Come: journey through a country vibrant & alive with thousands of years of history existing side by side with the modern world.
See: a colorful land with bustling cities, remote villages, temples, forts & palaces.
Relish: taste treats that will inspire your palate.
Shop: for craft items created by skilled hands.
Get to know: a diverse people who bring life to their country.
When: January 16-25, 2020
Cost: approximately $3500 all-included, double-occupancy.
Some of you may know me, others may have heard of me, & to some, this is a first introduction. My name is Pam Charas. I’ve been to India over 12 times. I was privileged to accompany Bishop John Bradosky & Pastor Gemechis Buba on their first visit to India.
I have been troubled by the fact that mission trips to India are no longer scheduled & probably won’t be for several years. Therefore, I decided to plan a private tour of India. John Peter Kirubagaran, United Evangelical Mission director, has graciously agreed to go with us! I believe you would find this trip interesting, exciting & informational.
Please prayerfully consider joining us! Feel free to share the information with your congregations, friends & family, in your church bulletin/newsletter, etc. The deadline to register for the trip is October 31st, 2019. The trip is limited to 6-10 people.
The cost of the trip may vary depending on a few things: the cost of your flights to Bangalore & home from Delhi, whether you already have a passport, the cost of an India visa & whether you will share a room with someone. Breakfast is included in all the hotels. Pastors need to indicate on their visa application that they are self-employed, or you won’t be able to get into the country! If you let me know you are interested in the trip, I can share more information with you. For now, interested parties can send me their contact information: full name, phone number, email address & home address.
Please note, this trip in no way has any association with India Transformed (IT) as it is a private tour. “IT” is a US charity supporting UEM. I hope you will give this trip your prayerful consideration. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at: (937) 434-0993 or email at: email@example.com. I’m here to help.
With a heart in the shape of India, your Sister in Christ,
St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church: Annual Women’s Winter Retreat
In His Time: Practicing Patience and Self Control
“ For such a time as this….” Esther 4:14
Marian Lefevre is a life-long learner who loves to be among women of all ages. Much of Marian’s nursing career has involved women and their families. She enjoys music, nature, gardening and sharing God’s love with others. Marian and husband, Jeff, have been members of St. Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church for more than 30 years. They actively support Via de Cristo (Way of Christ), a discipleship method of faith renewal for Christian’s everywhere. Since a child she has enjoyed retreats of various kinds like summer church camp and girl scout camp. As a Christian woman, wife, mother and grandmother she encourages others including pastors and their families on their faith journey.
Come and discover examples of God’s perfect timing through the bible stories of Esther, Queen of Persia and Joseph, Son of Jacob (Israel).
Who: St. Timothy Lutheran Women and any woman desiring to be a part of this experience.
When: January 17-19, 2020 (Includes Friday night dinner and Sunday breakfast.)
Why: A time away from daily routine for renewal, enrichment, and rest for your body, mind and spirit.
What: Large and small group discussions, faith-based conversations, bible study, various activities including walks in nature, fun, games and more…
Where: A quiet country retreat with good food and hotel-style accommodations. (45 minutes from Camp Hill).
NOTE: Special “Pay it Forward” Activity: Liz from Anna’s Gift will be providing all supplies and instructions for kit making for hospitalized youth on Saturday afternoon. To learn more visit: www.annasgift.org
For more information contact:
Amy Ewbank 717-307-5673 or
Marian Lefevre 717-732-6904; 717-695-1470
Invite a daughter, sister, mother or friend for Saturday or the weekend.
- Bible & journal or something similar to use.
- Games, camera, extra pillow or towels, snacks (optional)
- BEST to dress in layers for individual comfort.
- Walking in the out of doors is beautiful but optional!
- Consider reading in the Bible the
book of Esther and the story of
Joseph in Genesis 30-50. Bible
reading in advance is optional but suggested for enrichment of the weekend experience.
Travel: Friday or Saturday carpool from St. Timothy. Directions are available or see retreat center website www.roxburycamp.com
Weather: A decision to postpone/cancel will be made by 2 p.m. on Friday if necessary. We will try to contact everyone in this event.
“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good…” Genesis 50:20
Rooted in scripture and based on a novel by Joyce Landorf entitled “Joseph” we will discuss:
• Differences between our timing and God’s timing
• What patience and self-control have to do with timing
• How 5 women in Joseph’s life influenced his character to become the Prince of Egypt
• The influence we potentially have in another’s life
You will not want to miss this opportunity!