Friday, March 28, 2008

Jeffery's Bay

This write-up is written about the events that happened from February 24th - 29th

Finally, the ever so popular J-Bay. This was such a beautiful place full of awesome waves and cheap surf shops. We stayed at UCSA (United Christian Student Association), a camp retreat centre that was not even two minutes from the beach.

In addition to experiencing the Leap Year on February 29th, we had some pretty sweet activities set up for us this week. Each student had the opportunity to choose 2 out of 3 adventure activities. The options were surf lessons, horseback riding on the beach and sand-boarding. Those surf lessons were pretty much the key to us becoming the professionals we are today, and although riding the horses was painful at times, it was still such a blast to trot through the sand dunes and race at full speed along the ocean’s shoreline.

We were also able to spend some time with a YWAM group stationed there in J-Bay. They welcomed us into a lively worship service, followed by a time of prayer, which lead into some service opportunities. While some of our group prepared food boxes for HIV/Aids patients from a nearby township, the rest of us helped lead a day camp for some of the children of the township. The day was full of Bible stories, worship, games and a snack. It was a great opportunity to see how a different organization is working and serving in the world around them.

This was a really fun week to kick back, relax and enjoy the community of the group once again.

Written by: Ben Pavey

Joanne, Meagan, Gabe, Lauren, Michelle, and Jen in front of one of the the many surf outlets.

Sean taking some time to spend with God

Dave looking pretty much pro

Krystal looking beautiful riding through the sand dunes

Jacob, Rachel and Christine walking some of the kids home after kids club