Monday, April 23, 2012

Obey Conference 2012 Recap

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!


  1. Ok I'm DYING over that cinnamon roll!!! SO YUMMY! And I sent you an email..just wanted to make sure you got it! You are so cute..I just wanted to come check out your blog!


  2. What a FUN time!! And nothing beats a silly trip to Ripley's! ;)

  3. what a fun event!! it really looks like u had a great time =)

  4. looks and sounds like a great time. love your new blog name, too!

  5. That looks like a great time Chelsea!! Thanks for linking up sister! Love you!


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