Face paint, battle cries, and quality time with God.

EC Guys’ Retreat was so refreshing, we got to know each other on a deeper level by sharing our stories, carrying each other (literally,) seeking God, and a little friendly competition!

The entire atmosphere of Guys’ Retreat was amazing; we all rolled into Camp Geneva in high spirits, looking forward to a God filled weekend, and we all jumped right in. We played some old school playground games for hours, and feasted several times after playing many rounds of soccer and basketball. At the end of the first night, we all sat on the beach, surrounding a campfire, sharing our hearts, and admiring God’s beautiful creations around us. The sun was just setting, and we took a break to watch it go down. The sky was filled with bright, loving rays of golden light, and at that moment, I looked at the people surrounding me, all of the guys in EC, and I realized that these were my brothers, nothing less than that.

At the start of the weekend, not all of us were really connected to one another entirely, we all had smaller groups of close-knit friends, yes, but we weren’t an entirely strong brotherhood. There were guys in EC that I was only on a first name basis with, but by sharing our hearts, struggles, and dreams with each other, carrying each other to victory, and seeking God about sharpening each other, I came to be on a basis much more than just first name, I was on a family basis. I am so glad that we had this retreat to help all of us kick off our brotherhood and grow closer to each other!


Andrew Coryell

1st Year Student Blogger