2018 Reflections

Seasons Greetings!

I am always grateful to God for my family and friends. This is especially true at holiday time when we seem to make more effort to communicate. The year has been filled with much activity at the Rainforth Retreat Center.


It grows each year as we share our gifts and resources in the way we travel and organize retreats. This year I was able to travel with Road Scholar to the Galapagos and think it would be fun if some of you would join me for a trip there in 2019. I want to organize a trip to Quito, Ecuador to visit the Amazon and travel by boat to some of the inhabited islands of the Galapagos. I now have great contacts there that are willing to host and guide us in Ecuador. Checkout the video on the Rainforth Facebook Page and let me know if you are interested in seeing the great Galapagos!

If you want to learn more about traveling with Road Scholar you can check out their website here: https://www.roadscholar.org/

The way we all share our experiences and learning is the way we can grow spiritually and mentally. I would love to hear from each of you as you journey through your lives and enjoy each day as life constantly changes.

I have experienced another change in my life. This past fall I accepted a call to be, Pastor of Care and Wellness at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkhorn. It is such a joy as I minister in areas where I am gifted. I am now starting a meditation group in the prayer chapel at 1 pm each Tuesday. It begins on December 4, 2018. I am praying this will be a blessing for those who are well acquainted with meditation and for those who are beginners to the process.

Again, I want to remind you that we all grow spiritually when we share what God has first given us. That can be with our time, talents and areas of interest and expertise. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May you all feel blessed to be a blessing!



Judith Rainforth