Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Father-Son Challenge

When Tim heard that Doe River Gorge's Father-Son Challenge featured guest speaker Steve Saint, he decided that he and Seth had to attend. Just this winter, Tim watched "The End of the Spear" and the documentary "Beyond the Gates of Splendor," about Jim Elliot, Nate Saint (Steve's father), and the other American missionaries killed in 1956 by the Waodani people in Ecuador. So, earlier this month he and Seth, along with friend Andre and son Eric, went to the Gorge for this phenomenal weekend retreat.

All of the guys were blown away by Steve Saint - he was incredibly engaging, an amazing storyteller, and a inspiring missionary/visionary. He not only spoke each evening, but he interacted with the fathers and sons all weekend long.

Tim and Seth also enjoyed crafting their own spears, giving paintball a try, and pairing up for a late-night game of DragonSlayers. They came back spilling stories from their weekend, so excited about what they'd heard and done.

If you ever have the chance to go to an event at Doe River Gorge, we urge you to attend. They do an excellent job! And if you ever have the opportunity to hear Steve Saint speak, we encourage you to go. (If you're not familiar with Steve Saint, then check out his books Walking His Trail and End of the Spear).

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