CHIC. Whenever people mention it, I am overwhelmed with so many feelings and memories. I went as a student to CHIC in 1997. I got on the plane, headed out to Colorado, and when I came back I wasn’t the same. I know each student interacts with the experience differently and takes something unique from it. I point to CHIC as one of the touchstones in my walk with Jesus – so it was very exciting for me to be on staff, ‘on the other side,’ and take a group of kids into this experience. It was really neat for me to watch everything: new friendships form within the youth group, students ROCKING OUT during worship, listening to how speakers were challenging them. I loved watching it all happen. But, equally exciting for me, was to be invited into it all. Being allowed to be a part of the new friendships, freely worshipping with the students, being challenged myself by the speakers’ words…this was really special for me. I didn’t feel like an outside observer – I felt like a participant. How I LOVED hanging out with our group! Hanging out in the pool every day yelling “belly flooooooop!,” laughing at myself when I got so tired at the end of every day and just enjoying our time together. CHIC continues to shape my life in significant ways. Thanks to everyone at Trinity for all of your willing support – we were blessed by the experience!
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