We woke up with the sun on Saturday, and Daddy got in the car to prepare his sermon for that day. He got in the car so he could plug his laptop in. We went to the fire, and then walked down to the lakes to watch the fishing tournament. There was an award for the biggest and the most fish. The boys that we knew did not catch anything! The only thing was that Anthony Daming caught a fish about an inch long!
When it was time for breakfast, we walked back up to the tent. Breakfast was french toast and sausage. Mommy and Rachel served sausage from over the fire. The first sermon was by Mr. Burroughs, and he talked about the use of time. Then he sent us out to have a father and son time. After this, Daddy got up to give his message about fathers working with their sons. It was a good message and lots of other people liked it too. Then Mr. Dohm spoke about purity. Then there was another father and son time. We went through a list of questions where fathers told their sons about their lives.
After this, at 2:30 there were games. We were on the blue team. The first game was tug-of-war. We first went against the green team. We planned out how we would work together well. We went 1, 2, 3, PULL! On pull, we would pull our hardest. The first match we beat the green team. Then we decided to go ready, PULL, ready, PULL! so that we would pull better. It worked! So we beat the green team again. Then we moved on to the red team. The first time they beat us, because there was slack in the rope. But then the second time we beat them. So for the third match, we pulled and pulled, and then we won! That meant that we won the entire tug-of-war! Here are some pictures:
On your mark (Daddy talked with our team about what to do (he has the hat on))
Get set (the red team)
After the tug-of-war, we did the balloon toss. Half the group shot balloons with 3-man-slingshots to try to get them in the tarps held by the other part of the team. It was hard. We only got seven in. The red team got seven, and the green got four. We did not do very well, because we got 50 balloons!
Then we did the canoe race. We did pretty well on this also. Other people flipped there canoes, and we did not flip at all, except for one canoe. Daddy was in this canoe. He was docking the canoe at the end. He was in with two boys whose fathers did not go, and so he offered to go with them. He was a little off, so he turned the canoe really sharp, and one of the boys leaned the wrong way, and it flipped! It was funny, because Daddy had been saying how good he was at managing a canoe! We had a lot of fun. We also shot bows and arrows. We did not do very well in that. Over all, the blue team was the best at the games! Here is Daddy and Stephen doing archery:
After this, there was some free time. We went swimming in the pond. Then we ate dinner, which was hamburgers and beans. Mommy and Rachel served beans over the fire. It was good. The final message after dinner was by Mr. Brown on how Joshua showed how fathers should be leaders.
We had a good time at the father son retreat, and look forward to going again next year!
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