What a full day on Day 2 of the Upper School Retreat! After breakfast we spent our quiet time digging in Psalm 139. Good reminders of great truth! We sang some songs and then Stuart Hall spoke on forgiveness and going to the next level by "canceling the debt" of others. After some time discussing and praying in our advisory groups, we ate lunch and headed to track times, part 2! I sat in on Wii games today and watched some intense bowling games on the Wii!
During free time, a lot of students hit up the coffee shop. I loved standing near the door and chatting with students and then getting to tell them what to try (apparently the retreat is the right time to try coffee drinks for the first time for a lot of students)! Most of the free time today was spent hanging out and working on the lip-sync class competition that happened tonight. After dinner, we had a little time for each class to perfect their act and then we headed into our worship session. It was loud in the dome tonight! Not really from the music, but from the voices singing out. It was an incredible time of worship! Stuart brought a great challenge that led right into our advisory group time. What a great time these groups have had together!
We ended the night with our class competition and it was the best way to end it! Our freshmen rocked out to "Call Me Maybe", followed by a lovely sophomore rendition of "Kiss the Girl" from the Little Mermaid. The juniors danced their way all around "Thriller" and the seniors took the championship with a mashup of "What is Love", a Chinese song (that was sang and danced to by our awesome international student seniors!), "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "We're All in this Together".
It's been an awesome day. It's been an awesome time up here so far. There have been so many good moments, but my favorite moments have been conversations in between items on the schedule and in the down time. God is stirring something in these students' hearts and they're connecting with each other, with their teachers and with Jesus in new ways. God is faithful and we can't wait for one more day together!
Nathan Wright, Director of Student Life