Monday, November 20, 2006

Spiritual Emphasis Weekend

Well it was a great weekend! It was very nice to get away from the normal routine and have some time to relax with the students and listen to what they have to say. We had only one minor casualty all weekend. Inca, one of our Chuukese students, was bitten by a Guam Brown Tree Snake while she was sleeping in the cabana. (See picture) She is OK but still in a little pain. Basically the format of the weekend was for the students to hear three messages, have group discussions and individual meditation times after each one, play games and have a lot of time to play at the beach. We had 2 faculty members (Brad Boydston and I) and a guest speaker, Paul Castillo a Navy chaplain, bring the messages. The theme was "Don't Waste Your Life." I enjoyed sitting with the guys discussing the messages and hearing what God was doing in their lives. We also had time to play silly games and just talk and get to know each other better. It is exciting to hear what God is doing in the lives of the students. Please keep praying for them that they will keep listening to God and they will see him overcoming the obstacles in their lives. Also many of our students are struggling with other issues that threaten to divert them from what God is calling them to do. They can use your prayers too. Here are some more pictures of some of the activities of spiritual emphasis weekend...
Preparing Sea Cucumbers to Eat

Packing Out

1 comment:

Ron Routh, D.O. said...

Hey Brother,
Next time you are stateside, consider letting us accomodate you in Columbus, Ohio. It would be great to see you. All goes great here, God's grace and providence is so rich. I do not thank Him enough.