Several members of Living Grace Church (one of GCI’s congregations in the Denver, Colorado, area) participated recently in a spiritual renewal retreat titled “Experiencing the Trinity.” Participants spent time in spiritual exercises designed to help them encounter the Father, Son and Holy Spirit in intimate and personal ways. Those exercises included times of silence, guided meditation, various forms of prayer, and communion. The retreat was led by Odyssey in Christ staff members Larry Hinkle (OIC director), Lorilee Immel, Gracie Johnson, and Bill and Donna Rae Wells.
Linda Buffalow commented on her experience at the retreat: “It was a great blessing, giving us opportunity to get away from the daily cares, stresses, duties, etc. that weigh us down. The emphasis on God’s love and what it is in our lives, made the Triune God much more real to us.” Linda’s husband Harold commented: “It was brought out that Jesus is our refuge or safe place. And we need a safe place where we can go in our prayers to God.”