The 2011 WFBC Ladies’ Retreat was enjoyed by nearly 300 women who traveled to enjoy to campus of Northland International University in Dunbar, Wisconsin, on March 18-19. Archivist Marcia Phillips was the main speaker, following the theme, “Perfectly Preserved.” Starting with various aspects of archiving, Marcia humorously but pointedly challenged women with the faithfulness of God to preserve His children, through all the trials of life. In addition, ladies could choose from several workshops offered 4 different times. As usual, the retreat included inspiring music, friendly chats, crafts, volleyball games, and shopping in the campus bookstore and coffee shop.
Ladies who attended the retreat gave a generous offering to Mrs. Juli Tobin, whose husband, Jaeson, was killed in a car crash in November, 2009. Jaeson had been the assistant pastor and school principal at Tomah Baptist Church. It was precious to hear Juli’s testimony of the way God had prepared her for the grief of losing her husband, and how He has faithfully preserved Juli and her three children in the months since the accident.
The WFBC hosts a retreat annually, renting facilities at either Northland International University in Dunbar or at Maranatha Baptist Bible College in Watertown. In 2012, the retreat will be held on the campus of MBBC on March 23-24, and the main speaker will be Mrs. Faith Taylor.
The Audio from the main sessions is available below in Mp3 format:
Friday Afternoon Session – Provenance
Friday Evening Session – Ephemera
Saturday Session – Palimpsest