Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ashram

Finally, here are some pictures of my week of vacation at the Atlantic Christian Ashram. This was my 17th year, and needless to say, I love it there. This was the 40th anniversary!

Here's a picture of "The Twelve". Yeah, yeah, I know; there are more than 12. But these are the people who oversee and organize and serve etc. They get added to or taken away from each year as God leads. What a wonderful group of servants. And one of them has actually been here for all of the 40 years!
This was our evangelist, Pastor Larry Levy. I've known Larry for about 12 years. He spoke on The Kingdom and it was excellent teaching.

Here's most of my Prayer 'n Share group. What a wonderful group of ladies (our token man is missing). I facilitated this group, but no one really leads; we all try to share and bless one another.



Here are just a few of the 400+ people that were there. This is the Tuesday evening meeting. There was a family group that led worship; people worship in whatever way feels comfortable to them. God loves it all.




Here are some of the flag bearers and dancers that come every year. I love seeing them.




This picture shows Terry (in yellow). Terry's been there ever since I can remember. He has severe hearing problems and is extremely shy. But he loves to worship. He brings his own instruments and plays along with whomever is doing worship there -- flute, bongos and various percussion instruments. He also loves to find rocks that remind him of little animals; then he "brings" the animal out with his pen and ink.


There are many Christian Ashrams through the US and Canada as well as other parts of the world. I always come back rejuvenated and refreshed and full of revelation and love. It's a wonderful part of my year.

8 comments:

Connie said...

It sounds like a wonderful, refreshing place to go. You are blessed to have it available.

Wanda said...

Being rejuvenated and refreshed keeps us going...and there are many ways to do it...yours is a wonderful one...17th year is impressive!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

R and R is so much needed in our lives. You have found a wonderful place to do just that. It looks like a great group of people. You must enjoy it to keep going back every year.

Linda said...

hi Sandy thanks for dropping by to my creative space, yes it sure is Captain Jack on the monitor!! My hubby found him at the thrift shop and thought having Johnny Depp at home would make me happy!! not one but two!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Sounds like a nice time away.

Marie said...

Our Eileen has always enjoyed the Ashram camp. She looks forward to it every year. It looks like you had a wonderful time!

lynn'sgarden said...

It's telling that every face shown is smiling or laughing...nothing beats a weekend doing what we love! COngrats going on your 18th yr. Sandy! ;)
Lynn

musingwoman said...

Glad you enjoyed your time away!