Monday, May 07, 2007
What a refreshing couple of days! Our Spring Josiah Venture Conference was really great full of fun and also some good learning experiences! Keep reading to find out more about it!
During the mornings us older kids (Zeteo and Journey) were part of a photography class taught to us by the very talented Joshua Longbrake (who's blog is now linked on the right!). He's also an avid blogger and i got to talk to him about what makes a good blog and how to make mine even better. You may have noticed that it's already looking a little different...hopefully even more changes will come along!
That was only one part of the morning...the other part was spent with Aubrey, a really talented artist with whom we did crazy projects! Our favorite by far was throwing water balloons filled with paint at a canvas!
The afternoons were spent hanging around, playing soccer and entertaining the little kids! In the evening, Hudson, Hannah, Connor and I led worship for all of the kids. It was lots of fun and i think we all learned something about how exactly to lead and play better! Corrie and Corey (hehe) also helped a lot by getting the songs together, making the powerpoints and picking out verses to read! it was lots of fun!
On Friday night we had a murder mystery planned with Becca... Ben Williams, Anna Stepanian and Zac Shepperson joined us...it was lots of fun! I played an undercover police guy...and got killed in the end =)
Another awesome part was our big hoedown on Saturday! We had this big tent and a bluegrass band came and played and people danced, ate popcorn and had a fun time!
It was a great time being with my favorite people in the world. Five families are leaving the field this year, four are leaving JV. We talked in our groups about what was ahead for all of us, cried and remembered fun experiences we had together. On Sunday morning all of the JV kids got together and said our goodbyes...it was a teary morning and lots of hugs were exchanged! So - Jonesies, Desnoyers, Morrs, McSheffrey's and Cupery's, we will miss you all!!!
Claire is also in England right now on a trip with her school! Nicholas and Zachary Pitcher are also with her. Mom let me and Caleb stay home from school today, and tomorrow we have a holiday, so I'm really glad about that!
And if you're wondering where the HP countdown went, just scroll all the way down to the bottom! =)