Thursday, August 23, 2007

Worthy '07

It's always impossible to describe the CLC Youth Retreat. Worthy '07 was a wonderful, memorable, rich time. This was Janelle's first retreat so it was particularly meaningful to be there with her and her friends.
Christoph did an outstanding job leading our care group breakout sessions. He started each time with a trivia contest between parents and teens on subjects like sports, movies, Bible, presidents. By the end of the retreat we were tied and the parents won the tie breaker question: What is the Maryland State crustacean? Not a hard question if you live in Maryland.
Latecomers were required to do ten push ups. After the first morning, most people were on time.
Repeat offenders had to do 20. Christoph had compassion on them and offered to do it with them. The kids counted very slowly when he was on the ground.
(He was grateful he and Janelle have been training for basketball together by doing 25 push ups every night for the past 6 months!)

Baptisms in the Chesapeake Bay.
The best Youth Pastor on earth.

Elise enjoying a surprise crab feast after the last meeting. She did an amazing job administrating this retreat (along with the best Admin Team.) She handled everything she was given with graciousness and a smile. I couldn't be more proud of you, my dear! Well done.


Marge said...

Thanks for posting these pictures! Praise God for His grace in these teens' lives!

-Aaron L.'s Aunt Marge

Garrett said...

"Hey, your dad's looking for you..."

Jojo said...

these are great pics! I can't wait till next year when I can go!!!

4522=Glab said...

So glad we got to ride together to the retreat and thanks for being Kendall's mom at ministry night! "Love so amazing so divine..." Hugs!

Ange (freeloaders girl) said...

i'm so glad it went well for elise!! (though i'm not surprised!!) :)