Thursday, September 25, 2008

Student Leadership Retreat

This past weekend we took our student leadership team to the beach for a weekend of leadership training. This is my favorite youth activity we do all year because it's all the "good kids" and we get to stay at a beach house! This particular year is extra fun because our two best couple friends are helping us out with youth group this year, so they were there, too! When we got there on Friday night, we had a rousing game of Boys vs. Girls Cranium. (The girls dominated, of course :-)!) On Sat. we shared testimonies, sang worship songs, and Dave taught on leadership. We also had fun putting together a video to share the "Rules for Youth Group" with the rest of the kids in a fun way. It turned out great!
And God was so good to us--the weather was perfect. Saturday was absolutely beautiful! The kids had fun playing on the beach and even getting wet! On Sunday when we woke up and packed to go home to church it was raining. We knew we had been given a blessing to have such a perfect Sat. on the Oregon Coast.

The only unfortunate part of this weekend is that I get sick every year! Inevitably, there is at least one kid sick and therefore I and 0ur friend Kenny are now sick.

Yesterday was See You At the Pole--the national pray around the flag pole event at schools. We had an awesome turnout this year. Dave went to the junior high (the youth pastors split up so there was at least one at each area school). I guess there were over 70 kids at the junior high. Yesterday evening we had the rally with all the area youth groups. We enjoyed a great time of worship, testimonies, and encouragement to continue praying for our city.

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