredible time of serving, learning and being blessed, all rolled into 7 brief days.


No comments: