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This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Men's Retreat hosted by Ocean Park Community Church. Pastor Marty asked me to help out with music by playing piano, so that was a privilege and enjoyable as well!

I've attended this retreat for about 13 years (??) or so, only missing twice in that time I believe. This year we had western author Stephen Bly as one of the main speakers. Before each session, Mr. Bly would read us a couple of his Cowboy Poems, which were quite funny and made sure everyone was awake. He spoke on seeking God first, what Jesus' servants would do, and repentance.

The other speaker was Vern Wilkinson, the NW District representative for Village Missions . He spoke about Biblical manhood. He also shared about Village Missions and his vision for expanding their ministry in Alaska.

sign.jpgThe weather was some of the best I ever remember at a Men's Retreat, with sunny blue sky on the beach! Several of us went clamming, and everyone caught their limit.

Jeff, Dad, and I did a harmonica/jaw harp trio as a special feature during talent time, which was fun. We played When the Roll, I'm Gonna Sing, and Swing Low. The food was great, although we didn't get much fresh fruit. Cookies were available all the time.

Friday night Pastor Marty showed the movie "Facing the Giants " which I had never seen before. It is a very well done movie with a strong Biblical message in it. All the actors in this movie were volunteers, unpaid, and from the same church!

All in all, it was a great weekend!

Great Food – Stephen Bly

Walking Back to the Cars After Getting 75 Clams!
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By Published On: March 20, 2007Categories: Church, Missions, Music, Outdoors, Photography0 Comments

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