Monday, October 17, 2005

Great Family Retreat

Our family just got back from a great retreat. We went out to Leakey, Tx to the H. E. Butt Foundation Camps. The man who started HEB grocery stores, set up this camp area in a canyon along the river ( don't remember the name of the river) and he allows church groups to hold retreats out there in the spring and fall and then they have youth camps during the summer.
When I was in the Aggies For Christ we used to get to go out there occasionally, it was great then and even better now. They have made a lot of improvements over the last 15 years or so, but even way back then it was the nicest place we went to for the AFC retreats.
Our childrens coordinator and our youth minister did a fantastic job with everything. One of our members is a manager for Red Lobster and he took charge of the food and we ate GOOD! We got a little piece of the Zoe Conference in that several of our members went and brought back the beautiful new songs for us. We had a joyful time praising God and learning these new songs.
One of the best things was that K did not get sick and end up in the hospital this year!!!! Praise God for that! (Last year she caught a virus and had to be hospitalized for dehydration and her birthday party had to be rescheduled. Let's face it, it is hard enough for a kid to be sick but on their birthday, that is just too cruel!) We were able to witness a baptism in the river so that is alway a wonderful thing! Guess I better go tackle the mountain of laundry but I go happily singing "Great is our God, sing with me. How Great is our God...."

5 comments:

TMK said...

One year, I will get to go! I know the boys would LOVE it. Maybe next year. Glad to know it went smoothly and everyone had fun. Adam showed us the video of the some of the talent show, so cute. Looked like a lot of fun. Did your family participate in the talent show?

MAK said...

TMK,
I guess Adam did not get my family on the video because yes, both K & K performed. Big K sang with a quartet a song from "O Brother Where Art Thou", "I went down to the river to pray" and little K went down and asked Greg W if she could sing "Jesus Loves Me" with another little girl. Apparently the apple doesn't
fall far from the tree in that she likes to be on stage just like her dad. They both did a great job. You should definitely put it on your calander for next year.

TMK said...

Who was in the quartet?
Billy works on the weekends, every weekend! So unless I want to brave it alone, the family retreat won't be so family.

elizabeth said...

I worked for HEB for 4 years when I was in high school/college and heard a lot about that camp!

Matthew was sick on his first birthday. I was much more upset about it than he was!

jettybetty said...

Thanks for interpreting the huggie song for me. I have so much to learn about Aggieland.

Aggie-ed LOVES AFC--what a blessing that is. I am praying he will go to Thailand this next summer.

Your retreat sounds great--glad you are learning some Zoe songs--there are some really good ones!