France: Autumn One-Day Youth Retreat
By Domila and Rafael Guignard
On October 24th 2020, 24 young adults and 12 children gathered at the Chamarande Training Center for a One-Day Youth Retreat. The morning was filled with guidance and creative activities for the children. The young adults heard testimonies and took time to share about the topics of gratitude, forgiveness, compassion and responsibility. For lunch some children enjoyed grilling their sausages around a campfire. In the afternoon participants from all ages went for nice walk in the forest.
Helped by their elders the children had a treasure hunt trying to find natural items like leaves, flowers or snails. The day ended with a service project to improve the Chamarande Training Center and some football between kids and adults. It was a nice retreat to gather young people of all ages.