Location: Reno, Nevada
Dates: Mar 25 — 29, 2010
Reflections From Reno
Reno – WOW… or in “chicken language” that’s Wicken -O -Wicken!!!! What a great Spark weekend where God had victory, and the enemy lost after trying to discourage and distract us all weekend. Let me repeat myself…GOD HAD VICTORY!!!
In Reno, we were greeted with open arms of love from the Ladies of Prayer House – 27 beautiful women were ready to welcome us into their hearts. We were also greeted by a wonderful group of “local” Sparky girls! Nine women living in Reno joined us to serve over the weekend. Having a local group, join our primarily “Texas” group for a Spark weekend, has been a long-term goal – and the Reno ladies exceeded our hopes. We all bonded instantly! We became a united team! No one would have known that we had just met each other! I love that, but the enemy hated it. God truly united our hearts and minds for service.
The weekend theme was “Identity Secured” – learning who we are in Christ and learning who God created us to be through Him. As women, we seem to easily forget that we are “fearfully and wonderfully” made; that we have purpose; that we are made in the image of God. Our “fun” theme was Rhinestone Cowgirl! Lots of hot pink, bling, and sparkle was added throughout the weekend. A highlight of the weekend was spending Saturday at the Greenhorn Creek Ranch. It was a perfect day under blue skies. The ladies enjoyed fishing and hiking surrounded by magnificent mountains and evergreen trees. God is Good!!!
As I reflect on our weekend, I am thankful we made a difference in encouraging broken lives. It was a rewarding VICTORY!! We answered our call to serve, and God was faithful in providing for all of our needs. I received an email upon our return from the mother of one of the residents – thanking us for our impact on her daughter. How blessed we are to serve; how super blessed we are to receive affirmation of our service. “With God’s help we will do mighty things, for he will trample down our foes.” Psalm 108:13 NLT
-- Molly Breitenfeld, April 15 2010.