What brings me hope:

Hope for the holidays

Mothers In Crisis’ Hope for the Holidays Hope Immersion Retreat will take place Dec. 8 – 10 at Turning Point International Church.
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By Rosalind Tompkins
Special to the Outlook

This is a wonderful time of the year as the seasons are changing and we are experiencing beautiful sunrises and sunsets. This is like the quiet before the storm of the holiday season when many of us become busy and anxious about things happening with politics, the economy, and family matters.

That is why I am inviting you to come and join us for a time of refreshing and hope during Mothers In Crisis’ Hope for the Holidays Hope Immersion Retreat on Dec. 8 – 10 at Turning Point International Church.

The first Hope Immersion Retreat (HIR) was conducted virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. It was an awesome workshop, but it was nothing like the next one that was conducted in person at the Christian Book Lovers Retreat on last year. 

The difference was in the experience. As I facilitated the workshop, I saw and felt the transformation that happened in the hearts and minds of the participants. One lady was so impacted until she did not even look the same on the next day of the conference. It was amazing to behold.

We are expecting that and more during the Hope for the Holidays Hope Immersion Retreat as participants learn how to think, speak, imagine, and share hope. Participants will be immersed in activities all designed to experience the power of hope while being refreshed, revived, renewed, and restored.

This will be accomplished because hope is much more than merely wishful thinking; it is a force that can lift you and propel you to try again and never give up. 

Hope is needed now more than ever as suicide continues to be a leading cause of death in the United States, especially during the holidays. Many people are lonely having lost loved ones, and others despair because of mental illness, sickness, lack and poverty. Whatever the reason, Mothers In Crisis believes that there is hope for the holidays.

For more information about the Hope for the Holidays Hope Immersion Retreat please visit www.hopeimmersionretreat.com. 

Rosalind Tompkins, Ph.D., is author of “As Long As There Is Breath In Your Body, There Is Still Hope,” and other inspirational books. Tompkins is also founder of Turning Point International Church, the Chapel of Mothers In Crisis. She’s also founder of Turning Point International Alliance with ministries and churches in Pakistan, Nepal, Eswatini, Kenya, Rwanda, Nigeria, and St. Vincent in the West Indies. 


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