Sunday, April 25, 2010


7:06 PM
I just got back from a weekend away with my job. We took 45 high school students out for a spring retreat. It was a long two days, but a fun-filled two days. From ultimate Frisbee, to canoeing, to volleyball, to air hockey, we did it all…with some learning in between. We challenged the students to think about some goals they have for their lives, and taught them how to create a plan to get those goals accomplished. We helped them identify some strengths in their lives, and recognized some roadblocks that could trip them up in reaching those goals. Pretty heavy stuff for high schoolers! Most teenagers aren’t focused on more than this weekend, this test they need to study for, or this school year. But our group of teens are different. These are a group of kids going against the grain, going against culture, and making tough choices sometimes in order to get the best out of life. And I couldn’t be more proud of them! I’m honored to be a part.

So I got home and my laptop was dead, my iPod was dead, my phone was dead, and I was dead. We are all in a state of recharging, but I think I will take the longest.

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Joy Muldoon is a full-time missionary and part-time blogger. Read about her travels, adventures, and missions here!


Pamela said...

The link to your video doesn't work because apparently it had Fox material and they put a block on it. I want to see it though. You might want to find an alternate method of putting it up online, though I'm not sure what that would be.

Joy Engdahl said...

bummer! thanks for letting me know...i must investigate!