Graduates Christian Fellowship (GCF) Malaysia presents rest for renewal and revision for renovation. Isaiah 30:15 says, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
As we grow in age and in our spiritual pilgrimage, we often see weariness grow in our heart and soul, weariness of carrying increasing burdens of life or weariness of spiritual dryness and boredom. We also hear disturbing questions from within.
“Who am I? What is life? What does it mean to live with God?”
We thought we had found the answers to these questions many years ago. Somehow we now feel the need to find answers in a new way in order to live with a fresh sense of calling in terms of Being, not so much of Doing.
This weariness and disturbance is a blessing in disguise and an invitation to live a deeper life with God. Let us learn together in returning and resting and in being quiet and trusting to see renewal and renovation begin and grow in our life.
About the retreat director
Koichi Ohtawa is based in Japan. An engineer by profession, he joined IFES immediately after graduation, choosing to serve in student ministry. After 35 years with IFES, Ohtawa moved on to focus on providing pastoral care, counselling and conducting spiritual retreats. You can read his reflection articles : http://www.themicahmandate.org/category/reflection/ohtawas-reflections/
About the retreat
Come and spend some quiet time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, the demands of work, ministry, family and friends. Listen for the voice of the Father as you seek direction for the next phase of your life and seek answers for the questions, fears, worries and even doubts that have been crowding your mind.
Who should attend
Those who feel the need to seek God afresh at this juncture of their lives for direction.
Date | 31 July 2015 (FRI) – 3 August 2015 (MON)
Venue | Port Dickson Methodist Center (PDMC)
Fees | 4D3N RM400 | Room with 2 Single Beds | We have subsidy for full time workers and those that need financial assistance
This retreat is limited to 20 people. Please register before July 24, 2015. Priority is given to GCF members. And participants will only need to apply for leave from work on 3rd August (Monday) as you may join the retreat on the evening of 31st July (Friday). It ends after lunch on Monday, 3rd August.
You may contact Jimmy Lee for further information at 016-453-2275 or with email firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also visit GCF website for updates at http://gcfmalaysia.org/
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