When I heard I was going to TEC, it quickly reminded me of when I went to summer camp at Camp de Wolfe.
Well, with the TEC experience I am glad to say it’s like nothing I've ever done before. Going to sleep at midnight and waking up at 5:30 in the morning and then having to walk to a church half asleep in what felt like single degree weather was not fun.
Then there were the talks, OH the talks. "Talks" are when the table youths relate their experiences and turned them into life lessons. The talks that the table youth gave made me ponder God’s everlasting presence with us. The talks highlighted real world problems. Could you imagine tearing your ACL while playing a sport? Well, Drew (a member of our table) experienced that and after much prayers can run and jump today.
Even though there was a lot a discussion and serious time, we still shared many laughs within that short three day span. The youths that were at TEC showed amazing friendship and as Chioma said, “It’s like I've known them for years.”
With the youth at TEC there were snowball fights, jokes, and table one (my table) was the best table of course. Oh yes, don't get me started on tables 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. They all couldn't sing, but my group, we had the voices of angels.
I am glad to say that I was a part of TEC 44 and I can't wait to see the kids again.
Thank you to my sponsor and thank you St. Joseph’s for all the "wheats." I'm still reading them to this day.