The 35th National Ladies Retreat which was held at the Hotel Tepeyac in Baguio City from April 28-May 1 was successfully hosted by the A-Hill Church of Baguio. Two hundred two ladies registered for this annual affair that came from 51 congregations from as far as Davao City in southern Mindanao, from Visayas and from Luzon. Sister Virginia Jimenez-Madlaing purposely came from San Francisco, California for this program. Four sisters from the states of Alabama and Tennessee also attended. Sister Leah Ravelo, vacationing from Rome, Italy and originally from Ilocos Norte attended for the first time.
The ladies’ group of the A-Hill congregation of Baguio wishes to thank all those who donated cash and other resources all of which contributed to the successful holding of this annual event.
Cagayan de Oro City’s congregation meeting at Lapasan district will be the host in the last week of the year 2011. Sister Sarah Cutamora, a member of the Lapasan congregaton in Cagayan de Oro, was at the retreat to confirm this hosting responsibility next year.
An additional amount of more than Php11,000 was raised this year from among the ladies who attended as an additional seed money in hosting the National Ladies Retreat.