This being the Canada Day holiday weekend, dozens of churches are having various retreats and camps all over the area! VCAC has three -- a Chinese family camp, Teens' Camp, and Kidz' Kamp. These lovely and energetic teens are from CCGC, with whom I've been able to build up a relationship over the past couple years. I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with them at last year's tent camping trip. This year I was unable to be their speaker, but I was still able to spend the last night overnight with them, leading songs and sharing a little.
I'm so amazed at how resourceful Pastor Lo is: he coordinated with a church youth group way out in Texas to have a joint retreat here in rural BC! 37 teens from CCGC, plus 24 teens from Texas, with only 11 adults, including a few parents who came mostly to take care of the food. I have no idea how the two churches got connected....
Here we are at the very end of the retreat, loaded on to the big yellow school bus and ready to head home. The kids are tallying mosquito bites like old battle scars. Look at those smiling faces; aren't they cuuuuute??? :)
Pastor Lo posted some home videos from the camp at the CCGC PowerTeens website.