June 01, 2005
Share your thoughts and experiences from FSQ #10There were 11 pairs of men who attended the tenth Father/Son Quest Weekend over Memorial Day (May 28-30, 2005) -- ten fathers each with one son and one grandfather with his grandson. The age of sons ranged from 20 to 13, with several guys in the 15-18 range. The weather was cool and sunny as the northern woods were in the process of transforming from spring into full summer foilage.
While most of the men completed a feedback form at the close of the weekend, we would love to read and post your comments, insights, and advice to the fathers and sons who are considering a Father/Son Quest Weekend in the future. Just click on the "Comment" link below and share your own story from FSQ#10. Thanks! Ben
Posted by bplatter at June 1, 2005 09:27 AM
My son and I had a wonderful weekend at Father/Son Quest. Our relationship deepened and we had lots of opportunities to talk heart-to-heart. It was such a joy during the drive home (great that it was a long drive) to hear him share his thankfulness for our relationship and the things he is thankful to God for that he sees in me.
This weekend was especially timely for me since he will be heading off to college this fall. It was a wonderful way for us to point out evidences of God's grace which we see in one another. The wilderness surroundings, the organized activities, and especially the free time, were all part of God's grace to us to have a wonderful weekend together. We finished our weekend by spending Memorial Day with my father fishing so we had all three generations together and that was icing on the cake of a great weekend!
Posted by: Brian Pratt at June 8, 2005 10:18 AM
James and I had a great time together at the Father/Son Quest. I especially liked the fact that the purpose and focus was maintained, but with flexibility of the schedule. Tossing the rock while calling names was a good ice breaker and a way to get to know the others.
The setting was ideal, the scenery was exceptional, and we liked the solitude that the individual cabins allowed us to have. We also really enjoyed the fishing. We had some good conversations during that time. The prayer walk was particularly meaningful for us. Overall, it was a very memorable Memorial Day weekend. I hope to be able to do it again with my other son. Thank you!
Posted by: Tim Hartzell at June 11, 2005 12:00 PM