Sunday, September 18, 2011

Fall Workshop

As most of you know, I am the Area Coordinator for GEMS serving counselors in WA state. I work together with a Leadership Trainer, my friend Tami C., and one of the things we do is lead a workshop for counselors in the fall to train them for that particular GEMS season. We had our workshop on Sept. 10 down in Olympia at the CRC church there. It was a good day in some ways and a tough day in other ways…

Last year, we had 57 women between two workshops. This year, we had only 38 between 3. We actually ended up canceling one. Why is that? We struggled. It was harder to have an upbeat, exciting, and inspiring workshop atmosphere with only 20 women at a time.

And we had technical issues, which is why there are so few pictures this year…we managed, but it did not run as smoothly as we had imagined it would go. Once we had things sorted out, the workshop went well and all the women were very gracious and understanding about our limitations due to technical issues…however, it’s just not a great way to make a good impression.

But, it was a good day. We served the women we love to serve who are serving the girls in their club and teaching them to love Jesus. And God brought the women to workshop that He knew needed to be there. And the women were blessed. And we were blessed. So it was a good day.



We’re already praying and planning for next year…

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