The Marion church youth group hosts an annual winter youth retreat known as Big Chill. Last December 22-25, youth from around Oregon, Washington, and Idaho (and one from Oklahoma!) gathered at the Marion church to have fun and ultimately grow closer to God.
Young Adult speakers shared a series of five different classes, and worship services centered on the theme “Revival.” The Holy Spirit carefully knit the sessions together to enhance our understanding of revival according to the Word of God, then turn our hearts toward Jesus as the Savior and Lord of our lives.
Though our time together felt like the blink of an eye, we built community and kindled relationships with the Lord. Truly, revival took place within our hearts that could take place only if the Spirit was moving in our midst. The Spirit poured Himself out, not just in our worship services but also in our conversations and activities. He urged us to leave our comfort zones, to meet new people and try new things.
We are grateful for those who attended and for a fun, Spirit-filled retreat. Please pray with us for a continued revival in the hearts of those at the event so that a revival may spark in those around them!