Sunday, April 25, 2010

Part one of our ladies retreat

So, now I'll start to tell you about the awesome retreat I was at this week.

The women of all the Mennonite Brethern Churches in Paraguay were invited to spend 3 days together at a campground in East Paraguay, close to the Ypacaray Lake. On Tuesday morning 2 big buses were loaded up with about 80 ladies and we headed off south. We all had packaged lunches along, so we only stopped once for a potty-break:)

I estimate the length of the trip was about 500 km. We got there around 4:00 pm. Stiff, from sitting so long, but otherwise very happy. (The other bus's air conditioning broke down right away, they had a long hot trip) After all the 120 ladies were there, we had a terere break with delicious cookies and fruit. Whoever wanted to, could take a walk or just hang around the campground. When I was in 9th grade, our class stayed at this campground, and I had been here 3 years ago with my in-laws, so I really wanted to take a walk down to the lake. Whoever's been in the Chaco for long, wants to see a lot of water.

My sister-in-law was also along, so we walked about 1 km down to the lake. I just love the sound of waves and the feel of wet sand between my toes. I started relaxing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere.

I'll write more next time. Have a great Sunday!

P.S. Our newest addition to our farm. We just picked up this kitten yesterday. Does anyone have a suggestion what we should name him?


  1. Francesca. *wink* I loved the "Brenda was here" picture the best!

  2. Sounds like a wonderful trip!!!


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