Read about Days 1 & 2 of our retreat here.
After a long run of meetings, we opened the Sabbath with a devotional by one of our ECOM members on the promises God made to Abraham. We were all sobered by Abraham’s patience for his long-awaited son, buoyed with his belief in the promises of God. We were inspired to trust God’s Word to us always (even when it means waiting 25 years!).
In themorning, we worshipped together at the Louisville First Seventh-day Adventist Church. Thank you, Louisville First, for welcoming us so warmly and preparing a potluck for us! After enjoying a meal together, half of the ECOM attended a Pathfinder Bible Bowl in Bowling Green while the other half of us went door-to-door in Louisville sharing GLOW. It was a blessing to meet Pathfinder youth as well as community members and to share literature that points them to Jesus. (If you haven’t joined us already, check out our 1 Million GLOW Challenge!)
One of the best things about GYC ECOM meetings in my opinion is seeing our fellow committee members in person. We don’t know about you, but it’s just a little harder to make our creative juices flow in teleconferences! After outreach, we sat around the table at our house eating cereal and leftovers for dinner and brainstorming ideas for our Louisville conference. Some of our best and wildest ideas have been born in these informal conversations not between ECOM members, but simply friends.
After sunset and evening vespers, we resumed our meetings with further discussion about Louisville and our departmental reports. We were reminded once again that we want to simply honor God and not please man in all of our planning—may He find us faithful.
We’ll be up a bit later than usual this evening in order to wrap things up by tomorrow morning, we’ll be flying and driving out to our respective homes. Would you please continue to keep our meetings, decisions, and travel in prayer? We are grateful for God’s leading thus far and expect great things from Him.