What a treat, to be included with these dear Covenant missionaries to Congo, even though we’ve been out of that country for 22 years now! We had such sweet fellowship, sharing from our hearts, praying, laughing, playing, eating way too much great food, and even getting some Medicare counsel and a game or two of horseshoes thrown in!! We are thankful to Serve Globally for helping to make this retreat happen.
Here’s the whole crew: back row L to R: Roy, Celia & David Stockamp, Paul & Sheryl Noren, Craig Wickstrom, Pete Ekstrand, Tim & Helen Smith Front row: Keith Gustafson, Aleta, Florence Gustafson, Marta Klein, Cindy Ekstrand
The four that are heading back to Congo: Marta, Paul & Sheryl, and Craig
The 3 couples retiring from Covenant missions this summer: Ekstrands, Smiths, and us
The dogwood was fully in bloom. Gorgeous! And the vista from the cabin of the Smoky Mountains was lovely.