Wednesday, June 27, 2012


Hey guys - It's Jess, I haven't written in awhile because I've been trying to get as much sleep as possible. Why, you ask? Well, last week I had the amazing opportunity to go to a MOVE conference put on by CIY. You can read a little bit about it here! The theme this year was Where Heaven & Earth Collide, or more specifically, the sermon on the mount. I have to admit, one of the simplest things I learned this week was that the sermon on the mount doesn't start and end with the beatitudes. The sermon on the mount consists of Matthew 5-7. Read it, you'll get a lot out of it!

The week consisted of sooooo much that it's hard to summarize it all right here. But, I'll try to mention the highlights of my week! On both Monday and Thursday we had the awesome opportunity to visit Lake Michigan. Let me just say, New Jersey's definition of a lake is a large pond. Michigan's definition is a small ocean. See for yourself...

On Monday we also got the opportunity to eat out at a Mongolian grill and finally check into our rooms after a 14 hour drive!! Monday night kicked off the conference with awesome worship by The Matt Bayless Band and hearing from Chad Ragsdale, one of our speakers. I can't go through the entire week night by night, but some of the topics we covered were the beatitudes, forgiveness, anger, lust, being the light of the world, etc. I would encourage you to google CIY Move 2012 and find out a little bit more about it. It's a really awesome experience and one that you won't forget!! One of the main points that I'm taking home is that just because I don't go to public school doesn't mean I don't have an outlet to be a light. I need to encourage my family and my sister, setting an example for her in how to live and act.

Well, tomorrow morning we're leaving for Creation Festival, so I've been resting up and today I had the opportunity to unpack and repack! :D By the time you read this, though, we'll already be there! MOVE friends, comment and tell me the best thing you got out of last week!

~ Jessica

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Im Jacob and I was on this trip. I found the best night was Thursday. The evening service was a 'white out' and basically we all wore white shirts. That night was so powerful I cant express it to you on paper nu I definately felt closer than ever to the others in the group.