2.24.2017

Allison's Fall In Mexico || Recap

I (Allison) am going to share a short recap and a few photos of my time spent in Mexico, Fall 2016.  When the Lord first laid it on my heart to host retreats for girls in Mexico, I had no idea how all the details would come together, but I told Him I would go and trust Him to make it all happen.  As always, He was faithful, and this journey was an amazing time of seeing my Jesus answer very specific prayers and provide for every single need!  
The first prayer God answered was bringing this incredible young woman into my life!  She loves Jesus and has a heart to see young women grow and flourish in Him.  I was blessed beyond measure to not only live with Susy and her family during my six weeks in Mexico, but to co-lead two Young Women's Retreats with her.  
The Lord also brought together an incredible team of women to help with the retreats. 
Preparations for the Retreats were many, but making food was definitely a huge priority!  We cooked and baked all sorts of things before.....granola to artisan bread to multiple cheesecakes to homemade croutons + salad dressings to breakfast burritos and many more!
There is nothing quite as bonding as working + serving the Lord together!
  
We prepared a handwritten note and homemade gift for each of the girls attending the Retreats.  The Triple Chocolate Caramel Bark was a hit!
LOTS of grocery shopping and food prep was needed to for feeding 30+ ladies each weekend!!!!
God provided an incredible facility to host the Retreat at.  We decorated with a classic cream/gold/red color theme, and included LOTS of candles, roses, greenery, and gold jars!
As at every Young Women's Retreat, the Coffee Bar was a favorite gathering place.:)
Retreat #1
Retreat #2
The time both weekends was sweet, and filled with fellowship, laughter, tears, music, learning, making new friendships, and celebration of womanhood and our position as daughters of Christ.
The evening spent eating cheesecake and doing foot spa was definitely a highlight.:)
Chocolate Fountain 
My time in Mexico was a sweet opportunity to pour into the lives of girls there.  

"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, the opening of the prison to them that are bound....to comfort all that mourn....to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of the praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He might be glorified."
Isaiah 61: 1-3

{posted by Allison}

7 comments:

  1. Even though I've already seen quite a few of these pictures, I still adore this so much!! Jesus is so crazy faithful. ♥

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  2. That is so precious, Allison. Thank you for sharing! It was fun to get a peek into your trip to Mexico. :) I've been so incredibly blessed by how you've encouraged me all of these years, so I know that was a wonderful experience for everyone of those young ladies. And I love those great verses!
    Love you, dear friend! Miss you!
    hugs and blessings,
    Olivia T.

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  3. This is beautiful Allison! You have such a beautiful heart for the Lord. Miss you girl!!! Hannah Canfield

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  4. Amazing post it brighten my day to see such sweet post An well the new video of Hudson singing amazing things Lov this post so cute and sweet hugs lov u an God bless u guys ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. This was so wonderful to hear again more testimonies of His amazing faithfulness, Alli!!! Love love love❤️

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  6. How beautiful! Praise the Lord for His work in and through you, Alli! ❤✝️

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  7. I went to Bible school with Leandra.

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