Retreat 2009

What a fantastic time we had on Retreat 2009 in Grand Rapids!
We had 60couples in attendance from more than 13 churches and
5 denominations! God is GOOD!

This year we held our retreat at the Crowne Plaza in Grand Rapids, MI and had a fun racing theme.
We had lots of fun during our group activity on Friday night. Each group had to build and decorate a wooden racecar. They also came up with a team name to put on their team pennant. Look how creative everyone got!

Barbie & Ken make the decision...

Best Dressed goes
to the Fletchers!

Look at this
winning team!
Another winning team!

Wayne Johnson was our speaker this year. On Saturday night he talked to us about keeping our dating life alive.

Sherlynn & Carl Swindoll spoke to us about how they have continued to date each other after many years of marriage.

 
The House of cards was a favorite activity.

On Sunday morning, Wayne talked about hitting the reset button in our marriages. Dennis and Lena LaGorio were an inspiration to us all as they shared about how God worked in their lives through divorce and remarriage to each other...the ultimate reset!

We wrapped everything up with a clip from comedian, Jeff Allen as he shared how he came to know the Lord and build his marriage back together. As Jeff explained, you can't love someone else until you understand how you are loved by your creator.
All in all it was a great weekend in a great city with great couples and a great times together!