Father/Son Lake Escapade

Spiritual Growth and Family Bonding
October 27, 2021

WEWOKA, OKLA. – The Oklahoma Conference children’s ministries department hosted its first ever Father/Son Lake Escapade at Wewoka Woods Adventist Center on Aug. 22. The day started off at 8 a.m. with the option to go mountain biking, disk golfing or catch and release fishing. By 10 a.m. most everyone had arrived and we gathered together at the lakeside amphitheater for worship. Rex Shepherd led out with his focus on the parable of the prodigal son and the importance of  the father-son relationship.

Four of our wonderful summer camp staff returned for the day to be lifeguards. The pool was open for those who wanted to swim and also the lakefront was open for canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, swimming and playing on the water trampoline. We had a picnic-style lunch and afterwards, the boat took the  group tubing.

Another fun activity was the inflatable obstacle course. It was enjoyable to watch the fathers and sons in action as they raced each other. We had other games set up to be played, but the biggest hit was being able to play in the water on a hot August day.

It is the mission of the children’s ministries department to provide opportunities for families to connect not only on a spiritual level but in a fun and safe environment. Thank you to all the fathers who brought their sons to this special event. Thank you to Daniel Ortega, youth director,  and to the children’s ministries team who worked together to make it happen!

By Norma Shepherd, Children's Ministries Coordinator