This past Friday, we went over the true meaning of being lost in life. John gave us a Bible Study on the Prodigal Son and through the passage we learned that one can be lost when we reject God, either to chase after our own desires or even to live a normal life by ourselves. After Bible Study we tested our cooking skills and saw what kind of night market food we can make for $10 or under (our group spend $11…). Check out the pics below! Beware you might get hungry. See you at the next Bible Study!
This past Martin Luther King Jr weekend, we went to the annual College Winter Retreat. During the retreat, we learned to “aim beyond”. Pastor Will exhorted us to reconnect with God by giving up control of our life back to our heavenly Father. And even though we had sinned against God, yet God is giving up a period of grace so that we can all have a chance to reconcile our relationship with God. This retreat was a time where we got to learn more about who God is and who we are. This retreat was also a chance for us to bond with other college students through fun games and exciting activities. Check out the pics below. See you next year at the College Winter Retreat!!
Did they just caught a UFO?
Who knew there would be obstacle courses at the retreat!
Connecting with God through praise
The retreat messages were very relevant and personal
Pastor Will illustrating the need for structure in order to produce growth
Many made commitments at the retreat
The retreat messages were captivating
Just one of many times of fellowship over meals
Sports fellowship during breaks in between messages
Many different workshops were offered, like Science And Faith
Happy New Year everyone!! Wow, 2014 is over already and it’s already the 2nd week of 2015! Time really flies. IUSM celebrated the new year with a special Bible Study. John gave a message about how to gain wisdom – by spending time on non-urgent but equally important things, like investing in relationships and learning more about God (two things that we do a lot at IUSM =). Afterwards we had a traditional new year’s dinner – dumplings! But first we had make it! It was so much fun. Afterwards, we stuck around until midnight playing fun games! Come join us next time!
Here’s a plate of yummy fried potstickers
This plate is for you!
Dumplings taste better with friends
More than enough for everyone!
Which is the iron chef of dumplings?
Some are eating and some are making; just the right combination
Come join us next time!
Each is made with love
For those that think pot stickers are “yeet hay” and would rather have dumplings!
Two stations of dumpling making
Was this shot taken by a drone…?
A regular Friday night at IUSM
Birthdays should always be celebrated with friends
The usual suspects
A spicy and salty sauce would go great with this!
Thanks John and Kelly for hosting the New Year’s Bible Study
Life cycle of a dumpling
Each dumpling is specially made
We had a really great night during Halloween. The food was “ribby” delicious! Then Pastor Will gave us a message about how the original sin was a trick that was caused by the Devil himself! He then gave us tips on how to fight against Satan’s tricks so that we can stay away from temptation. Afterwards we had a long night of tricks (most agile/stoic/determined/etc) and treats (desserts). Did I mention there was even a mini carnival – photo booths, dodgeball, laser tag, pumpkin carving, basketball, and the list goes on. Hope to see you at our next event!