On May 12-14, we took over 60 kids from our four centers to Pine Valley Bible Camp for our annual Leadership Retreat. This retreat focuses on kids who are growing in their walk with God and showing leadership potential. At the retreat, they have a great time filled with fun activities and worship meetings with challenging messages to encourage them in their walk with God.


This year’s retreat was a great success. Mark opened the retreat by challenging the kids to trust the leaders and spiritual mothers and fathers God brings into their lives. The kids responded by approaching a leader and having them pray a blessing over them. By doing so, they were committing to listen to the counsel and correction God brings to them through these adults. During the second day, the junior highers heard a great message by a former YV student, Jordan Lancaster, and the high schoolers heard from another former YV kid, Shane Blafield. Then on the last night they heard a message by Jeremy Miller about following the example of Josiah to becoming an overcoming champion for God. Over the course of the weekend, many students had powerful encounters with the Lord and made commitments that will have the power to change their lives forever.


Enjoy the slide show of some of the pictures from this year’s retreat, and thank you for helping to make this weekend a reality for these kids.