Father Daughter Retreat Recap By Landmark Events | September 29 2016
hey came from over fifteen states, California to Massachusetts, dedicated Daddies and their precious Daughters, enjoying one another, learning and growing in the Lord together and making new friends at the Father Daughter Retreat.
We watched as Dr. Lew Sterrett transformed an unbroken colt into a useful horse through gentle, consistent discipline and reward, constantly quoting Scripture and drawing our attention to clear applications illustrated by vivid object lessons. Bill Potter encouraged fathers and daughters alike recounting the lives of Jane Guthrie and Cornelia Peak McDonald, two great women of courage and fortitude, while Tom Ford and his daughters gave us an intimate look at their family and God’s pattern of inside-out preparation for ministry and life.
We were well fed with a delicious lakeside BBQ buffet on Thursday and a beautiful dress-up prime rib dinner on Friday. There were new friendships formed and old ones strengthened and plenty of dad-and-daughter memories made, including paddle-boating, canoeing and even a daddy-daughter round of golf!
After the retreat, many of us gathered for a mini-history tour, as Bill Potter inspired our girls with the story of Carrie MacGavock, Civil War heroine of Carnton Plantation.
The Lord was indeed gracious as He knit us together in a very special way that made parting ways on Saturday bittersweet. With full hearts and lots of hugs, we headed home, trusting the Lord to bring the increase from the seeds that were sown and watered.