Northeast Region Concludes Easter Retreat
(Photo : OA Northeast Region)
The 2017 OA Northeast Easter Retreat gathering concluded on April 16th in Dover, New York with a closing service for Easter Sunday. Members from New York, Quebec, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania joined on the final day to give service to the Lord.
After the concluding service was given, a group photo was taken inside of the Immanuel Chapel. Immediately following the service was a time of testimony during which all members had the opportunity to share how the grace of the messages had impacted them the past few days. A total of 12 members came to give testimony. A very diverse group was present during the testimony time including a pastor from Germany, an Olivet Teen Mission intern from India, several members from Montreal, Canada, students from Boston Immanuel Church, and various other members.
The retreat finished with a graceful atmosphere as those who shared testified how the messages had reminded them of the truth of Jesus' sacrifice and the wonderful love they felt participating in the retreat. Many thanks were offered for the children's programs and Jubilee World performances that were given on Saturday night. Several of those giving the testimonies expressed how much they look forward to the retreat each year.
Following the hour and a half of sharing, there was a delicious lunch prepared in the dining hall. All ministers returned to their states and cities after that. May God bless the congregants and May God continue to ignite the hearts of those who received great grace through the retreat.