The “Lasts” turning into New beginnings

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The “Lasts” turning into New beginnings

Seniors of the Winter retreat NHPC youth group

Seniors of the Winter retreat NHPC youth group

Seniors of the Winter retreat NHPC youth group

Seniors of the Winter retreat NHPC youth group

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As a senior we go through a lot of “lasts” things. This February in the weekend of the 8th, members from the NHPC church youth group went on their last winter retreat at Oglebay in West Virginia. This saddened a lot of students and leaders to just give a reminder that we will soon be leaving. Recently our group has combined the middle schoolers to our meeting times and mission trips. To see how little they are, it was hard to believe we were like that once before too. It’s hard to concept the fact that we are learning the same thing as them, even though we may have already learned it before, we think of it in a different way. Everyone learns and remembers things differently. Whatever you go through it can effect you in a complete opposite way. During our retreat we watched the movie ‘Gods not dead: A lights in the darkness’. We learned that even during the hardest time we need to be strong and turn to each other. We need to look at God for the good and the bad times.

Seniors of the Winter retreat NHPC youth group

We learned that coincidences happen for a reason. Not only do we learn about ourself and God, we learn about being in groups. We grow spiritually and learn how to work in group. When we have free time we have to work with time management. On Saturday we went to the indoor pool and lounge at the resort. You also have the choice to go to Cabela’s and/or play games. After all that we meet up, eat dinner and talk about how the movie moved us and what lesson it taught. This year we learned that even in college when we aren’t guided physically, we can’t forget to guide ourselves. Then Sunday is wrap up and clean up day. We told our favorite parts about the trip while standing in a circle. One student that is a junior said that they grew up with us seniors and was going to be upset. They honestly made me cry. On the way home I realized how much I’ll miss High-school even though it’s all I complain about. Here is to the future. 

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