Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Plano Young Life!
We hope you had the merriest of Christmases and the happiest of New Years! This December, we took a crew of juniors and seniors to Crooked Creek Ranch for our annual Young Life Ski Trip and IT. WAS. AWESOME. If we had to rate it on beautiful weather, amount of laughter, inches of powder, awesomeness of Club or time with friends it was definitely a 10/10. Some of us (me included) learned how to ski and experienced scary, yet courageous moments facing our first greens. Others dominated black diamonds and terrain parks, and a few simply enjoyed being in the snow and enjoying time with friends. All of us got to head back to what can only be compared to Narnia to have Young Life Club every night.
There is something special about getting away to a new, beautiful place and experiencing adventure with your friends. I don't think it was just going skiing or just being at a Young Life Camp that made Ski Trip what it was. It was the community and the gift of doing life together combined with learning more and more of who Jesus is every single day. When Jesus walked with his disciples, he referred to so many things around him to explain the Kingdom of Heaven, our need for a Savior and the Love of God. From birds to coins to sheep to a Prodigal Son, he used parables and analogies to teach us. On Ski Trip, instead of birds and coins, we had a snow capped mountain that gave us many analogies of what it looked like to follow Jesus. We had to learn to trust our instructors, be patient with beginners, not give up when we were only half-way down, be content with our limits, bring darkness to light, and have thankful hearts to be in one of the most beautiful places on earth. Following JesusLike I said, it was awesome!
Check out the video below to see Ski Trip from a West Plano girl's perspective :)
Young Life in Plano, TX exists to introduce kids to Jesus Christ and help them grow in their faith.
We currently have Young Life in West Plano at Shepton, Jasper and Plano West; East Plano at McMillen and Plano East. We also serve middle schools in East and West Plano through WyldLife. Check out theYoung Lifepage for more info!