Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Awanita 2009

What can I say...

This past weekend was one of the best retreats I have ever been a part of, even though it poured all weekend!

Friday night we stopped on the way at the World Famous Beacon! Thanks to my college buddy Wes Church, who called up there to let them know we were coming.  Everyone loved there food APLENTY!   And to conclude we had the Pig Feast Dessert, where my team won me a Beacon Trucker Hat and a JC Bobble Head!

Then we drove 45 minutes and arrived at Awanita.  We had a great night of worship with the Josh Ridings Band followed by a great talk by Jason Sansbury.

The next morning, equaled more rain, but it really didn't matter.  We had a great morning worship session, followed by fun in the rain.  A bunch of us went out onto the lake in the Paddle boats while it was raining buckets.  Then we had a couple of rides on the Awanita Hummer to the top of the mountain in the rain.  Then we followed that with some trips down the zipline into the freezing lake.

That night we had another great worship session followed by hanging out watching a Remember the Titans and also throwing the football and basketballs around.

We concluded on Sunday with a great final worship, followed by an early departure to beat the winter storm.

I would have never thought a Rain drenched  weekend would have been so great!   Our students didn't let the rain or no cell phone signals get in the way.  Instead they allowed themselves to let go, get to know each other better and grow with God.
I wish more retreats would run this great!

Thanks again to the Josh Ridings Band and Jason Sansbury for a great weekend!

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