Youth Fall Retreat

Unlike the Dead Sea, our Youth Ministry is full of LIFE!This Monday and Tuesday, youth from four of our five ELCJHL congregations gathered together in the wilderness to celebrate community, youth, and faith.Reverend and Youth Ministry Leader Rodny Said , with the help of Reverend Doctor Munther Isaac , organized a trip to Arab Il-Rashaed, (عرب الرشايدة), a desert campground 15 km from the Dead Sea. Upon arrival, youth enjoyed a campfire, a discussion on Martin Luther, prayer, and yummy zarb. They didn’t get much sleep, because at 4am everyone was driven across the desert to witness a beautiful Dead Sea sunrise. Everyone hiked the challenging 4-hour hike back to camp, where a hot meal and cold showers awaited. After some final song and prayer, youth returned home to their families.We love getting our youth together and hope to do it again soon! Thanks to everyone who came, and to another thanks to Pastor Rodny Said for a wonderful trip.

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