This past Saturday the Koinonia staff drove to Dallas and met up with 11 of our students from Dallas to usher in 2010 with many "twists and turns". We arrived at Six Flags as soon as it opened and chose to immediately face our fears by riding the scariest rollercoasters: Shockwave, Superman, and Titan. Some of the older people such as Pastor M (name not revealed to protect identity) were already feeling lightheaded and dizzy after just a couple of rides. After some of the brothers burned $5 trying to win stuffed animals from the basketball challenge, it was time for lunch. We gathered at the picnic spot right outside the park entrance for a scrumptious homemade lunch and shared with one another which rides were the favorites at that point. The food and rest re-invigorated us for another round of thrills and screams (at least for most of us), but the highlight of the day had to be the final basketball challenge where ChinChin surprised everybody by making the lone shot of the day for the coveted stuffed animal. Something neither Bryan, nor Pastor M (both self-proclaimed sharpshooters) could accomplish after numerous attempts.
We capped off our trip by driving to H-Mart where we enjoyed eating cheap, authentic Korean food to our hearts content. Overall, it was a wonderful trip full of many laughs and memory making moments. We're especially thankful to have met up with our Dallas students in the middle of the winter break to bond and fellowship with one another. Looking forward to the next one!