The Girl’s Residence Hall partnered up with the Campion Church Women’s Ministries to bring a special service, “Lemonade,” to the academy girls and ladies in the community. On Sabbath, the guest speaker, Pastor Jen Woody, focused on the theme “Sweet Sufferings” and talked about how God can turn disappointments into blessings.
On Sabbath afternoon, in a session called “Anything Goes,” Pastor Jen answered anonymous questions that girls had on their hearts about God, life, and relationships. “I really enjoyed the fact that Pastor Jen was comfortable with our questions and didn’t filter anything,” Melody Mambo, sophomore, explained. “She made us feel safe and I’m glad that we got answers to some questions we wouldn’t normally ask.”
The girls also enjoyed the “Hope Rocks” activity by painting inspirational and creatively designed rocks.
The residence hall girls ended the retreat on Saturday night with pizza and karaoke. Amira Davis, senior, commented, “Karaoke was a good way to end the night along with dancing with the other girls. It was fun, and I got closer with people I don’t usually hang out with.”
Tiffany Dien, Student News Team
Photos: Sami Hodges