September 27 – Northern WINGS Celebration Dinner!
Our Fall Celebration Dinner in Minnesota was a wonderful time of fellowship, good food and wine, some fun games and raffle items, including a spectacular Hmong Quilt with a book to explain the many figures, donated by Lowell & Carol Erdahl. Robust singing was led by Peter & Karen Moberg, from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Circle Pines, MN. Our team leaders, Bob & Jeanne Zaske and the crew of Roy & Pat Fein, Judith Andersen & Kay Larsen, Jim & Carol Freuhling, Judy Klemm, David Bower & Catherine Powers, and John & Eleanor Yackel, along with Chef Sando Tolbert, crafted an evening of perfection! Pastor Tania Haber from Westwood Lutheran was our main speaker. She inspired and encouraged us in a God-breathed message that we won’t forget for some time. She has given us permission to share it with you. To read her message, click here! Richard shared two testimonies from a couple who attended the Lutherhostel/Desert Sojourn Retreat, and from a lady veteran who attended the Healing of Memories for Women Veterans. As we closed the evening in song, we left with JOY in our hearts and HOPE for the future as God continues to use people and places like Spirit in the Desert Retreat Center to help others experience renewal, reconciliation, healing and transformation.