Eight young people from Masterton, Porirua and Wellington joined Challenge staff and volunteers at the beautiful Monastery in Kopua, just outside the Hawkes Bay, for a three day retreat.
We had a fantastic few days talking and reflecting on the Year of Mercy. Topics discussed included: “Who Am I”, “Who is God”, “Servant Leadership”.
It was great for the young people and Challenge 2000 to leave reality behind and reconnect back to both themselves and to God. New and old friendships were formed and strengthened and a new connection has developed between the Companions and the Monks in the Monastery. We thank the Monks at Kopua for allowing us to stay at the beautiful, restful and tranquil Monastery.