By Patty Rivera – Denver, Colorado … Hispanic women from RMC joined together virtually on September 26 for their annual women’s retreat, which included participants from nine countries.

Making the most of the virtual space provided them, leaders planned an event that included activities in Zoom breakout rooms, praise and worship, healthy recipes, prayer groups, a question and answer time, and devotional thoughts.

Women joined from their homes, churches, or gathered in small groups to experience this time together.  The gathering included visitors able to attend because of the virtual space. “We had participants join us from Peru, Colombia, Chile, Mexico, Japan, Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic,” Patty Rivera, RMC director for Hispanic women’s ministry, said.

Those who assembled were intrigued by the presentations from Pastor Ruth Rivera, Susana Acensio and Xiomara Mayo.

The most exciting thing about the event was participating in the virtual communion service, several commented.

“Without a doubt, this was something new and innovative. What we believed would be a challenge, turned out to be a blessing for all,” Rivera stated.

Patty Rivera is RMC director of Hispanic women’s ministry; photos by Rochelle Perez.