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Students Explore Meaning of a “Called” Life

TripleC WInter Retreat

Eleven children from OBHC’s four campuses embarked on the annual Triple C Retreat, January 17-20 to Red River, NM. Triple C, short for Capable Caring Christians, is a program for students who have been identified as leaders on OBHC’s campuses. Throughout the year, these children work through curriculum learning independent living skills, financial responsibility, household basics and leadership skills.

This year’s retreat theme was “Called,” based off 1 Peter 2:9-10 which says, “But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.”   Each day, students focused on major points taken from this scripture:

Bible study during the Triple C Retreat
  • Day One – Called out of darkness and into the light
  • Day Two – Called into community
  • Day Three – Called into mission

Students engaged in conversation about what these lessons look like practically in their lives. They also conquered their fears on the ski slopes, overcoming obstacles and doubts they may face about themselves. Students shared the practical ways their studies will be practically applied to their lives:

“I enjoyed learning about Biblical community and God’s design for us through Jesus. Our discussions about the purpose of unity within the body of Christ and how we are supposed to be a reflection of the Trinity were very impactful. This is definitely going to affect how I treat other people, specifically by loving them as Christ loves us.”

– Cadin

“I learned what it is like to be called into community and to help people come out of the darkness and into the light.”

– Teagan

“Because of our Bible studies each night, I learned more about the big picture of the Bible and what Jesus has done for us. Through the storyline of scripture, we learned about God’s plan of salvation, gospel-centered community and our call to missions. Everything we do should be done for the glory of God, so that He may be praised! I will refer to those Bible studies in everyday situations to help me become a better Christian and live out God’s redemptive plan for my life.”

– Coltyr