Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Pray for Jodi this weekend

Hey Guys!

I have something I would really appreciate you praying about this weekend. Myself, along with 2 good friends, are hosting a women's retreat for Global Challenge - the organization we work for here - as well as for our local church ladies. There will be 18 women attending our “Relax. Refresh. Revive.” Conference, and I am so excited. 

We’ve been planning and praying for weeks, and the weekend is almost here. I am in charge of the hospitality - including all of the meals, so please pray with me:

§  That I remain WELL and not get sick. Emi has been very sick this week with a bad cold and I have felt it trying to get me too. I really am praying that God will protect me from this cold!!
            That the ladies coming would arrive safely (it’s about an hour’s drive) and be lavishly blessed and loved by God this weekend. I want them to feel spoiled by Him. I’ve made welcome baskets for everyone, and each lady coming will have a handmade card and flower on their bed.  Another treat is my friend Juri who is visiting from Japan is going to make each of them a Hawaiian flower lei,  and I hope they are really going to be blessed by the food and the way we will be serving them.
           Lastly, please pray that God would help me during the weekend in the kitchen to get everything done well and to not freak out in the process. 

I really believe it will be a much needed encouragement to so many of these women who serve in their ministries every day! Thanks for praying with me. I will send pictures after the weekend and let you know how it went.

Lots and lots of love,


  1. Sweet Jodi- you have such a special way of making each person feel loved and cared for! I'll be praying for all the details and that you'll be doubly blessed too!! XO!!

  2. I will totally be praying for you ladies. You will make them feel so loved and welcomed. Super awesome that Juri is coming as well... have a great time with her and her family!
    Love you