2007 Connect Retreat — Waiting to Change the World

Amanda and I just returned from Lake Guntersville State Park in Guntersville, Alabama from our 2007 Connect (7th-12th grades) Retreat. Retreats are one of the most–if not the most–inspiring times spent with young people.

We focused on not “Waiting to Change the World” as a take-off of John Mayer’s “Waiting on the World to Change.” Our lessons focused on the actions of the Samaritan woman in John 4 who changed her world after her encounter with Jesus.

After a wonderful weekend of reflection, one of “those moments” happened on the way home. I was scanning the radio for stations with a signal and “Waiting on the World to Change” started playing. I turned up the volume since it was part of our focus for the weekend. When it got to the chorus, the kids on the bus starting singing “waiting to change the world” instead of the original lyrics. Pretty cool moment. There are good young people out there–and most of them aren’t waiting around to change the world for good.

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