March 2020 I was asked if I wanted to go to a woman’s retreat in Pensacola FL., well of course I did, who wouldn’t want to go to the beach. As it got closer I started thinking I had made a mistake. I’ve had a lot going on in my life and I just wasn’t sure I wanted to be with women I didn’t know. I kept going back and forth with the idea and finally I asked God, it didn’t take long for my answer. The very next day Jana Spicka texted me and asked if I was still going and before I knew it I said yes.
The first day there I looked at all the women and thought what have I done. I am a broken mess and these women are well put together. The only one I knew was my friend that asked me to go. My thought was to stay to myself and get through the next few days. Before we even started with our class time, girls were introducing themselves, we were having conversations, laughing, having fun and getting acquainted. I started feeling very comfortable & very safe. As Jana started speaking I could feel the Holy Spirit, I could see Him moving in the faces of the ladies. As we shared our stories/testimonies, bonds started building. We cried together, prayed together & laughed together. In a few short days I had 20 new sisters that I loved dearly.
I am so thankful I went to the Yes and Amen retreat. I learned a lot about myself and my relationship with Christ. I learned we are all a little broken and that’s ok. God uses all our broken pieces and makes beautiful things.
– Tracye Foster