White Field’s 4th annual men’s retreat at Jumonville Retreat Center was a powerful blessing, “locking arms” with brothers from ages 13 to 65. Rick Wiater and the men of Good Shepherd Church were again with us this year. The worship, fellowship, torchlight march to the cross and teaching were all a blessing. Brother Charles Simpson was our main speaker, bringing over 50 years of teaching and pastoral ministry as he challenged us with “The Journey” from Genesis 12 and Exodus 17-18. Hiking down at the Yough River, getting to go deeper with the brothers, and our evening Communion Service were a highlight for many men. Men loved the challenging word from the life of Abraham and then applied to us to get out of our tent and to look up at the stars in the heavens. The roof in our “tent” represents the smallness of our present reality that He wants to expand to a God-size vision. The stars represented to Abraham his promise of the great nation of Israel that would be established through his offspring. It represented God’s prophetic future for him if he would believe and follow him in faith. As Christ followers we are on a prophetic journey too and our participation in God’s kingdom plan requires action. It requires that we journey with him as Abraham did leaving all that was comfortable for him in Ur of the Chaldees. Just as the Israelites ate the Passover meal in haste, dressed for a journey we must live by faith as sojourners in a foreign land to be pleasing to God. Special thanks to Rick and John who led us in worship as well as Matt Helbling!