“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. “ Proverbs 27:17

Men of Westheights Community Church, my name is Alex Wang, and I’ve chatted with a few of you about this personally, but here is a general call to all of you:

As men of Christ, we are called to many responsibilities and roles throughout our lives … Fathers and husbands, leaders in our workplace and church, examples in the community and amongst our peer groups. There are definitely times when I feel as though I am inadequate in some (if not all) of these roles at one point or another and yet we know we have the most amazing strength which we can draw upon – Christ Jesus!

And through Him, we are united as brothers, called to support and encourage each other through the challenges life throws at us … and simply put, know what’s going on in each other’s lives and walk with each other through it. I hope that this retreat will be a stepping stone to forming new relationships, building on old bonds and overall just help us grow closer to each other and to God! (and of course part of that will be sports and campfires and all that other “manly stuff too” *grunt*)

Registration forms will be in your mail file, or can be picked up on the sanctuary back table.

DATE: Sept. 23-25, 2011; registration deadline is Sept. 18. Arrive Sept 23 between 7-9 pm; depart Sept 25 before lunch

PLACE: Edgewood Camp, Eden Mills

COST: $110

WHAT TO BRING: Bible and pen, indoor shoes, bedding (pillowcase and flat sheet or sleeping bag), towel, lawn chair, sports equipment (e.g. football, Frisbee, baseball glove)

CONTACT: Alex Wang by email

A final note to leave you with – lyrics that have challenged me, making me aware that I cannot do this walk of life on my own and need the help of all my brothers that Christ has blessed us with:

“So Father, give me the strength
To be everything I’m called to be
Oh Father, show me the way
To lead them

Won’t You lead me?

To lead them with strong hands
To stand up when they can’t
Don’t want to leave them hungry for love
Chasing things that I could give up
I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
And give them the best of my life
So we can call this our home
Lead me ’cause I can’t do this alone

Father, lead me ’cause I can’t do this alone”

The song “Lead Me” – by Sanctus Real

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1Rd1AsyRl4