We’re back!

Hey everybody! In case you hadn’t noticed, Lilia, myself, and 14 of our AYM youth went to the Dominican Republic for a week long mission trip. Our team consisted of 7 teens going for their 1st year, and 7 teens going for their 2nd year. Operation Domincan Republic 2010 was from June 27 – July 4th.  Our AYM missions team has returned from ODR 2010 safe and sound, and what a trip it was!

AYM ODR 2010 team

I think it’s fair to say that none of us will ever be the same again after being available to be used by, and hear from God throughout our week long stay in the Dominican Republic. The trip was an enormous success! So much happened, that me trying to sum it all up in a blog entry would be foolish. Instead, here’s what we did each day, and I would encourage each of you to talk to one of our team members ASAP and give them an opportunity to share with you what God was able to show them, and do through them during their mission in the Dominican Republic!

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We’re back!!!

So the AYM 2009 Fall Retreat was AMAZING!! Every year we’ve done these retreats (since October 2005) I’ve left them wondering how in the world can we beat that next year?! And each and every year God blows my mind, by doing just that! I already can’t wait for next year’s retreat! We had amazing times of worship, amazing devotions, timely and powerful times of prayer, and the fun factor was through the roof this year with out first annual AYM Amazing Race! What a great time! I’ve posted a few pictures for you to check out…
All 4 teams at the finish line

All 4 teams at the finish line

AMAZING RACE - Team GREEN

AMAZING RACE - Team green

AMAZING RACE - Team orange

AMAZING RACE - Team orange

AMAZING RACE- Team blue

AMAZING RACE- Team blue

AMAZING RACE - Team red OUR CHAMPIONS!

AMAZING RACE - Team red OUR CHAMPS!

You don't have to ask us twice to be silly

You don't have to ask us twice to be silly

Fall Retreat 2009

Singing Hills Conference Center

Singing Hills Conference Center

Man can you believe it?! Our AYM 2009 Fall Retreat is right around the corner, and I’m SO excited! Now, I love each and everything we do @AYM, but the Fall Retreat has a special place in my heart! I so look forward to it each and every year, for a few reasons. (in no particular order)

1. The fall is my favorite time of the year.

2. The food we get is crazy good…

3. Candlelight worship…

Singing Hills Conference Center

Singing Hills Conference Center

4. The endless supply of hot cocoa…

5. Reading our bibles together…

6. Manhunt in the dark. Nuff said…

Robbie's life was never the same ;)

Robbie's life was never the same 😉

7. Crazy relay games involving everything from team colors to baby food…

8. Saturday afternoon football…Let’s GO!!!

9. Campfire s’mores and reflections…

 

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