On Friday, September 18, the middle school student body enjoyed a trip to The Wilds in North Carolina. From four buses came 162 students and teachers eagerly anticipating a fun-filled day. After a few announcements and a short devotional, the activities began. Students played human foosball, gaZeeball, minigolf, soccer, basketball, and sand volleyball. They rode the land trolley and climbed the rock wall, but the highlight was the giant swing–where students screamed their way through their ride or laughed as their friends did the same. After lunch it was time for hikes to the falls and playing in the water. Upon returning, some students went tubing in the stream and sprayed each other with water cannons. Others headed for the lake where they rode tubes down a water slide, paddled canoes, zipped over and into the water on the lake trolley, and jumped from a tower. For many, though, the best activity at the lake was the Blob. A student jumped onto the giant, air-filled sack to launch a friend off the other end into the water, then crawled to the end to be launched himself. Of course, many enjoyed just sitting on the dock enjoying the show. God gave us a beautiful day, and we certainly rejoiced and were glad in it.