We got back today from a wonderful weekend at the Delta in Stockton, CA on the San Joaquin river.
It all started on Friday evening at LOPC around 4 pm when volunteer drivers drove kids to the houseboats. We partnered with Sonshine ministries to help us this weekend.
This was at the parking lot where we were given instructions and houseboat assignments:
We then got on our houseboats – 2 for the ladies and 2 for the gentlemen and then had pizza for dinner. Soon after, we went through the delta for little over an hour to reach the destination to dock the boats:
Keris Dahlkamp our youth director, shared the theme for the weekend “Just be”. After prayer, we broke into different small groups to catch up and then went to the roof of the boats to sleep in our sleeping bags.
We woke up Saturday morning at sunrise:
During and after breakfast, the boys had first shot at the banana boats (pictures at the end).
We also had fun jumping off the boats into the water (after depth check, of course). Pictures at the end…
Some of us played indoor games when we needed a change:
Allison Kunz shared on the same theme for the evening worship which was also led by our students Maia, Sam, PJ and Taylor:
We had an interesting night where it drizzled couple of times and had very strong winds which woke most of us up. However, thankfully, it was over as quickly as it started and most of us continued to sleep on the roof of the boats while a handful of us went indoors.
We woke up at sunrise today, had breakfast and morning worship which was led by the worship team and Allison Kunz. She encouraged us to have a quiet time with the Lord and meditate on a Psalm.
Banana boat, swimming and fun pictures: