PSAA "Connect" 2004 Spiritual Retreat

December 01, 2004

Students enjoyed an exciting time at Puget Sound Adventist Academy’s (PSAA) annual Connect retreat held at the Walla Walla College Marine Station at Rosario Beach. They had a great time hiking, biking, and bonding as a school.

“It was a good time of chilling and bonding with my friends,” said Parnell Ballard of the retreat.

Connect is designed to provide an opportunity to connect with God, build friendships and trust among the students, and offer service to the community.

Marlene Ferreras, Loma Linda, Calif., Campus Hill Church youth pastor, was the speaker for the retreat. Relating well to the students with her energy and youthful spirit, she spoke three times over the course of the retreat, covering the story of the Good Samaritan.

The retreat ended with students teaming up to help out around the Puget Sound area. Colleen Brundula, math teacher, brought a group of students to the Union Gospel Mission to help serve lunch, while Howard Munson, history and Bible teacher, worked with students picking up litter along the highway. Another group visited an assisted living facility to give the residents some one-on-one quality time.

Everyone left the retreat feeling "well-connected!"