The Seasons of Marriage was the theme of the 2015 marriage retreat hosted by Park Hill Church (Denver) at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in October. Ministry leaders Sam and Sheritha Semakula, along with Pastor Charles Osborne, sought to embody the essence of love and connectivity between spouses through Christ.
Their prayer was for God to provide courage and strength to endure the darkest seasons in our relationships.
“The Lord provided an experience above what we could’ve ever imagined!” said the Semakulas.
Facilitators Trevor and Edith Fraser of Huntsville, Alabama presented the four seasons of marriage. They explained how one can experience all seasons at any stage in marriage.
As they reflected on God’s leading during the weekend they said: “We prayed all week before the retreat that God would allow a breakthrough in the marriages of the attendees. We know God is in the prayer-answering business. We will continue to pray for God to direct and lead in your marriage. Thanks again for the opportunity to minister to you and your church.”
Morning worship sessions were led by Will and Sequoia Dickerson of Route 1:16 Ministry, exposing more people to the different shades of God’s face throughout the world.
Couples spanned all seasons of love with the longest marriage of 67 1/2 years (Albert and Kathryne Groves), to the newest marriage of 42 days (Will and Sequoia Dickerson). The Semakulas said they hoped that each of the 38 couples who attended received the exact blessing God intended for them to receive.
“I praise God for those who made the sacrifice to invest in growing their marriage,” said Pastor Osborne. It is our prayer that this ministry grows to be the event couples look forward to attending each year.