30 men, teens and children of Trinity and Hershey Presbyterian participated in our annual men’s retreat. It was a great opportunity for the men of our church to connect to one another but also to connect to the Lord. The retreat was held at White Sulphur Springs in Manns Choice, PA. We did a lot on this retreat: hiking, biking, bowling on a an alley made in 1886, horseback riding, Nerf gun battles for the young ones, playing board games, shooting guns in the quarry and of course just sitting and getting to know people you worship next to each week. It was great this year to see men represented from almost every age group, from children to teens to the 20’s and 30’s right on up the ladder.
Richard Smith, one of our missionaries from Reformed University Fellowship International at Penn State, shared God’s word with us. The theme was: Being Mature Men of God. He shared from Romans 12 with us. On Saturday afternoon he shared how God changes our mindset to help us see our true selves and how this sets us to move on to maturity. On Saturday evening he shared how we are to love each other, another sign that we are maturing as men in Christ. There was a whole list here of things we need to be doing to love others. It was quite a challenge to look in our own hearts and see all God has done and the work He continues to do. Then on Sunday morning we looked at how God is our avenger and that we are called to befriend people, love them, and seek them to know and walk with Christ, no matter how harshly they treat us.
It was a great weekend. Go to the pictures tab to see many more pictures from the retreat. Our prayer is that many more men will join us next year for the retreat.