214 youth representing 18 congregations attended the Coastal Bend and El Valle District Midwinter at Camp Zephyr on Feb. 10-12. The youth participated in a variety of activities, including a ropes course, yaga balls, archery tag as well as a gymnasium to play various sports.
The retreat’s theme was “SET FREE” from John 8:26. Worship and praise was supplied by Rev. Paul Allan and the youth band All4Him. Rev. Bill Duke also spoke to the youth and stressed how Christ sets us free from sin. Richie Reitmann and Veronica Dillon spoke to the young Christians.
“The retreat was important because it helps youth understand that they are not alone,” said Rev. Linda Marrow. “They are able to make new Christian friends both youth and adults to walk with and talk with allowing them to live daily FREE to be those who love themselves, love others and love God.”