What do you get when you put 12 girls and 3 guys together for a weekend at PD? No, not a girl:guy ratio of 4:1, but really, a chance to get to know each other, to know God better.
Cheng, The Eccentric Hong Kong Tourist
Li Yan: We have won! Merdeka! Merdeka! Merdeka!
Shawn: I don’t know these people. Oops.
I can’t save lives. God can.
“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. “ –2 Cor 12:9
it seems natural that we gloss or try to hide our weaknesses, but strife to polish and use our talents or strengths to its full potential. At the camp, I was given a new perspective, that the key to our effectiveness as a servant of Christ lies not in our strengths, but weaknesses. When we recognise our ‘thorns in the flesh’, commit it to God, trust His all-sufficient grace to be provided day by day as we need, that indeed, ‘when we are weak, then we’re strong’.
For me, the highlight of the retreat was the banana boat!
Being blur and all, I always thought that this banana boat thingy is just like peaceful boat ride where you bob through the not-so-rough sea and enjoy the salty sea air and spray of water droplets.
Boy I was wrong!
Apparently Actually, the point of it is to get dumped into the water. Which can be fun, and also scary. Haha.
The driver of the boat will go very fast, and turn sharply. Whether you like it or not, you will get thrown into the water, and poof! Water everywhere. It’s pretty cool when you get dumped at a pretty deep place quite far outside, and yet you will float up ‘cause of the life jacket.
Getting back on the boat after being dumped, is the hardest part. Being dumped, though exhiliarating, is also tiring, and to get back up the slippery boat is hard and required a lot of teamwork. Shawn, Keshan and Cheng had to climb on first and help the rest of us up. Lol.
Me thinks banana boat is one of the best team- building game ever!
I guess for me, I was reminded how brothers and sisters in Christ should be there for one another, build each other up, and not tear each other down. Forgive, give grace, encourage, and help.
Family in Christ=)
We celebrated Felicia’s birthday. Hahaha, to surprise her, Li Yan had to crack lame jokes non-stop for about fifteen minutes to buy time. My hat’s off to her.=P
At the Ramly Burger stall. KTT people are such camwhores-.- Lol.
Li Yan and Sarah at one of the lame jokes sessions. It was something about calling someone and asking if they’re fridge was running and then why were they not chasing after it. Hahaha. Lame. But funny still.
Cheng saying grace. Lol.
At the BBQ.
Hey Suraya, loooook! Haha.
A bit tipsy. Somehow this picture reminds me of Madagascar.Lol.
You placed the crabs in the sand and You know them by name…
Majlis Pengebumian Si Crab yang masih hidup, dijalankan oleh Mr. Shawn Paul. (but actually crabs do live in sand)
Anyway, inilah Mr. Shawn Paul yang kejam. Haha=P
This ‘Miss u” is directed to all those who couldn’t come: Daniel, Chua etc etc.
A thousand times I’ve failed Still Your mercy remains Should I stumble again I’m caught in Your grace
Thank you Lord.
I’m going to. =)