A couple of weeks ago, Ethan and I had the chance to go to CIY Move in Cleveland, Tennessee with our church youth group. 5-days with these cool cats was actually really fun! See the beautiful face right in the middle of this picture? Yeah, she’s almost always in the background of all my pictures somewhere hahaha. She’s like my very own, ‘Where’s Waldo?’
Of course Enzo wasn’t ready to let me go anywhere without him and since sneaking into my luggage wasn’t an option, he decided to send along his trusty old pal, Fuzz.
I have to admit, this has to be one of the coolest openers I’ve seen at a youth camp. It was awesome! They had a facade and the lights threw the shadows of the different band members on it. So as someone winds up each member of the band, they play their instrument till the whole band is playing MJ’s “Billy Jean”
CIY Host, Taylor Brown
CIY guest band, Caleb Rowden
CIY Encounter Speaker, Ben Hardman (He was awesome!)
One of several elements CIY used to bring God’s message and Bible stories to life.
This one is Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the fire (Daniel 1-3)
Towards the end of our trip, we spent the afternoon up in the mountains where they had watering holes/springs. So beautiful out there, but I am definitely not an outdoor adventurer. =)
It was so awesome to spend the week with 22 of the most epic students ever and to build relationships with each and every one of them.
I absolutely LOVED getting to work with 3 of the best youth leaders who have huge hearts for these students and are passionate about pointing these students to Christ. They also confirmed how crazy they really are You learn a lot about people when you go to camp! I learned that one of our leaders have awesome ninja-matrix skills! LOL! And I learned something about myself too. Dramamine and I just aren’t meant to be…hahah that stuff should have some kind of warning label.
Best of all was to watch God meet these students where they were, to see God come alive for them, and to celebrate along with them and pray with them for the decisions they were committing to.