Sunday, February 20, 2011

IMPACT

Irving Church of Christ hosted an event this weekend for teenagers called "Impact Weekend."  It's the 3rd time we've done it and this one was the best yet!  We started the weekend off on Friday night by watching the movie "To Save A Life."  If you haven't seen this movie, go get it NOW!
It's one of those things that makes you want to be a better person.  Good stuff.

I was a group leader, so I spent Friday night through Sunday morning with five awesome girls!  We had studies and discussions about situations we saw in the movie (things that teens face) and how the Bible tells us to respond.  There were 6 groups in all.  It sounds so cliche' to say this, but I feel like I got more out of the discussions and studying the Bible than the teens did.
Throughout the weekend, there were lots of games, laughs, tears, jokes, friendships, and sleep deprivation.  I wish that everyone could have that experience!

We wrapped up the weekend by attending church at Irving this morning.  The day started with a baptism of one of the teens (which is always great!) and worship was amazing!  Isn't it great to be with other believers and feel like Christ is right there with you?
I know it sounds a bit charismatic, but it's not that I felt like Christ was with us.
I felt Christ with us.  

After church, I got to eat lunch and talk to two friends that I love and respect so much!  Ya know those friendships that allow you to have real conversations?  Yeah... it was that.  And they are awesome and I wish their families could have come, too!  

Considering that I had 9 cumulative hours of sleep since 7 a.m. on Friday to Sunday afternoon, I came home and took a three hour nap.
It was lovely. :)

So, that's a very summed up version of my AMAZING weekend!
I already can't wait for Impact 2012!

3 comments:

  1. You rock! The weekend sounds like a wonderful, uplifting time for everyone involved.

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  2. Sarah – You are awesome and we love your spirit! Your group was certainly blessed to have you as their leader this weekend.

    PS – We can’t wait for Impact 2012 either!

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  3. I LOVE U SARAH(: hahahaa(:

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