Judith’s Offsite Offerings


Camino Santiago Del Norte/Northern Way : Sept/OCT 2019

Have you ever dreamed of going on a pilgrimage walk? I have and I am hopefully, going to experience it this coming Sept/Oct as I join friends in walking along the coast of Spain for a month. If you want to join us, contact me at jrainforth@icloud.com

El Camino del Norte follows the North coast of Spain, from the French border in Irun, along the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and finally Galicia region where the town of Santiago de Compostela is.

This walk will be a very hilly and sometimes mountainous way with impressive scenes such as the Picos de Europa in Asturias, which the pilgrim can see on their left as they walk along the cliffs of the coast. In El Camino del Norte there are many opportunities to relax along small solitary beaches of clean turquoise water of simply enjoy the view of the sea and the waves hitting the rocks in the cliffs.

We will be staying in hostels and enjoying the local cuisine along the way. This will be another dream come true for me.

At the Rainforth Retreat Center, we encourage you to pursue your dreams and live life according to where you feel God is calling you at this time of your life. Peace to my pilgrim friends. We are all on a pilgrimage of some kind!


Dog Training

This past year I have become involved in an organization called Lutheran Church Charities and I train Comfort Dogs for this organization.

In sharing this, I hope to have you prayerfully consider whether you might like to become involved in this ministry.

The LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs bring comfort to individuals and families who are suffering pain or loss. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs calm individuals, facilitate conversation, work with special needs individuals, veterans, and the elderly, and are used in counseling situations. LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs also respond to crisis and disaster situations. In order to be able to accomplish this outreach there is a need for volunteers who can devote time and energy to train the precious golden retrievers to become LCC K-9 Comfort Dogs who will then be placed to work in a church/school and touch thousands of lives.

Those of us who volunteer are known as Apprentice Trainers and learn the training skills from others who are certified trainers. There are two sites in the U.S. where the dogs are initially trained. We are fortunate to have one in Grand Island, NE. I car pool once a week with another other apprentice trainers and we would welcome you to join with us.

This is one of my most blessed ministries. Contact me at e mail jrainforth@icloud.com if you are interested in knowing more and may want to ride out with us to investigate whether you might be interested.




Please join me for a free meditation class at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4200 N 204th St, Elkhorn, NE on Tuesday mornings at 9 am. We meditate in the Small Prayer Chapel from 9 to 9:45 am.

You will find this as a time to be still and meditate in a peaceful setting. My favorite verse is Psalm 46:10. This is our way of centering ourselves as we each meditate in our individual ways.

I hope you will join us, please message me if you have any questions.