A few months ago, someone called me about booking the retreat house for a Friday - Saturday booking, as she was planning on hosting an IF: Gathering LOCAL and would like to do it at the retreat house. So it was, that on Friday, 4 women sat in our great room, and we plugged into LIVESTREAMING of the IF: Gathering. All I can say is WOW. WOW. WOW.
I would suggest you go to the IF: Gathering page on Facebook, or www.ifgathering.com for more information.
It was a wonderful weekend from both my perspective, as well as from the women who were here. A weekend of praise and worship, of teaching, of listening, or seeking God and talking/unpacking together. I know that IF: Gathering is geared to the generation of women younger than me, but without a doubt, true to how God works - He blessed me too!! I want to say it was very very exciting to hear the speakers talk with great passion about Jesus Christ!
I did however have a regret, and that was that my daughters, and their friends weren't also sitting and watching and being blessed. I am thankful that I can buy the digital download (which I will do) and I have decided that when they run it next year , that I can run it as a planned event for the ministry - and open it up to even more women to come and soak it all in.
I am convinced, because I have seen the younger generations at work, that God is moving in them and through them, in a very powerful way! It is exciting. It is greatly encouraging. It if life giving!! To God be the glory for all that He is going to do.
I really encourage you to go to the website link of IF: Gathering. I also just joined the IF: Equip
and look forward to studying the same portion of Scripture with women across the world! Jennie Allen, founder of IF: Gathering - you can't help but feel the passion, and it is contagious!! God is at work in our younger generation - and I pray He continues to give Jennie and her team increased strength, energy, passion and vision! TO GOD BE THE GLORY.