Tuesday, August 14, 2007

High School Beach Bash

Our trip to the beach was not without complications. Dave's van decided to get a flat tire which left us temporarily with only 3 vehicles.

This ended Caitlin, Courtney and Tessa in the back of a State Trooper's car. All in all, the flat was a minor setback, for which we were very thankful.

At camp, we ate lunch, pitched our tents and got ready for the beach!

We had a great time at the beach! Some swam in the near freezing ocean, others played in the sand, others threw Frisbees and footballs, and still others soaked in the sun.

We returned to our campsite to swim in the indoor pool and to hang around the campfire where we made and devoured s'mores. Our campfire time ended when the rain came and our neighbors told us to SHUSH! Most tents fared well in the rain, though few had a cold damp night :(

Still, it did not keep us from worshipping our great God for the indescribable gift of His Son the next morning on the beach! We heard from John 17:17-19, being challenged to be set apart from the world for the purpose of being sent into the world because of the sacrifice of Jesus. Afterwards, we grabbed lunch and made the trip home.

Thanks for your prayers. Please continue to pray for and support the high school ministry of NLC.


Anonymous said...

Matt, this trip was amazing... I have always thought i got to know people way better when going on trips and events. Like the Hike, I'm hoping to come alot more to church. Everyone is so welcoming. I feel like i'm part of a new family there. I wish i could rewind and replay this beach trip over and over again. It was truley outstanding. Thanks for the awesome trip

HannahKay =] (keeper of the batcave) [wild and crazy OC girl]

Anonymous said...

Wow! Ya like Hannah said this trip was amazing! Riding in the cop car was awesome and the State Trooper(I think thats what he's called) was soooo nice. Being new to the high school youth group this was an awesome way to get to know everyone. I hope we do more retreats like this! Thanks!
member of bat cave and oc girl:]

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you are off to a great start for the fall! We know you will have a fruitful ministry here and we do appreciate your hard work! Even tho it is fun it is definately hard work!
Praying for you & Alicia.
In His Love,
Lee & Louise