Reported by Erica Restaino
Before coming to General Assembly, I was warned by many that the experience would be exhausting. My pastor even told my congregation to look at me before I left so that they could appreciate the bags under my eyes upon my return. I am hopeful that I have not actually developed bags under my eyes, but it has certainly been a draining week both emotionally and physically.
The cycle of fatigue began with the orientation for the Young Adult Advisory Delegates (YAADs), which stretched from early Friday morning until late at night. During this 15-hour orientation, the YAADs sang, worshipped, ate, and learned more about General Assembly. As long as that day was, I made several friends in that first day. Continue reading