This last weekend our Relief Society had a wonderful retreat to Kirtland! It was such a wonderful weekend. It was so nice to be able to spend time bonding with other sisters, having fun together, touring Kirtland, and having a wonderful spiritual experience.
We started out by meeting up and getting into our assigned cars. I really enjoyed getting to know the sisters in my car that sometimes I don't always get a chance to get to know that well. It was a 3 1/2 hour drive until we got to Kirtland. We were delighted to arrive at the place we stayed. It was a sprawling, beautiful home that belongs to friends of our retreat organizer, Lavon Maiersperger. Our hosts opened their home generously to about 40 women...and we had a blast. We started the night with hot-tubbing, eating junkfood:), making smores outside at the bonfire, talking, laughing, playing games, and just generally having fun. Here are a few pictures of the night...
The next day we got up early, got ready, enjoyed a yummy breakfast, and headed out to tour Kirtland. We visited the school house, the visitors center, the ashery, the Morley Farm, school of the Prophets, Newell K. Whitney store, etc. and heard misisonary speakers and things. It was neat to learn more about the early saints of the church and all their sacrifice.
After touring Kirtland, we returned to have a yummy gourmet lunch. Then we finished the retreat by going to the Kirtland Temple grounds for a wonderful talk by our stake president and a spiritual testimony meeting. It was a really great weekend! I came away feeling uplifted, rejuvinated, and connected.
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