By Zane Berry and DeeAnn Bragaw –The 2019 Western Slope Women’s Retreat is complete and in the books, reported Zane Berry from Montrose Church. Under a theme of “Prayer, Praise, and Promises,” at the Mountain Top Retreat west of Montrose “gave women the opportunity to let God do a work of healing and restoration,” said DeeAnn Bragaw, RMC women ministries director. 

Among the more than 50 participants were women of Western Colorado and surrounding states of Wyoming, New Mexico and Utah. Darla Sherman, Julia Bellman, and Allison Duncan shared their testimonies, challenging the women to open every door wide to God, to trust that He redeems the things we think are beyond repair, and to surrender to Him for a “heart transplant.” 

Highlights of the weekend included three self-guided prayer walks around the property, tasty meals prepared by some of the men of the Montrose church and the annual hayride.

The get together included crafts, relaxation, hayrides, and to top it off, all enjoyed spectacular scenery available for all to enjoy. With inspiring music provided by Laurie Wenzel, Jeanna Tullio and Michele Grimmet, there were lots of laughter, and a challenge to find creative ways to share the promises of God with others.

Comments from attendees describe the enjoyment of the weekend. Alice said that, “the presenters were awesome,” with Eileen adding, “Julia and Darla both blessed my soul. The food, love, tears, laughter and new friendships all added to spiritual refreshment and I am looking forward to next year.” 

Zane Berry with DeeAnn Bragaw; photos by Linda Steinert and DeeAnn Bragaw