This weekend VEF (Victory English Fellowship) sponsored a retreat and the retreat was about spiritual gifts and just a time to get to know one another. I think we had like 22 people attend....a nice size group. We went to and stayed at Xitou Youth Center. It's a really pretty area -- with a variety of rooms you can stay in. Unfortunately it was raining most of the time we were there and I sadly didn't bring enough clothes for the little boys. But we had fun.
It's was a little tricky getting to where we were staying....all the signs were in Chinese and we just didn't have enough Chinese ability to ask for directions. Thankfully we had people who looked out for us and came looking for us and then had us follow them so that we could get to the place we were staying.
Where we stayed was absolutely gorgeous, the buildings were pretty and really didn't interfere with the scenery. The buildings were all separate buildings so if you wanted to a different area you would have to go outside and with the rain it made it a little tricky.
Finally caught up to John and Little N by the sky walk area. Little N ran up to me and told me that he was going on the sky walk with me and that it wasn't scary. But he was coming with me because he knew I would be scared (I'm slightly afraid of heights and bridges -- bridges because of a certain husband who will remain nameless.) and wanted to protect me. Walked around the sky walk and it wasn't that bad until someone in the group shook a tree and it gave the illusion that I was moving. It was beautiful to see everything from way up high.
The sessions were great -- John did a great job talking about spiritual gifts and having activities that made everyone interact with one another. It was a good retreat.