Monterey Student Leader Getaway
This past weekend, our Klesis student leader team took off to beautiful Monterey for a refreshing but productive getaway. David T. taught our team the joy of baking awesome desserts, which we had the privilege of enjoying over the entire weekend.
Maybe the most unexpected thrill of the weekend was the card game, Anomia. As soon as the cards were busted out, the living room was full of excitement like we had never seen before because it can be anyone's turn at any time to face off!
During our trip, we had precious times of fellowship and reading God's Word as a team. Saturday morning, we started off with our Letters time going over the book of James. As nervous students heading into a year of being upperclassmen, everyone was really encouraged by the letter urging us to be "doers of the word, and not hearers only."
We then drove over to nearby Elkhorn Slough to use our inflatable kayaks for the first time ever! Stable, smooth and seaworthy, the kayaks were a huge success, and we're excited for future trips and more chances to conquer the waves.
Afterwards, we invaded downtown Monterey for a nice leisurely stroll, taking in the sights and sounds of the town. Quite a different experience than Berkeley, that's for sure!
But the real inspiration of the day came from the video message of Pastor Harvey Carey, where we were all challenged to be stronger leaders in Christ. His story of overcoming all odds to start a multicultural church in the heart of Detroit showed us what can be done with faith in God's ability.
On Sunday, we tuned into Pastor Ed's message on Acts 6 of church difficulties in food distribution. While we know that life will present us problems, we were encouraged to know that we can work through them with a strong team and guidance from God.