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“Stephen, this whole retreat has been very refreshing.” These words were spoken to me with no pun intended. And I praise the Lord for them! I don’t think there is a better description for the time that we shared as Pastors and Wives at the 2013 IARBC “Refresh” Retreat at Iowa Regular Baptist Camp!
This year’s retreat saw an uptick in attendance! Over 25 couples made it for our 24-hour getaway and we shared a wonderful time of fellowship and encouragement. The weather was perfect and the accommodations and refreshments were as excellent as always (Thank you IRBC staff!). We introduced a few “optional” activities for the couples this year including a glow-in-the-dark round of mini-golf! It was a “fierce” competition with much laughter and good sportsmanship. The winners received a $20 gift certificate to the IRBC Gift Store! We also gave away several gift cards, books, a 100oz “Mug-o-Meat” (Thank you Pastor Ryan!:), and Daniel & Tiffany Hartwig walked away with our grand prize, a certificate for 50% off a Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary Module! One special memory from our time was being able to pass on a thank you card and gift to Pastor Joe & Marty Hayes signed by the pastors and wives present.
Tim Capon did a wonderful job challenging us on Thursday night and Friday morning and blessed me specifically by his honesty and transparency. I believe God greatly used Tim and Sandy to impart grace to all who came. If you were able to attend the retreat, thank you! If not, I hope you will commit to making this wonderful time of fun and fellowship, this time of “refreshing” a priority next year! Hope to see you at “Refresh” 2014!
Pastor Stephen Moore – IARBC Ministerial Care Committee