Minnesota is not exactly the first place on most people’s list to visit the first week in February—unless it’s for a cause. That’s why the GYC Executive Committee found itself in Minnesota February 2-6, 2011. After a month, it was time for us to get together and debrief the No Turning Back Conference, processing the feedback we received and discussing improvements for future conventions. We also brainstormed projects and opportunities for action that GYCers can stay involved in throughout the year.
On Sabbath, we worshiped with the Dodge Center Seventh-day Adventist Church. We were excited to contribute to the local church by leading out in Sabbath School and actively participating in every part of the Divine Service.
Perhaps the most cherished time of the retreat was the time spent in the Word of God together. In anticipation of the 2011 Conference, members of the Executive Committee took turns leading the rest of the team in Bible study on different aspects of the Holy Spirit. If this short series of studies is any indication for what’s to come, GYC 2011 will be a blessed experience as attendees from across the globe study the Holy Spirit together.