The SEC Women Ministries Board has decided to cancel
the SEC Women Ministries retreat for this year. We do so with heavy hearts but recognizing the clean-up from the aftermath of hurricane Irma is just too much for many of our sisters who have registered for the retreat. We have heard from several women who have evacuated because of the storm and know that even though their hearts would be willing to push and find a way to come we simply don't think it is wise for us to add to an already difficult season.
With most of our registrations this year being from women who live throughout Florida we simply don't know how badly many of them have been affected. Many women have also used vacation time to evacuate and taking another day at this time for retreat would be problematic. We also know several women who live outside of state of Florida who were planning on driving to the retreat. We don't know if gas stations will be refueled by then or all of the roads cleared by then. So for all of these reasons and mostly because of our concern for the heavy lifting that will need to happen as neighbor helps neighbor, we are cancelling the retreat this year.
The board would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of our sisters in the Southeast Conference. We appreciate each of you so much! Be safe and take care of yourself in these days ahead. We are all praying for God's protection and provision as you do all of the necessary work to recover.
In anticipation of miracles and with much prayer,
on behalf of the SEC Women Ministries Board