Months ago, our college’s CF Leader brought up this idea to organize a CF retreat. At that time, it was just a rough idea but, the CF retreat we just had last week was awesome! We really enjoyed it to the fullest. And I really learned a lot of things and grew closer to the CF members.
On the 1st day of the CF retreat, 1st thing I did was to check out the place right after we arrived! The retreat was organized at the Golden Sands Baptist Assembly, Port Dickson. The place is very nice and simple. We quickly unpacked and went down to the beach. We were so excited that we couldn’t stop taking pictures. There’s an old fort, aged about 100+ years according to Auntie Liz. Btw, we got ourselves some ice-creams while hanging around the beach. Later, the guys came and we played Ultimate Frisbee. It was a tough game coz’ we had to run around and catch the frisbee without letting it touch the ground. Lol~
After playing, we went to clean up for dinner. Dinner was wonderful. Haven’t been eating good food since CNY. So, I was really happy to see the food served on the table. I even had 2nd round of rice! Maybe even 3rd round.. Right after dinner, I went to the lounge to see LiYan, Adeline, Agnes and Sarah practicing for praise and worship. It was great and we all had fun dancing. =) Bro Chris shared about the definitions of leadership. The sharing really opened my eyes and heart. Being a leader is not about being served but, to serve others. Awesome. Btw, we went mamak-ing after the session and even surprised Felicia as it was her birthday. Glad she loves her pink crystal ball.
On the 2nd day of CF retreat, the 2nd thing I did (after brushing teeth and cleaning up, duh!) was to stroll along the beach with Clian. The weather was really nice and the breeze was refreshing. Love the seawater too!
After breakfast, we had a session with Uncle Chan and Auntie Liz. Very interesting session and games. I really enjoyed it and I was starting to realize what was wrong with me 3 years ago. Long story short, Uncle and Auntie really shared with us 5 valuable elements of being a leader – passion, communication, trust, commitment and After the session, we played water balloons game. It was so funny to see them wanting to lose as losers get to be hit and splashed by water balloons. But not for me coz’ I didn’t want my pants to get wet! =) Later, we went down to the beach to play one more game before getting down to the sea. We hanged out for quite a long time before the banana boat came. Banana boat experience was indeed scary but, FUN!!! I had quite a bad time trying to get up coz’ the boat was so huge that I couldn’t get my legs up. Really thank God that the guys came with us and they really helped us a lot by pulling us up. =) Btw, we had a great yummylicious BBQ for dinner in the evening.
At night, we had another session with Bro Chris. Yet, another fruitful sharing on leadership. Bro Chris also shared about the 7 most highly habits of an effected Christian. After the session, we had a casual talk among each other about our CF. Went to sleep at almost 3am again.
Last day of CF retreat, the last thing I did before going back was playing guitar and chit-chatting with friends at the seaside. But before this, in the morning, we had a Sunday service by Bro Chris on our weaknesses as the key of effectiveness. After that, we went to pack our stuffs. We actually called the van to fetch us at 2pm but, since we wanted to spend more time playing at the beach again, we delayed our van till 5.30pm. We went for banana boat again! It was less scary but funnier. Clian got dragged and flew so far away from us that the guy had to pull her up to the motorboat. And she got to see our weird and funny acts when trying to get up the boat. So embarrassing.. =( After banana boat, some of us decided to stay and swim to the deeper area. It was so nice and the water was very cooling. Love it!
The van came at around 5.30pm. Reached McD at 7pm for dinner and then college at about 8pm++. Was exhausted but really enjoyed the whole retreat. I learned a lot of things and grew closer to the CF members. It’s really a great retreat and God is really awesome to us. Hope there’s gonna be another retreat with the juniors again this year!