BLAST Refocuses Trust During Mid-Winter Advance (1/15/17)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in EventReport, youth, Youth Group | 0 comments

On January 15, 2017, BLAST returned from our annual youth retreat, MidWinter Advance (MWA) at America’s Keswick in Whiting, New Jersey. Our group was made up of twenty-five youth, young adults, and leaders.  The retreat that was filled with fun, fellowship, and faith.

The four-part message, led by the college team, focused on Proverbs 3:5-6,

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your path.”


What do you trust in?









On Friday night, after worshiping through praise music together, the group listened to our speaker, Ian, as he challenged us with the question, “Where is your trust? Is it with your Heavenly Father?”







We woke up with excitement the next morning, and after a yummy breakfast provided by Keswick, we were encouraged by Ian to lean not on our own understanding, but to reject the foolishness of this world.

We spent the rest of the afternoon attending encouraging and missional seminars, competing in volleyball and soccer tournaments, swimming in the activity center’s pool, and performing skits for MWA’s talent show, The Happening.

Saturday night concluded with the group, along with nine other churches, listening to Ian share with us the message of the unconditional love we can experience when we trust in the Gospel with our whole heart, as Ian beautifully illustrated through the book of Hosea.







Sunday- and Beyond…

After we packed up the van, Ian left us with one final encouraging message. As we headed home, we held in our hearts that God would make straight our paths.





BLAST would like to thank the church for their prayers and support as we took this time to reflect and praise God for His faithfulness in each of our lives. 


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