Men’s Retreat 2009 (video)

by Jim on 13 October 2009

This past Friday to Saturday our church hosted a men’s retreat in the Paso de Cortés, the mountain pass between two of Mexico’s famous volcanoes, Popocatépetl and Ixtaccíhuatl.  16 men were there, not as many as we had hoped for, but I think everyone enjoyed it.

The night was cold and rainy, and the day was windy and cold, but we just kept moving and all was well.  Rod Fry (see Rod’s take on the retreat here) put a lot of work into the weekend, and led some discussions on integrity which were really great.

Here’s a video to give you a bit of an idea what we did.  For your viewing pleasure I’m posting the director’s cut, which includes the extended waterfall scene.  😉  I didn’t film what we had to eat on Saturday afternoon because I imagine we would soon have 20 or 30 people coming to Mexico to "help out" for all the wrong reasons.  Boy, that was delicious.  😉

But here’s some better motivation for you.  Besides Rod and I, I don’t think there was anyone there who had been in the Lord for more than 8 years – the vast majority 4 or less.  So if you think it’s all been done in Mexico, or that God’s not doing anything, think of these first-generation believers worshipping God in the mountains…

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Grandma C. October 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm

Loved the video Jim. The waterfall may not be Niagara Falls, but it looks pretty impressive to me, especially with all the green around it!

Jim October 14, 2009 at 8:27 am

Yes, it was pretty. Nice location! 🙂

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