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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Yalta Congregational Retreat

We had 29 people attend the Congregational Retreat in Yalta last week. The retreat was October 2nd - 5th at the Yalta Intourist Hotel. Our theme was: "So Loved..." Living In the Love of Jesus.
We had classes each morning and evening related to the theme of the Love of Jesus. Our evening worship was on the beach of the Black Sea - a truly beautiful setting. Each afternoon was left free for excursions. Groups went to the Botanical Gardens, a Palace, and we all visited the Yalta Zoo.
One highlight of the Retreat was the baptism of Victoria Mezavtfova. Vica has been attending worship services for awhile and she is the mother of Olesya - one of our college students.
Everyone was encouraged and left the retreat determined to live more securely in the Love of Jesus and to share that love with our family, friends, and neighbors.

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