Retreat SDH Holland Village – Walking in Wisdom
To him be the glory and praise. We give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his mercy endureth forever.
As a Christian school who is committed to providing Christ-centered education with holistic approach, this year, Sekolah Dian Harapan Holland Village held a retreat for new students from 7th grade through 11th grade on January 24 – 26, 2018. Just like the previous retreat, we chose Rumah Retreat Alamanda, Bukit Doa, Tomohon as the venue.
The theme chosen by the committee was “Walking in Wisdom” in line with the school’s theme "Precious than Gold". This theme was chosen with a hope that the students can understand the importance of wisdom as they embark their journey at SDH Holland Village Manado.
The things that made this retreat very special were the materials delivered by the speakers can be easily applied in the students’ lives. Some of the topics were “Lady wise & real man” that covered how the students should behave in line with God’s wisdom. Other than that was, how the students can manage their daily schedule wisely, how they see their sexual development and lastly how they see dating in light of God’s Word.
Each session was led by teachers and several speakers who are experts in their fields. The students really enjoyed every session prepared. It was not because of the ways the speakers delivered the materials, but the participants understood that all the materials are important for their lives.
One of the most touching sessions was when the teachers prayed the students one by one. In that moment, the students reflected their lives and shared what they felt to the teachers.
This retreat has been life a changing experience for the students as they return to the community and walk in the wisdom of God.