A family Retreat for the Pastor’s of Srikakulam District, was conducted in Vadavalasa of SKLM. There were nearly about hundred people with their spouses attended the retreat. Out of which all twenty three Pastors from VN with their spouses and some elders and leaders with their wives had participated in the Retreat. Arjuna Chiguluri and Paul Augustine shared God’s Word. This is a retreat for wives and husbands, how God designed them to live and to minister together as families. This certainly brought a great encouragement to all that attended. Several people were able to discuss their difficulties and explained how this meeting had helped them. Some of them also had requested to do this once every year.
Testimony: Pastor D. Thomas, aged 40 years, planting a Church in SKLM District had shared afterwards that the retreat had helped him and his wife and in their relation to one another. Thomas and his wife were struggling on certain issues and it had become hard on Thomas to effectively minister to the people. But a few days later, Thomas called and said how the retreat had brought a tremendous change in their relationship and also ministry. This had resulted in three ways,
- Families of all Pastors were strengthened.
- Some that are struggling had been helped.
- There are other Pastors that have newly began or desired to be in the ministry had expressed to be a part of our network.