The 2016 Men’s Lake Getaway has come and gone. The takeaways from it all still loom large with most who attended. To wit, Darnell O’Cheek’s wet cloths were returned to him recently together with the memory of jumping into the lake immediately on his arrival. Getting back to his nature roots Friday evening was a huge throwback for Darnell even if he had to leave early Saturday because he was sick.
Certainly, No Man Was An Island on the weekend. There were just too many of us (65) to hide. The camaraderie and friendships were quite strong and we all got to know new people. Together with perfect weather and the activities, we all had a blast topped with excellent food (thanks Peter). Another great steak dinner to remember.
The focus on the topic was inspiring with Rick Hill leading the way. The discussion groups revealed a lot about ourselves. The worship was tops. Everyone pitched in and made it easy to pull off.
For the record, so we all are reminded, the stories of Jonathan and his armour bearer who had his back invigorated us to compare the benefits of those relationships to our lives. Where are we vulnerable and how can friends make us strong? Eccles. 4:9-12 was the biblical challenge to connect at a much deeper level to find the strength that we all crave.
We want to challenge all the guys who were there, and those who couldn’t make it, to become connected with the whole vibe of what a Men’s Group could possibly become for all of us. We don’t have a complete sense of what that could look like. And we don’t want just a few leaders pushing ahead on anything more than we have now. Anything that could or might develop throughout the year needs to be organically driven by need for all of us.
Don’t we need each other all the time? Could we not craft some kind of “GUYS at WCV ” focus and build some events around a desire to stay connected and stay off the Islands of our lives?
Thank you to all those who completed our survey!