There is nothing like collecting shells, praying on the beach and listening to God's word from older, wiser leaders. This past month I was invited to participate in an ELIM (Encouraging Leaders In Ministry) retreat held by Barnabas International.
I have never seen so many shells on the beach naturally! It was amazing.
One of the true joys of the retreat was meeting other like-minded missionaries and ministers, and praying and sharing with them. God blessed too in that my roomie had lived in Ukraine for many years, and thus we had a lot of similar memories to talk and laugh over!