Gold Star Wives Retreat—Finding Lasting Hope: Encouragement from the Book of Ruth

with Preston and Glenda Parrish, March 8-10, 2019


The book of Ruth is renowned for its beautiful love story, but it opens by introducing us to three widows. God’s kindness and faithfulness, which so transformed Ruth’s circumstance, can fill your heart with deeper hope in the face of your own personal challenges. Come draw closer to the Savior and experience more of Him as your tender comforter, gracious provider, kinsman redeemer … and, quite simply, your very life now and forever. This retreat offers you the opportunity to be immersed in His all-sufficient grace—grace that is great enough to infuse even our worst moments with His comfort and peace—and will equip you to share it with others.
Entire package FREE (materials, meals, and lodging included) for Gold Star military wives. This event is for adults only.

Schedule of Events

About Preston and Glenda Parrish


PRESTON PARRISH is the chaplain for the staff of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. An ordained minister, he has held key leadership roles with BGEA and other evangelical organizations for over three decades. He is the author of the book Windows into the Heart of God: 31 Life-Changing Glimpses of Jesus and co-author of Finding Hope in Times of Grief, which he wrote with his wife, Glenda.

GLENDA PARRISH is a Bible teacher with a heart for helping women, especially young mothers. She has written Bible study curriculum and also serves as a personal skin care consultant. She enjoys participating in her grandchildren’s homeschooling, as well as caring for her 90-year-old mother. Glenda and Preston have four children and five grandchildren. Their younger daughter is a military wife—married to an active-duty United States Air Force officer. 




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