She got to talk with hundreds of people from around the world who are interested in living out the gospel by living with and serving the needy.
Her aunt Laurie, who has been a huge supporter of Refugee Arts, traveled from Virginia to join her:
The group rushed from session to session, soaking up ideas and talking through them:
There was time for rich conversation and some deep relational bonding.
Ruthie also set up a booth for Refugee Beads there, and attendees helped support the refugees by purchasing handmade necklaces, earrings, and accesories. The Open Table people helped to man the booth so that Ruthie could enjoy a few sessions:
Um, whatever this picture is of also happened:
It was a great time to affirm or rethink aspects of the work here, grow relationships, and help the refugees financially, all in one weekend.