On this trip we knew we would miss out on Permeate. Thus, I thought of an alternative way of joining Permeate by holding our own mini Permeate . At Denmark I was able to feel God’s provisions through our mini Permeate.
Permeate is basically a Christian youth retreat where we can join together and worship God for three days. At Permeate we would have games, sermons, workshops, and worship night. My siblings and I tried to do most of those activities. The first activity of everyday was games. We were each responsible for the games for the next three days. We earned points every game we won and the person who has the most points got a grand prize. Thus, my sister choose the game Norway, my brother choose Ninja and BFF challenge, and I choose Honey If You Love Me then Smile For Me, Lip Reading, and Two Truths One Lie. I felt that God really contributed to our Permeate by giving us enough space for our Permeate. For example, we were able to have our own room without our parents there and really have some private space. Playing these games was filled with fun and laughter that would always be remembered.
Next part of our mini Permeate was worship. This is usually my favorite part of Permeate because I always felt closer with God when I worship. For this worship time we each prepared 2-3 worship songs and we can use any way to present it. God also granted us different ways to present the songs. We had a piano in the apartment we were staying at, we had a ukulele, and we had good internet for YouTube. It was an amazing time and we sang our hearts out. I feel the most extraordinary part about this worship time was that we were doing it at the same time as the Permeate back home. After worship we had our little sharing sessions.
For our sessions we shared about the recent challenges we had been having. The most incredible thing about these sessions was that I have been asking God for someone to talk to about my recent struggles and God provided my siblings to listen to me. After listening to me, my siblings would try to give different advice and suggestions for my problems. This part of Permeate was super personal. I got to share about some things I had been having conflict with, and I felt that as siblings we really got to know each other better. Then we ended our sessions with a prayer for each other.
In conclusion, even though our time in Denmark was jam packed, God made it possible in every way to hold our mini Permeate. This just proved that no matter what God will always provide.