EL RETO 2007 has begun once again. This is the third year for this event and it's sure to be the best one so far. Last year we started with almost 20 students and ended with 40 after the five weekends were done. Last night we started with 29 students and after choosing names for their teams, we sent them out on a race right away. The evening ended in another town just east of here called Santa Fe. There, they had to find a student from that town to join their team and that student played a major role in their final challenge of the evening. With the addition of the Santa Fe students, we already have 35 students to start only the second week! We expect many more next week.
The video above is the theme song for this year, "Siguelo," which means "Follow Him." Our theme verse is Philippians 3:14. The video starts out with the six team leaders and goes on with pictures of last year. Every time the participants hear this song, it's a sign that they need to form themselves together and listen to instructions.
Please pray for the new students that this event will reach out to and that God would touch their lives through the different challenges they will be facing...just like our Christian life! Last night in Santa Fe there were at least 50 students hanging out to watch in the center of town. As the week goes on, I'll give more reports of what happened this weekend. Right now it's Sunday morning and the band is getting set up for the service.
Hope you enjoy the short one minute video!