Friday, September 4, 2015

R&R!

It has been a busy start of a new school semester, but not all has been study! Last weekend we launched off to Leoni Meadows for our R&R weekend.

We left Friday morning after breakfast. There were two buses to give rides to all of us students. Mine was the smaller bus! :)

We ended up getting a little lost on the way, but thanks to our driver, we finally made it!

My bus

Jessa and me on the bus!

When we arrived, all of us girls got settled into one of the bunk houses, and then we headed off to lunch and go carts. Go carts were awesome!!!  (Next 7 photos by Adolfo Potts, used with permission.)








Daddy and me! We went fast! ;)

After go carts, there were field games.





Church on Sabbath was very good as well. For Sabbath school, RD led out and had each of us find a secluded spot where we could study and pray, and really come into focus on how our relationship with Christ was. It was definitely a blessing to be able to do that!





Sabbath afternoon, a group of us took a hike to a lookout--we kind of got lost on the way, but we ended up at a tipi--not sure if this was our destination or not, but we had fun anyways!





Sabbath night, we played Waldenses--an awesome game! At Leoni, the lodge where we started was home base, and we had to get to "Switzerland" all the way across the valley to a big cross. I got caught once, and the second time I was about 200 feet from the cross when....game was called over (and I got caught too)! :)  Then we all went inside and played the Name Game--a typical Weimar game. :)


I am so thankful for the time we had to just take a break from our studies, and get to know each of my fellow students better!  R&R always reminds me of the chapter in DA entitled "Come Rest Awhile." 
The whole chapter is very good, and reminds us of the importance of laying aside our work and duties to be able to spend time with Christ, to make sure our focus in completely in Him.  Even our studies can become so consuming that we don't really spend the amount of time we really need with Christ.  That is why I am thankful for R&R! The packing list says "no school books!" We can spend more time studying the Bible, praying, and spending time with and encouraging others. 

"Like the disciples, we are in danger of losing sight of our dependence on God, and seeking to make a savior of our activity. We need to look constantly to Jesus...." DA 362


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