A couple of weekends ago, the 3 Measures team held a retreat for our young adult Thrive community. The retreat focused on reaching out into our community in Katutura and how they can go about that. We started the retreat off with a bonfire and some wonderful fellowship. Sandy gave an excellent devotional about loving your neighbor. Saturday morning we began our day by spending an hour with Jesus. I had the opportunity to put together a packet for each young adult. This packet included many practical ways of spending time with Christ. The passages I picked had to do with knowing how the Lord sees you (Psalms 139) and a passage from Philippians 2 that revealed how the church should follow in Christ’s footsteps.
After that hour, we spent some time discussing how devotional time went. Most stated that an hour seemed intimating at first, but after beginning, some said they needed more time. I was blessed and encouraged by the feedback. After the devotional time, we entered into a time of team building games like the egg drop. In the sessions that remained, we talked about how to reach out to the community. These young adults inspired me with their ideas of how to care for their community. They brought up so many creative and inspiring ideas. That night was filled with fellowship, Nacho Libre, and a delicious ice-cream cake.
On Sunday the Lord changed our plans. A time for outreach planning became a time of sharing about personal lives and opening up to each other. It was exciting to see and hear the Lord move in powerful ways and I was blessed to be a part of it.