43RD ANNUAL RETREAT April 15-17, 2016 Lake Superior State University Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
The Women Today Retreat will be held on the beautiful campus of Lake Superior State University located in Sault Sainte Marie, MI. This is our 43rd Annual Retreat and we look forward to gathering with all of our valued friends. God has blessed this ministry and we welcome each of those that are able to attend. 2016 Theme: Freedom in Christ
Theme Verse: Galations 5:1 “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again in a yoke of bondage.” NKJ
To Focus on God’s Purpose in Your Life, Come Join us for a Week end of Inspiration, Fellowship and Blessing!
This year we are welcoming Gracia Burnham. You can read a little more about her ministry at http://www.graciaburnham.org/.
Gracia Burnham was born in Cairo, Illinois, on January 17, 1959, and is the daughter of Norvin and Betty Jo Jones. Her father, Novin, is a World War II veteran and former pastor and Bible teacher and currently resides in Cherokee Village, Arkansas. Gracia graduated from Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1981, with a bachelor of science degree in Christian education.
Gracia was married to Martin Burnham on May 28, 1983, and they graduated together from the New Tribes Mission Training Institute in Durant, Mississippi, in 1984. In March 1986, Martin and Gracia left the states for a mission aviation assignment with New Tribes Mission in Northern Luzon, Philippines. They worked as New Tribes missionaries in the Philippines from 1986 to May 2001. Gracia's responsibilities included flight following, radio net control, homeschooling her children, and assisting Martin in his responsibilities of pilot, mechanic, and field leadership.
Martin and Gracia are the parents of three children, all born in the Philippines: Jeffrey (Jeff), born February 11, 1987; Melinda (Mindy), born October 17, 1989; and Zachary (Zach), born December 13, 1990.
Gracia is author of the book "In the Presence of My Enemies" (Tyndale House Publishers), the story of the year she and Martin spent as hostages of the Abu Sayyaf in the jungles of the Philippines. Since the rescue attempt by the Philippine military that resulted in Martin's death and Gracia's release, Gracia has become a sought-after speaker and has launched the Martin & Gracia Burnham Foundation, which supports mission aviation and tribal mission work around the world, seeks ways to show Christ's love to the Muslim community, and offers assistance to Christians around the world who are suffering for their faith. The foundation is funded through money raised from speaking fees, sales of books, and donations. Gracia's two oldest children, Jeff and Mindy are married and she and her youngest son, Zach reside in Rose Hill, Kansas, near Wichita.
You can hear their story by clicking on the following link: You-tube. ______________________________________________________________________________________ We look forward to hearing and learning from our Session Leaders as well. Their Topics are: Freedom to Surrender Worry and Anxiety by Carol Horn Freedom From Bondage to Addictions by Tammy Niemann Freedom for Service by Women Today Staff Freedom In Witnessing by Bev Rehfeld Comfort In Grief and Loss by Susie Van Ryn ______________________________________________________________________________________
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by April 4, 2016 Although we do welcome walk-ins, we cannot guarantee admission without pre-registration.
FULL SCHOLARSHIPS are available for all plans. Please contact your Area Coordinator listed above or Pat Hirt at firstname.lastname@example.org
Amy Shreve: http://amyshreve.com/ Since 2004, Amy has been passionate about supporting Christians who have been persecuted worldwide in restricted nations through the Voice of the Martyrs. She has contributed to two recordings featuring Gracia Burnham and several Christian artists to bring awareness of those who have been persecuted for their faith in Jesus. She has appeared at over 100 conferences in the past four years and in 2014 Amy dedicated much of her schedule to leading worship at Voice of the Martyrs conferences across the US. Her song, “Beautiful Scars”, from “The God of All Joy’’ CD, has become a favorite with those who support the men and women who have been persecuted for their faith around the world.