This past weekend I got to take my students to the Obey Conference.
We had a blast hanging out in San Antonio!
Friday night, we were led in worship by the Sweet 180 Band
and we looked at how Jesus gives us power to overcome... anything!
John 16:33 "... In this world you will have trouble. But take heart!
I have overcome the world."
We looked at the story of Lazarus, especially John 11:25.
"Jesus told her, 'I am the resurrection and the life.
Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying."
It is such powerful story!
We got a little bit of sleep
(thanks to some pesky roosters),
stopped by Starbucks...
...and were all ready for Saturday morning's session
where two of our students received college scholarships!
(I do write pretty awesome letters of recommendation, if I do say so myself)
And then we discussed Joshua and Caleb
and how one generation's faith can change everything.
I so believe that this generation can be like Joshua and Caleb
with faith strong enough to turn the tides of their culture,
and that is one reason I love youth ministry.
Our group had a beautiful time of prayer together
and then began our lunch adventure.
We ventured out to Lulu's Cafe and Bakery, home of the 3lb Cinnamon Roll!
The regular menu was delicious, but this monster pastry definitely stole the show
It fed fifteen of us!
with warm, ooey-gooey goodness
Then we spent the rest of our afternoon exploring Ripley's Believe It Or Not,
an odd and interesting museum or world artifacts.
My favorite was an entire floor dedicated to The Titanic!
a model of "The Human Unicorn"
a piece of The Berlin Wall
an awesome sewing machine
and other silly things
the tallest man on record
and lots of fun things in the gift shop
And then through a series of events, I had to drive the van home!
Whew, but we survived.
We only sort of kinda got stuck in a parking garage.
It was quite funny!
It was an awesome weekend of worshiping the Lord
uniting our group
and having loooots of fun!