Family Groups met in their host homes for the first time last night. Each group celebrated good food, great fellowship, and as much fun as can be had with writing utensils and dice flying through the air.
So far, no severe injuries have been reported.
We learned a lot of random things about each other. Alyssa Durham thinks she’s a princess. Alex Espinoza thinks he is blonde. Ryan Pondell is a history major, but he doesn’t want to use it when he graduates. Caramie Lowe…something about Great Danes.
One-word descriptions leave a lot open for interpretation.
We discussed a prayer by Eusebius (Ee-yoo-SEE-bee-us) and what community looks like in the context of our lives as Christians. We looked at 1 Peter 1:22-23, a challenge to love each other deeply and sincerely. In order to do that, we need to examine ourselves because deep, sincere love is a love that stretches. That means we can’t hold grudges. We must learn to forgive and to give selflessly of ourselves—truly selflessly. Community requires a love that stretches.
Lee students have Convocation next week, so we’ll start Bible Study back up at the bigbrown building on February 18 at 7:30. Great things are happening! You don’t want to miss out!
Oh, and I was right. They had dessert.
Special thanks to our host families: Jeff and Jennie Davis, Philip and Tammy Lowry, Coby and Emily Goins, Anthony and Jen Minutolo, Jeff and Desty Rogers, Jeff and Abbey Duncan. (Never realized how many Jeffs are out there) You guys are awesome!