Oasis Winter Retreat

This weekend is our annual High School Winter Retreat. We leave around dinner time tonight and will be home before dinner on Sunday. Students are really looking forward to the extended time together. We’ll have time to go snowtubing/sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, play broomball, and more. When we get too cold, we’ll sit near the fireplace, play some games, and talk. In addition to all that, we’ll have 4 sessions that will include worship and a Bible lesson. There’s rarely a dull moment.

Trips like this are super valuable for the spiritual development of our students. The chance to get away from the distractions of everyday life and tune into God is huge. I’m praying that God would use this weekend to do some big things in the lives of our students. Would you join me in praying? Here are a few specifics to pray about:

1 – Safety as we travel and in all our activities. We had a couple minor injuries on this trip last year. It would be nice to be injury free this year.

2 – Healthy group dynamics. We want to avoid the distractions of petty fighting, misunderstandings, etc.

3 – Our teaching times. Several members of the high school ministry team will be helping me with the teaching. I’m excited to hear what God has been teaching them.

4 – Follow through. We don’t want this experience to be a spiritual high followed by a crash and burn when they get home. Please pray for students to follow through on commitments and to bring the retreat home with them.