Last weekend was our Winter Retreat for the junior and senior high students. This year was incredible and blew away my expectations completely. The one thing that really keeps me going in ministry is knowing the ministry I lead is having an impact on students lives. I had the chance to see a lot of students release some areas of their lives that had been holding them back and make decisions to follow Christ. One of our students, Quinn, came back and posted a blog on his myspace that sums up what took place this weekend perfectly. This will be one of those encouraging items I will keep close to me when I need a reminder of what makes what I do for a living the best career in the world.
Monday, January 21, 2008
So this weekend was quite a momentous part of my life. I opened myself up to God and I’ve accepted Christ into my life. For everyone who knows me I know as you read this you are a bit shocked because that wasn’t who I really was, but its who I am now. Going up to winter retreat really allowed my to get in touch with God. I really encourage everyone who reads this to do that, go after God. It is such an amazing thing to undertake and the reward for doing so is greater than you can imagine. I know now that I want to live my life for Christ because he gave his life for mine.
Going up to retreat help me realize how blessed I am. So many people deal with problems that are so profound that I can’t even imagine how they feel and how they cope. I also realized how much potential God put in me and how much He has planned for me. If you know me, you know how stuff always works out for me in the end. Well I’ve finally realized that it’s God who is watching over me and protecting me. I am so truly blessed by God I almost feel guilty about it. This weekend was a major tunring point in my life, I can’t wait to just grow in God and grow as a man of God.