Thursday, November 15, 2007

Bethany Gone Wild

Last Friday and Saturday was our long-awaited retreat for class. It was an amazingly good time. Besides the seven of us who are in the class, there were ten people who came. The weather was a tad bit on the chilly side as I'm sure you will notice by the abundance of clothes and the fires in the middle of the day. However, we still had a great time fishing, kayaking, canoing, four-wheeling, and just hangin out. The weekend wasn't all fun and games though. Kate did a great job bringing us God's Word. The theme being Bethany Gone Wild, Kate preached on Stephen being stoned. She used the passage to talk to us ask us what stones are being thrown at us. The message was preached outside by the lake under the Northern Lights. At the end, she had us write down what was holding us back from experiencing God on stones and then we threw them in the river. It was very powerful. There's just something about being outside, experiencing God's creation that makes that much more of an impact. Anywho, here are some pictures from the weekend. much love

The whole group

Andrew and Charity Thompson

Erica and me

Rachel and Kate stuffing themselves into a kayak

The girl's fire before

And with a little of this

The girls' fire became this

Everyone doin their thing

Kate trying to fish...she was mine and Rachel's entertainment

All bundled, Erica, and Kate

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Is This Better?

This picture was also taken that night. Geez Swarty, I'm not a horrible person.