Daybreak’s annual Men’s Retreat continues to be one of the highlights for the men each year as we break away from regular commitments and enjoy time away with other brothers in a picturesque setting. This year, was no exception.
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We were blessed with beautiful weather and enjoyed every moment of it including a hearty hike up the mountain, clay pigeon shooting, campfires, Kan-jam tournament, and mouth-watering steaks cooked over the campfire. Some of the highlights this year also included an early morning trip to Elk Country in Benezette, PA, a shooting star that flashed across the clear night sky, delicious homecooked meals, a wacky but entertaining board game called “Robo Rally” and a breathtaking scene at Hyner View State Park.
Matt led us in worship outside around the fire. We also used a resource from Carey Nieuwhof to guide a session together on Friday evening about compromise and character. God wants to help us close the gap between who we really are and who we want to be (Romans 7). We were challenged to make our talk match our walk. No more lies. No more secrets. If we commit to telling the truth about ourselves, our walk will accelerate. “Competence gets you in the room, but character that keeps you in it.” (Carey Nieuwhof ).
In keeping with tradition, after our Friday evening session we enjoyed homemade pies and ice cream. It was a real treat!
We wish to thank Phil and Kent for hosting the retreat again this year and for all their preparations! It was truly a refreshing and renewing time!
Dave, Dwight, Karl, Dan, Matt, Tim, Jeremy, Phil, Kent