“Listening to God” was the theme for our annual winter retreat in Marion, Oregon. Fifty kids from Oregon, Washington, and Idaho took over our church campus December 20-24.
One of our activities (pictured) was to re-create specific Bible scenes using only Legos! We also enjoyed a variety of games and recreation. The Marion youth took on leadership of this event, and they did a fantastic job.
A team of cooks prepared delicious food, ensuring that no one went away hungry. Student-led praise and worship, daily class times, and evening church services turned our attention to “Listening to God.” Area SWORD participants also came alongside the youth to teach classes and present the sermons.
Marion Youth Group (MYG) is already looking forward to Big Chill 2024!
— Tim Hinds