Montanan women gathered at Glacier Bible Camp in Hungry Horse for the annual Women’s Retreat, Sept. 10–12. Hyveth Williams, Loma Linda (Calif.) Hill Church senior pastor, was the keynote speaker. Her messages focused on our privilege as “daughters of God” to rely on our heavenly Father for everything in life. She reminded all the women that though we are sinners, “Christ died for us.”
The highlight for many of the women was the anointing service on Saturday night. The anointed were given a small wooden ball soaked in myrrh as a reminder of their anointing, and the promise that Jesus would bring them healing in every area of their lives.
Also popular with the women were workshops led by Joy Swift, Hamilton Church communication leader; Buffy Halvorsen, Mt. Ellis Academy counselor; and Linnea Torkelsen, Upper Columbia Academy development director. The workshops were designed to give the women practical ideas for encouraging growth in their walk with God.
On Sabbath afternoon, our adventuring women carpooled into Glacier National Park for a boat trip on Lake McDonald, a trip over the Going-to-the-Sun highway, or a walk through the woods.
Women brought their friends, mothers and daughters came together, sisters got together and attended, and everyone went home refreshed, ready to take up their duties and family responsibilities again. As a result, many are already making plans to come to the retreat again next year!