Aaron came this time to attend our church's annual family retreat at Twin Lakes Christian Center in rural Iowa. Each time Tessa and Aaron get together, they use the time to get to know each other better so they can discern God's will for their future.
The retreat speaker encouraged and challenged us all, including Tessa and Aaron, to deny self and truly live as Christ meant us to live.
"And He was saying to them all, 'If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake, he is the one who will save it.'" (Luke 9:23-24, NASB)
~Mr & Mrs. Beaver