2019 Western Student Retreat

Posted Oct 29, 2019

Karl Boschung, UBC Class of 2020

The CMDA Canada Western Student retreat was a breath of fresh air, and a time of spiritual refreshment. Our always gracious hosts at Camp Chestermere provided good food for our bodies, while Bruce and Carolyn Hindmarsh provided rich nourishment for our souls with their teaching on prayer. We came away not only reminded of the importance of prayer in sustaining a vibrant Christian life, but also equipped with several practical means by which to pursue this. Speaking personally, the practices of praying of the Psalms, and praying short, frequent prayers throughout the day have both been effective means God has been using to sanctify my days and form me into a Christian medical student, rather than a medical student who also happens to be a Christian. In short, God is good, and His goodness was clearly on display at the WSR in gently forming us and calling us to follow Him, so that we may have life, and have it abundantly (John 10:10)!