Men's Retreat for Missionaries

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go on a men's retreat with my missionary co-workers. The theme of the retreat was courage. It was very refreshing in every way. We had four in-depth devotional sessions on the theme of courage and what that means for a Christian man. We had excellent fellowship with one another, great food, and a little adventure to boot.

The retreat was held at a cabin about 1.5 hours by car away at an elevation of about 4000 feet. That meant that it was cool, which was quite a refreshing change for us since in the city we are at sea level. In fact, I neglected to pack my jacket mostly because I had trouble imagining that it could/would get cool enough for me to need it!

Here we are starting out on our Saturday morning hike to a cave. This was the easy part of the hike.

This is the entrance of the main cave that we visited.

The cave had an underground river running through it.

Sitting down for some great food and good conversation.

A devotional session during one of the evenings.

A large beetle that I was trying to pick up. He would latch his legs onto the material so well that I couldn't get him into my hand.