Good morning, my name is Alleejah. I am going to be talking about the youth group’s trip to Triennium.
This was my first time attending Triennium in Purdue, Indiana. I’m very grateful for this opportunity to go and make new friends as well as learn that time goes by faster when you’re having fun.
The first thought that comes to people’s minds when they hear we went to Indiana was how humid it is over there. The weather over all was alright, 90 degrees with 60% humidity, you know, not that bad. Okay but in all seriousness, it felt like walking in a sauna whenever you stepped outside.
Making friends was my favorite part of the trip. I enjoyed getting to know people and hear their stories. I made about five new close friends, and we still talk to each other, regardless of the distance put between us. We made fun memories, whether it be dumping rainwater on me unintentionally with umbrellas, or staying up late with my roommate and telling stories.
I also enjoyed Chapel because they had different speakers every day who spoke of their experiences with God and their beliefs. Chapel was held in the traditional Presbyterian way, but with a little twist. They taught us what they call “energizers”, where they would teach us a dance, but won’t let us know the song until we knew all the moves they taught us. They then held the service afterwards. Chapel was a different experience, and I enjoyed it very much.
On this trip, I learned that even though the day felt like it lasted an eternity (mostly because of the heat), the week went by a lot faster than expected. I spent most of my time with my new friends and took as many photos as I could so that i won’t forget the small details that make up the overall memory I have of Triennium.
I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to go to Triennium and make new friends who share the same belief. It made it easier to connect with people because we all shared the same mission and had open minds for what was to come. Through them, I was able to strengthen my relationship with God, and for that I am very thankful. Thank you.