Over Memorial Day Weekend, Tommy, Darwin, and Kevin took some of the freshman brothers camping! The group left San Diego after service and drove east to the Oak Grove Campground, where they set up for the night. Sitting around the campfire, the guys bonded over lots of meat and shared about what they look forward to in the future. Before going to bed, the guys took advantage of being in the wilderness, and spent some time looking at the stars in the night sky.
The next morning began with devotionals and more eating. The bros then drove over to the statues in the Anza Borrego Desert and hiked Slot Canyon. Though the journey was dusty and difficult, it was no problem at all for the first-years! After working up an appetite, they treated themselves to pies from Julian Pie Company. While in the area, they visited some of the local shops and then headed over to Lake Cuyamaca to play spikeball and frisbee!
The trip concluded with dinner at Phil’s BBQ, where the guys tried to consume even more meat! Apparently this was too much for some of the freshmen, who requested salad!
This was a precious time of fellowship, an opportunity to grow closer together as brothers in Christ to prepare for the impending but exciting sophomore year. I’m sure the trip produced many memorable moments they will cherish for years to come!