Two weekends ago we went on our annual fall retreat to "La Malinche", a mountain that is nearby. Usually the fall retreat has less poeple on it, so we were really excited when our final number was over 50. We had a great time and built many new relationships throughout the weekend.
We all met at the campus house at 5pm to drive the hour and a half up the mountain to our cabins we had rented.
But, we had a little delay because the bus didn't arrive for another hour.
|Calling the bus driver|
|Pam and Nala|
|Tristan and Bernardo (friends that are always together)|
Also we had band practice to get ready for morning worship
|Andrea y Pablo|
Then we divided all the students into teams and sent them on a race. They had to find 5 different stations and complete the tasks at each one. During the race they got points for different things that later would determine the winner. The first one was to make the longest chain with only the stuff they had on them.
The next one was making a dance or choreography to be performed later in front of the whole group. Some were really good...and some were really bad.
|Lady Gaga made an appearance|
|this group had lots of energy|
|this one was really bad|
|this one was really good|
|Lulis drank it faster than anyone|
|the didn't even make it halfway|
|the guys on the left won everything|
|some were not made as well as others|
|Beto, Ixchel, and Robert pulling Sara with Bego bringing up the rear|
The final station was to go a find a list of 10 things, bring them back and then find the finish line.
|this was the first team done, however they did not win 1st, 2nd or 3rd place|
|the dog stayed by our fire all night|
|singing by the fire|
|well actually we had to move away from the fire because a marshmallow fight broke out|
|this was around 2 am. we moved inside where it was warmer|
|a few of us before getting on the bus to leave|
The weekend was a huge success. Many deep and meaningful conversations were shared over the weekend and continue to be shared. Those who went on the retreat were challenged and impacted in many different ways.
Below some of the pictures I put the names of the students who are in them. When you pray for El Pozo, think of them, pray for them by name, and for all the students who are searching, struggling, fighting, learning, and through it all seeing God.