MORE than 50 young adults took up an invitation to ‘Come and See’ what God is all about at an Emmanuel Youth Outreach weekend retreat from June 27-29.
The Life in the Spirit retreat, held at Peregian Beach on the Sunshine Coast, helped participants to get back to basics, asking questions about their faith and reflecting on God’s plans for their lives.
Emma Ryan, who helped co-ordinate the retreat, said the weekend was about experiencing a new outpouring of the Spirit and unleashing the life that God had promised.
‘It’s also a great opportunity to meet other young Christians,’ she said.
Speakers at the retreat shared their own divine experiences, inspiring participants to be drawn deeper into a relationship with Jesus and the Spirit.
Young adults came from as far away as Nambour, Toowoomba and Stanthorpe.
Ciara MacDonald, who attended the retreat, said that while this wasn’t her first Life in the Spirit retreat, she gained a renewed appreciation for the gifts of the Spirit in her life.
‘The Spirit reaches you and touches you in a new way,’ Ciara said.
‘It adds another dimension to your faith that people don’t often know about.
She said it was also good that during the teachings the speakers related their talks back to the Church’s teachings.
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