Our annual camping trip with Elevate Student Ministry of Calvary Church of Clearwater had its share of challenges with heavy rains, hot muggy conditions, and relentless insects, but this group soldiered on for 3 days and turned each challenge into a new opportunity for fun. We went fishing, skimboarding, toured Ft De Soto, invented a new frisbee game (called "Obstruction"), watched a beautiful sunset on North Beach, enjoyed some great campfire praise & worship, dove into God's Word, engaged in some meaningful fellowship, roasted Smores, and undertook a whole lot of camp work. This group had a high concentration of eager, respectful, and hard working servant-hearted people ready to help with every task. Pastor Justin & Carie Facenda do a phenomenal job of leading and mentoring this great group of high schoolers while bringing their own amazing kids on each trip. We dearly love them and always look forward to our next event with them. They all lived up to their name - "Elevate" - by living above and beyond average standards! Glory to God!!