Today is the 4th Annual Oasis Winter Retreat (Oasis is our high school youth ministry). I?m excited! I love winter and I love retreats! We?re heading up to Lake Geneva Youth Camp with a group of about 15 students and adults (Lisa and I are bringing Rach along too). We?ll have lots of time to hangout, go snow tubing, tobogganing, play broomball (think ice hockey without skates and with broom-like sticks), and basically have a great time. Retreats can be a ton of fun. The thing I love the most about retreats are that they allow us to get students away from everyday life and help them focus in on their relationship with God. Our goal is to encourage and challenge students to take their faith to the next level this weekend. Our theme this year is Amplify. We want students to Amplify the message of the Gospel in their lives and to Amplify the message to their friends. I would love for you to pray for us this weekend!