Saturday, June 18, 2011

Staff Retreat for Douglas Children's Home

The first week of June, we had the opportunity to take the entire staff from Casa Hogar Douglas on a retreat. We went up on a mountain for 2 days and 1 night and rented a retreat center. The staff was able to forget about taking care of 70 kids and cooking and laundry for a few hours. We invited a pastor to come and lead some talks and team building activities. It was a chance for all of us to reflect and relax as we listened to God's voice. I believe that the Holy Spirit ministered to each of us! The picture above is of the staff women and Betty on the steps of a treehouse, during one of our breaks.
We had a large team of Back2Back staff and summer interns that helped run the children's home for 2 days. They took the kids to and from school, fed them, bathed them, helped them with homework and slept in the dorms with them. This was a huge blessing for the staff of the children's home. As one of the staff ladies asked me as we got back in the trucks to come back "Jim, if we are good, when can we do this again?"