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They came from over fifteen states, California to Massachusetts, dedicated Daddies and their precious Daughters, enjoying one another, learning and growing in the Lord together and making new friends at the Father Daughter Retreat.

“Amazing time to get away with my daughter! The venue was terrific! The meals were first class! The time meeting likeminded dads and daughters who are in the same cultural trenches fighting against the world’s barbarians at the gates was so encouraging!” —Tim A.


We watched as Dr. Lew Sterrett transformed an unbroken colt into a useful horse through gentle, consistent discipline and reward, constantly quoting Scripture and drawing our attention to clear applications illustrated by vivid object lessons. Bill Potter encouraged fathers and daughters alike recounting the lives of Jane Guthrie and Cornelia Peak McDonald, two great women of courage and fortitude, while Tom Ford and his daughters gave us an intimate look at their family and God’s pattern of inside-out preparation for ministry and life.

“The Father Daughter Retreat was such a lovely experience!! My dad and I had an amazing time and loved every part!” —Carina L.

We were well fed with a delicious lakeside BBQ buffet on Thursday and a beautiful dress-up prime rib dinner on Friday. There were new friendships formed and old ones strengthened and plenty of dad-and-daughter memories made, including paddle-boating, canoeing and even a daddy-daughter round of golf!

“I thought the little touches such as candles, name plates, and gifts for the girls were absolutely wonderful and went above and beyond my expectations. Well done!! We will attend next year!” —Gary S.


After the retreat, many of us gathered for a mini-history tour, as Bill Potter inspired our girls with the story of Carrie MacGavock, Civil War heroine of Carnton Plantation.

The Lord was indeed gracious as He knit us together in a very special way that made parting ways on Saturday bittersweet. With full hearts and lots of hugs, we headed home, trusting the Lord to bring the increase from the seeds that were sown and watered.

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