Sunday, November 15th, 2009 | Author:

My Red Hat Society group spent a few days at my Lake and Ministry House in October. We had a great time resting, relaxing, enjoying the view, cruising on the pontoon boat, napping in the hammock, and enjoying each others’ company.

Since we are a Christian Red Hat group, we also took this opportunity to have Bible study and prayer ministry. I am fortunate to have several ladies who are ministers in my club. Nellie Nelson did the majority of the teaching for this retreat.

Nellie and her husband, Gary, have been in ministry since 1986. They have served as Assistant Prison Chaplains in Wetumpka, Alabama for 6 years. They have also served as interim pastors of Grace Full Gospel Church. They are not currently pastoring a Church but they still do Christian ministry. Gary operates in the gifts of prophecy and helps. Nellie has the gift of teaching. Nellie was a registered nurse before she became a minister. She has always had a strong interest in Science. She combines her medical and scientific knowledge with her Christian knowledge to bring a very in-depth teaching. Her classes are for a deeper, more mature Christian audience.

Nellie’s topic for the Retreat was “Understanding Man.” Some of the highlights from her teaching were from the following scriptures:

Psalms 139: 14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are they works.

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.

Nellie, told us that in recent years, scientists have calculated that if the electronic energy and the hydrogen atoms of your body could be utilized, you could supply all of the electrical needs for a large, highly industrialized country for several days. The atoms in our body contain the potential energy of more than 11 million kilowatt hours per pound. We are truly unique and valuable creatures.

Nellie stressed how powerful our spoken words are and how we must guard every word we speak. Proverbs 18:21 Life and death are in the power of the tongue. When we combine our Faith and Imagination with our spoken Words, we can accomplish almost anything.

We all learned so much during this retreat. Studying God’s word is important. Praying for each other is important. But the fellowship time was also very important. These 3 elements must be included in every Christian retreat.

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