NATIONAL FAMILY RETREAT
HOSTS: ORELLANA FAMILY
Alfonso, Lesley, Julie & Daniel
Tom & Alane Waters
Co-Founders, Restoration International, Inc
Tom & Alane are passionate about seeking God's will for their lives and sharing His love and life changing power with others. They left the popular culture of the day - thriving medical careers and advancement, bigger home, new car and worldly entertainment to seek a real, personal and vital connection with God, realizing it was the culture of His Word and His will that really mattered. Being in ministry for over 30 years, they continue to have a zeal for God's Word to be the light that guides us in our day to day life. They continue to give their all to hasten the coming of Christ and an eternity Beyond Belief.
Kevin and Shelly Powell
Kevin and Shelly met at Southern College (now SAU) in Tennessee and have been happily married for almost 33 years. They are richly blessed with two daughters, two sons and one son-in-law. Kevin pastored for 20 years in Florida and Virginia and presently teaches in the religion department at Ouachita Hills College in Arkansas. Shelly has a background in nursing, but left hospital work years ago to homeschool their children. They became friends with Tom and Alane in 1996 and were blessed to host the Virginia Family Retreat for four years. They will be sharing practical lessons they have learned in their personal walk with God, marriage, parenting and their unexpected journey now with Shelly’s ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) which began in October of 2019. Their greatest desire is that others will be led to A Loving Savior (ALS) through their lives and testimony.
You can listen to more of their inspiring story on RI’s “Unbroken”, podcast series.
Frank and Veda Barceló
When God wanted to get the attention of Saul of Tarsus, He sent a bright light and he knocked Saul down right in the middle of his tracks.
The method God used to get Frank and Veda’s attention was only slightly more gentle; yet, it was just as impactful for it provided an opportunity for re-evaluation as to the path of life. Frank’s work as a court interpreter and Veda’s work as an R.N. case manager took on a different hue when God reached out to invite them to reassess their lives. This invitation came in the form of one of their children chiding Frank for spending too much time at work and too little with family. This led to a re-evaluation and a change in direction that is still producing positive results to this day.
God wants to reach out and touch your life in order to change it for the better. Hopefully, God will reach your heart with less forceful methods. And hopefully, you and I will listen, learn and heed the call.
As we get together and fellowship, let us listen to God’s call and make a determination to apply the principles we learn and to refresh those we have learned earlier.