After hearing Jerry’s story, I felt my life has been very fortunate. Unlike Jerry’s life, my life has been a lot easier. I haven’t had any cigarettes, drugs, or any alcoholic things. His parents got divorced when he was young, buy my parents are still together. I go to church every Sunday, and I’ve never doubted that there is a God. Staying away from bad friends is what my parents told me to do, and he said so too. I am really satisfied with my family, because my parents let me make my own decisions.
After today, I will thank God for all the things that he created and all the things that he gives me. I must be more obedient in the future. I also learned about four different hearts of humility during the morning. I hope that I can learn more things in the future at VOICE.
My first weekend at VOICE was one that was full of exciting events. Not only did I get to learn more about the ways of God, I was also able to meet many new friends. On Saturday, we went to a mall in Indianapolis and did some shopping. Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to find anything interesting to buy. However, I had a great time fooling around with friends and taking lots of pictures.
On Sunday, we visited a nearby church and listened to a very inspiring sermon. The pastor discussed the power of the tongue, and how it can cause a lot of harm (James 3:7.) A particularly interesting tale he shared was how a newspaper article four newspaper reporters wrote ended up being the catalyst of the Boxer Rebellion in China.
After attending the church service, the entire group of VOICE campers travelled to downtown Indianapolis to play a round of scavenger hunt. Not only did this activity help build closer relationships within my team, but it also left us feeling very hot and sweaty. Overall, this weekend has been a great opportunity for me to make new friends and learn more about God.
You may not be able to tell, but Dr. Chen arrived with the final group of students– after 45 hours of travel. We are so glad they all arrived safely!
The students dove into English Placement testing this afternoon…
…followed by musical auditions.
This evening, Dr. McCray and the Verity faculty and student body hosted all 80+ VOICE conference participants at the McCray home for ice cream, volleyball, and games.
We had a great first day and are looking forward to Day 2!
If you’re attending VOICE this summer, we are pleased to announce that you will be sporting one of the following T-shirts…
See you in three weeks!