One of the many things I loved about the trip was waking up each morning to an absolutely stunning sunrise. My morning routine would be to wake up, immediately head out to the beach with a book and camera in hand, and plop down in the middle of the sand. I would usually spend the first five minutes admiring the sunrise that God gave us that day and walk through the water for a minute, then read my book until others started waking up. Some mornings, a couple of friends would join me and read with me as well, and it was an absolutely magical experience.
I remember doing our Bible devos in the morning, and every single day I would do it sitting on the beach. The first morning, I had just finished my devotion and some Bible journaling, and I looked up, and there was a rainbow!! There had been one earlier that morning too, but this time I was the only one on the beach. I gathered my Bible and devo journal, then ran up to the tentalos where everyone else was and called out that there was a rainbow, but by the time I grabbed my camera and got back to the beach, it was gone. After that, I felt like God put it there as a sign that it would be a great, amazing week.
The whole trip was just beautiful, and I felt really connected to God and my friends, new and old! From ziplining to cliff jumping to breathtaking hikes, it was an amazing, gorgeous trip that I can safely say that I will never forget. I have so many core memories connected to Hawaii and Created For Adventure now. If you’re thinking about going on this trip, please, please do!! I HIGHLY recommend it, and you will not regret it one bit! It really strengthened my faith and was the highlight of my summer and really, this whole year.