Friday, June 08, 2007

Youth Retreat 07

Guess where we get to go this weekend????Circle Square Ranch!!!!


I finally get to go to a C.S.R.!!!!I've wanted to go here since I was a youth. I am totally going to let loose. I will take tons of pictures and tell you all about it when we come back!
There are 30 youth and 7 leaders, so that breaks it down to roughly 3-4 youth per leader. Please pray I get 3-4 of the younger girls!!!! It seems to me they would be the easiest.....I hope they take it easy on me cause this is my first youth retreat since taking on this new position at our Church. My personal goal this weekend is to encourage these young youth in our Church to be totally authentic, which will be a test for me as I like everyone to see me as the gal who just "seems" to have it all together. SURPRISE KIDDO'S! I DON'T! I am totally walking into this new frontier with me and my testimony. I am going in with the attitude that sharing my faith means just being myself. I am not going to stir up any paralyzing anxieties of memorizing plans to witness to these kids, they know a skit when they see one and I'm not going to come off as being a hypocrite, cause trust me at that age they will watch for that. My approach this weekend will be from me, Debz. The best testimony I have is my my own, I don't have to doctor or dramatize it, I am a living witness that my Redeemer lives. I AM A MEMBER OF THE O.W.P.P (Original Witness Protection Program) and proud of it. If you want others to know what Christ can do for them, tell them what he has done for you. My aim is to build each one of them up and encourage them to be genuine by simple example. Each one is unique in their own way and God has a very special plan for those traits. PS. Did I tell you I get to drive one of the Vans. Should I tell them my outhouse story?
Here are just a few of the fun things we are going to do.
Wall climbing
Canoeing
Air rifles target shoot
Scavenger hunt
Field sports
Barn sports
Hay rides
Youth group activity Saturday evening
Youth church service Sunday morning
Horse Trial rides
I can't wait! I hope they have indoor plumbing!!!!!!!

15 comments:

Shionge said...

Hey wait....wait for me..this is the trip that you can't go without me.......mmmeeee...hey...you there folks....

*Sob*...

Hahah..never mind..have fun and can't wait to hear from you.

Anonymous said...

Yoy will do great!! You will have fun!! And you will have a sore butt from the horsies!!!...kimmer

Doris & Dan said...

Have a wonderful time!

Keep smilin!

Jonni & John said...

CSR sounds like so much fun! I hope you have a great time. I can't wait to see pictures.

Hugs,
Jonni
:)

redmaryjanes said...

Have the best time ever! May God shine through you!!

Isabella's mommy & daddy said...

Have fun... Sound like it is going to be a blast.. I am tagging you , so please click on my site to see your tag..
Kim

kris said...

Have a great time sharing your faith! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Janet said...

Have fun at the ranch! Don't shoot anybody!

Dannye said...

You've been tagged...check out my blog to see the meme you've been tagged for...hope you had a great time at the CSR, can't wait to hear all about it...

amy said...

hope you are having a great time!!!

Emmie said...

Sounds like a lot of fun! Can't wait to hear all about it! :)

Nadine said...

It doesn't sound like you will be bored. I hope you had a good time.

Shannon S said...

What a great experience...for everyone! You will be such a fab leader. I think you should tell them the outhouse story when you sit around the campfire telling scary/ghost stories! =)

Steffie B. said...

have a great time and enjoy every minute! ;)

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

Have a great time...hope the plumbing is ok...or else you will be actualy reliving the outhouse thing again!