An Unexpected Suprise

Close to creationLet me skip ahead to a special activity that we did during the 7th week of Life FOCUS. On Wednesday last week, Director Ritchie planned an outing as a reward for wholeheartedly working through the last six, intense weeks. We traveled to Green Acres canoe livery on the Whitewater River in Harrison, Ohio for an adventurous canoe trip. For the students, it was a very unexpected and well-received surprise.

A surprise attack resulting in many tipped canDragging a drowned canoe back to shoreAlberto removing sand and pebbles from his so

Ritchie choosing teams for Capture the FlagJoshua steadily paddling alongFor five hours straight, we canoed down the river, floated around in the water, and played a huge game of capture the flag. The game was played on several islands in the river so fording waterways and running in rough terrain were a few extra challenges! It was a great time to relax, enjoy God’s creation, and have fun as a team of adventurous, young men.

Pausing for a picture of a memorable event


  1. Chad July 30, 2007 at 3:44 pm #

    It was a great time to get outside and have an opportunity of fun and a chance to get wet. =)
    Everyone really enjoyed themselves. I thank the
    Lord for the safety and the good time that we enjoyed.
    Chad isa.43:10

  2. Donald July 31, 2007 at 7:51 am #

    Congratulations on making it to the last week James! It happens that while I read your post I realized that the CD playing here at the time was one that Robert used two years ago as the sound track in the concluding video for the EQUIP XIV graduation there in Indianapolis. It was definitely of a climactic and victorious nature (matching the expressions and pictures in your post). It was a joy for me to see a small part of the victory the Lord was bringing to the young men’s lives while Jonathan and I were there with them for the Journey to the Heart. May it continue! “And let us run with patience”.

  3. Everett July 31, 2007 at 9:08 am #

    oooh! pictures! That trip was so much fun…

  4. Kenan Wilkes July 31, 2007 at 10:17 am #

    Wow that game sure sounds fun and worth trying somtime 🙂 We all missed you here at our house.

  5. Robert August 1, 2007 at 2:50 pm #

    Capture the flag between islands with canoes!! I agree with Kenan, that sounds like some real excitement! 🙂

  6. Dave & Sharon Lutz August 5, 2007 at 5:50 pm #

    We were pleased with your visit – what a great group! The photos are absolutely fantastic!!!!
    We hope you all come again.

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