Recently YYAM leaders enjoyed a weekend retreat together, playing boardgames and cards, enjoying sand and sunshine at the beach, retail therapy at a local Nursery Cafe (Poppies) and just lounging around reading books and catching up on the year of leadership. Those present also attended a Chapel service on Sunday at St John’s Lutheran Primary School in Newtown.
This year has been the first time in three years that the usual YYAM events such as Christian Life Week Camps could take place face to face so the leadership team have been missing the support and encouragement that comes from being together in the same space.
Council for Youth and Young Adult Ministry (CYYAM) members Jon Westphal and Kerry Linke and the new YYAM Facilitator Gaylea Fritsch joined the YYAM leaders for a a catch up in the afternoon and a meal on Saturday evening.
Not all the YYAM leaders were able to attend as about half are employed, and others are studying at tertiary level. These dedicated young people voluntarily take annual leave or sacrifice study time to encourage youth and young adults – we give thanks for their service and witness.