Thursday, March 25, 2010

Pine Cove Work Crew!

This past weekend, our singles group headed out to Pine Cove in East Texas to serve on the work crew. I have served on a work crew with the 20s group before, so I was really excited to go with our singles group. We got to serve meals to 5th and 6th graders from Ruston, LA, and we also helped the staff move their offices. It rained for most of the weekend (and we woke up to SNOW on Sunday!) so we were not able to help with the outdoor projects. But that allowed us to have a lot of free time to just hang out together, play games, sing songs, frolic in the woods....despite the fact that I ended up getting sick and completely losing my voice, it was an awesome weekend with sweet friends!

Here are some fun pictures from the weekend (courtesy of the beautiful Melissa Miller):

Serving in the kitchen

Yeah. So I like organization....

All work...A LOT of play :)

Proud to represent!

Hanging out in the loft...


Campfire and S'mores!

Another really great thing about the weekend was the devotional times we had together. Clint, one of the other leaders, did an awesome job of leading these for our group. Our focus this weekend was intentionality, integrity, accountability, and discipleship. As leaders, we really want this group to move beyond just "hanging out" to actually growing together in our faith, encouraging each other in our walks, drawing each other closer to the heart of God. Some of that already happens; but as our group grows, we want to ensure that that remains our ultimate focus. I am so excited about each person in this group; I love each and every one of them, and I am so thankful for the people He has put together. This weekend was an awesome time to get away from distractions and just refocus on the Lord. I am excited to see all that God will do, and I am so humbled by the fact that He has allowed me to be a part of it!


1 comment:

  1. It truly was an incredible weekend! I'm so happy we all were able to experience it together. I can't wait to do it again! How does next Friday work for you? Just Kidding. hehe