Monday, August 19, 2013

Youth Trip

Eating at Cheddars 
At the beach
Sorry for not blogging lately, one reason was we went on a church youth trip to Lake Sam Rayburn and New Boston. We rented a cabin at Lake Sam-Rayburn, but arrived 2.5 hours late due to a trailer tire blowout. We checked out the campgrounds, went swimming, and ended the day with a Bible study.

Day 2 started with a devotional, then a rented pontoon boat for a day on the lake and TUBING (it was my first time). That evening we played games, ate hamburgers, went snipe :) hunting, had a Bible study, and made smores.

 the Youth group at U air trampoline park. 

Day 3, we packed up and headed for New Boston. Meanwhile Mom, Dad, and Andrew went to find a clinic because Andrew's hand had swollen up after being bitten by an unknown insect. They met up with us at a gas station; where we found out that we had a tire which was bad and needed to be changed.
After a second new tire, we drove to Air U, which is an indoor trampoline park in Longview. After a fun time bouncing and playing dodgeball on trampolines, we decided to take a quick trip to the Longview Mall for lunch in the food court.  We also played glow in the dark mini golf, then continued on to New Boston.

Once we arrived at Faith Missionary Baptist Church; we unloaded, ate dinner, visited with the youth from the Faith Missionary Baptist, then listened to a lesson from Brother Josh.

The youth group from F.M.B.C and the youth group I'm in.
Both youth groups at Pizza Inn
Day 4, started with a Bible lesson and then some games. These included a game where you had to dip a broom in a bucket of wet oatmeal and empty the oatmeal from the broom into a cup that your team member was holding with their teeth. The team who had all of their cups full first won.  After we finished the games, we went swimming at church member's homes.

That evening we got in the church vans and went to Texarkana to Chuck E Cheese to play games; but ate dinner at Pizza Inn where they had a buffet and private room where we had a bible study. The neat thing about the restaurant was, another youth group was working there to help pay for a youth trip.

After dinner we went back to the church and played underground church which is best described as a version of hide and go seek in the dark.

Day 5, (the last day of the trip) had a bible study and started packing our bags. Then, we played another game of underground church. Before leaving we helped clean up the church and said our goodbyes to the other youth group. On the way home we had another trailer tire blowout. Yes, you counted right, this was the 3rd trailer tire for our trip. We arrived safely back at the church without anymore blow outs and then my family and I got into our car and headed home.
Me tubing at lake Sam-Rayburn. 

Don't get me wrong, I had a great time and got to know our church's new youth minister better, plus had some bonding time with the other youth; but I felt that we didn't really get to help or minister to others.  I am already looking forward to our next trip being a mission trip so we can help others in need.

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