THE YEAR>>> 1999
EVENT>>> CALVARY BAPTIST Adventure Trip
I'm not sure how it's possible to have so many all-time favorite trips, but this is one of the greatest trips we've ever been a part of. It's also the first private trip that we ran for another church other than for my home church (expansion!).
Pastor Joe Hancock along with several of his students from the college age ministry of Calvary Baptist Church of Clearwater, FL comprised to make up an extraordinary group of fun-loving, Christ-following, never-give-up, adventure-seeking young adults! They soaked up and relished in every adventure and every challenge we provided that week 17 years ago in Ocoee, TN.
During one team building game, "The Log", they worked together for 3 hours in 100 degree heat to rearrange their group in a certain order. Anytime someone fell off the narrow log they had to start over. That day they had to restart over and over and over again and again and again. They wouldn't give up though. Finally, after 2 hours and 40 minutes went by one of the students realized that they had never prayed about this challenge. So they huddled up and prayed together as a team. They got back on the log and conquered the task on very next attempt! Wow, we all learned a life lesson about prayer that day! They celebrated so much after their great accomplishment and hoisted the log over their heads for this group picture. It was an incredible moment that we will never forget!
To this day I have several lifelong dear friends that started on that trip... and we still talk about "The Log". Pastor Joe set an amazing tone for this incredible group of extraordinary young adults. We had MANY MORE God-awesome special moments on that trip! It was so special!
There is no substitute for great memories!
GTD >>> CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF MINISTRY!
Love'n Life Because of Jesus Christ!