Val and I just came back from America’s Keswick. Keswick is a Christian retreat center, and they also have an addiction rehab facility on the site called the Colony of Mercy. We enjoyed our time away, and loved getting to know more about their ministry. One of the best events was the T&T service (text and testimony) at the Colony on Wednesday night. 30+ addicts sharing together with the community what God was doing in their lives! We had to skip the “normal” pastor’s session to attend, but it was the highlight of our trip. I also learned how to tie balloon animals, and was taught how to do some gospel illusions (which I hope to use with some of our children’s ministry in the future). We finished it off by attending a 2 hour hymn sing on Thursday morning. Quite fun!
If you’re looking for someplace to attend a retreat, I highly recommend it. I also think that the Colony of Mercy is a wonderful ministry.