It was disappointing at first because we were hoping for and expecting around 20 students. That number kept dwindling down until we arrived at our final number of eight.
But the weekend was perfect; The Lord's plans are always right. We've been saying for awhile how we really just need some good community among the different groups of students that we meet with.
We had discussions about what it looks like to have idols in your life (heart idols are not so different from Buddha statues), about why we want to share the gospel with people around us, and what gospel-centered community looks like.
We enjoyed the peace and the quiet, sang around a campfire, threw some footballs, watched movies, had good talks on rocking chairs, and laughed. A lot.
He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.” Matt 13:31-32
This was a mustard seed type of weekend.