Last Friday evening we headed out of the city and into a country for a weekend spent at the Yunker’s farm. I’ve always enjoyed going to the Women’s Getaway, but this year I was really looking forward to spending time together with just girls!
So what is it that we do at Women’s getaway? It’s a pretty easy answer: not much! Our lives are already filled with enough deadlines and scheduled events that we didn’t want the weekend to lose its main purposes, which are: to restore, recreate, and relate with our sisters in Christ.
Friday evening we spend the night jumping on the trampoline, eating pizza, riding the four-wheeler, baking cookies and watching a movie. Sounds pretty relaxing, right? Friday was perfect and I enjoyed every moment hanging out with all the girls, but with only half the weekend over I still had lots to look forward to on Saturday.
We began the day with Morning Prayer together. I couldn’t think of any other way I would have wanted to start the day. I love coming together to pray as women. It brings a lot of encouragement and really builds up our sisterhood in Christ. The morning being unplanned was soon filled with a nail salon in the kitchen, board games in the living room and conversations flying everywhere. The weekend wasn’t complete until we finished with a Zumba workout. The weather was perfect for turning the backyard into a workout studio and working up a sweat with some local Zumba instructors. Although being a novice at Zumba myself, I enjoyed every minute of it and by the looks on the girl’s faces and their laughter I could tell they had a great time too. To finish the weekend we had a cookout to nourish our bodies after a hard workout. Although the weekend was short lived it was great to get a chance to just spend time as women and be free from all the cares of the world. God blessed the time we had together and I know for myself I was restored to come back to my busy life.
-Alicia Yunker, OSU Mission Leader