CARNATION, Wash.—Picturesque mountain scenery, complete with beautiful sunshine on the snowy slopes, greeted more than 115 junior high students and leaders at Camp Gilead. The junior highers came from 13 different Northwest churches for a weekend of worship, teaching, and tubing on Snoqualmie Pass. 

Speaker Robin Porter, student ministries director at Eastgate Bible Fellowship, Bellevue, Wash., challenged the students to realize that God created them for a relationship with Him and that He has a plan for their future. Rob Baddeley from Christ Fellowship in Everson led worship with his high school worship team. Students and youth leaders alike had an awesome weekend together away from their usual routines.