By Jenn Chou on Mar 7, 2012 | Filed under Uncategorized | 3 comments
After a rather intense week for some of us, we all had a night of fun and fellowship as the Kairos sisters headed over to Helen and Ben’s home in Alameda while the guys gathered in the backyard of Dana House. Let’s give you a sneak peek of what the guys did before we recap our night in Alameda.
We started the night off with a delicious home-cooked meal prepared by many loving hands and got to talk to several new friends over dinner. Then we took a personality test that split us into four animal groups: lion, beaver, golden retriever, or otter. It was interesting to see who was what animal and then hear what each animal meant regarding our strengths and weaknesses.
Afterwards we got into small discussion groups and read the text for the night. Susanna led us through the text, weaving in her personal testimony. It was an enjoyable time as many of us were challenged to find the balance between honoring our families and following Jesus.
Susanna prayed a sweet prayer of blessing for all of us, and with that we brought out the big guns, whipping out the ever-faithful chocolate fountain. We dipped anything and everything in it ranging from pound cake to fruits to potato chips (original and bar-b-q)! I definitely saw some sisters with a huge sweet tooth drench their food in chocolate. Don’t think they’ve ever been so happy.
We were also able to make cake pops, eventually realizing that the trick is to decorate the pop quickly since the chocolate dries so fast. We had some really creative pops as well as classy looking pops, but my favorite will still the be milk chocolate dipped pops with only white circular sprinkles on them. I would love to have those as the centerpiece for a nice dinner party in the future!
Overall, sisters night was a time of growing in our relationships with one another, hearing from God, and having fun.
Now, a special report from Field Agent E on what the guys were up to at Dana House….
The grills and grillers were hard at work already when the night started, with various people bringing in some awesomely made HAND-PACKED patties made by some of our very own bros.
As if all that weren’t enough, we had a sides of roasted vegetables, onion rings, fries, and popcorn shrimp! It was a definitely a man’s meal, and it was a wonderful way to bond, eating this meal and talking to friends around some fire pits.
Then, we listened to James read the passage for the night and went into a short discussion about the qualities of a person who we would call a brother – someone who shares our purpose in life. We were reminded that Christianity brings forth deep relationships that are as deep, if not deeper, than family.
After the discussion we deep fried some Twinkies and shot some hoops. Some of us also went into the basement and we found out that we have quite a few wonderful drummers in our midst! After some more bonding time, we went into the living room and watched a few episodes of Band of Brothers, and we thoroughly enjoyed it!
Anyways, it was a great way to end week 7 of school, and as I’m sure we’re all going to have some stormy weeks to come before spring break hits, let us remember the fun times we’ll have in store as Kairos! Thanks for reading, and we’ll see you at the next Kairos event!
Agent ET, signing off!