4 09, 2019

CLEAR: seeing the unfiltered truth in you

By |2019-09-17T23:22:24-04:00September 4th, 2019|Alvin Lau|0 Comments

There’s a scene in the movie “National Treasure” where three characters who are all looking for treasure view a map. With it are spectacles with different coloured filters. Each filter reveals a different clue on the map (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LqVxaRiekac).  Like those spectacles, we reveal different parts of ourselves in different filters...in different lights. How do you define yourself? Is it based on your role like “student” or “only child”? Is it

8 02, 2016

Blizzard 2016 – review

By |2016-10-31T13:57:14-04:00February 8th, 2016|Alvin Lau, event recap|2 Comments

What happens when almost 840 people converge onto Muskoka Woods? You have the BIGGEST BLIZZARD EVER! While there was a mixture of excitement and anxieties heading into this, God had his plans already in mind. With Mike Gordon as our speaker and Life Support leading worship, we explored that foundational question we all wrestle with: Who am I? More importantly, who does God say I am? Mike used the story

18 01, 2016

Avalanche 2016: review

By |2016-10-31T13:57:14-04:00January 18th, 2016|Alvin Lau, event recap|0 Comments

Avalanche turned 16 years old this year. Yet there has never been an Avalanche like this one before. With 547 guests and our retreat staff, we looked to discover who we are, asking God to reveal our identity. Avalanche began like many others before it, with a session of worship and some initial thoughts from our speakers Laura Bronson and Tim Teakle. But then, at 3am, all the power went

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