Sunday, March 17, 2013

The Seabasses vs. The Griffs

Posted by: Chris Shafer

We're back. This morning we got to sleep in a little bit because we had church at Disciples Point which didn't start until 11:00 am.  Our experience there was awesome because the people were so open and friendly to us newcomers. They even had an open mic session where people could come up and share what God has been doing in their lives. Tess got up and shared how God has been working in her life over the past couple months. Through some trials and difficulties she has grown stronger in her relationship with Jesus.  She also shared how she is grateful that God has allowed her to lead praise and worship on the trip. The rest of the service was filled with tremendous praise and worship and with a wonderful message from Pastor Tootie in which he asked us if we are hearing God speak in our lives. After the service they served us a meal which had been prepared by all of their members.  The food there was so good. Some of us think that when we get to heaven, the southerners may be the cooks. :-) This was the second time we've been served banana pudding since we've arrived. WHY DON'T THEY SERVE IT IN BOCA?!
When we got back, we all went paint balling, except for Amanda and Danny who are battling some colds and want to take naps in their cabins.  We split up in two teams called The Seabasses and The Griffs. The Griffs beat the Seabasses in Capture the Flag. We then played King of the Hill and the people on top of the hill almost always won. To answer Mrs. Reed's blog question: Mr. Hood got shot twice by Brett, and once by Tess. :-)  Although he got revenge by shooting them both twice!  An interesting fact is that we believe this is the first time the entire class wanted to play paintball and no one went horseback riding.  We have a group of warriors!
We finished the day with another delicious meal, scripture memorization, and praise and worship. Tonight, after devotions, we took a spiritual gifts survey and then got into small groups based on what our spiritual gifts were. We prayed for each others needs and asked God to work in our lives in the future with these gifts He has given us. Keep us in your prayers and we will keep you in ours. Signing off this is the Class of 2015.