May 8, 2020
When I was in high school, my friend invited me to a summer church youth retreat. I’ve been to youth group with him a few times. Everyone seemed friendly and the youth minister seemed like a nice guy. So I decided sure, I can spend a week with you people at a water park retreat. On the first morning of the retreat, I came face to face with one of my biggest fears. The youth minister, whom I had hoped would be my friend, ruined everything. At 7 a.m. Richard knocked on our hotel door, came inside, and woke us up by singing “rise and shine, give God the glory, glory” and jumping on our beds! Richard was a morning person!