During the weekend of October 15-17, 2010 our St. George Teen SOYO participated in the 4th Annual DOWAMA SOYO Basketball Tournament & Retreat graciously hosted by St. Elijah Antiochian Orthodox Church in Oklahoma City, OK. It was a wonderful weekend filled with tough competition, fun with friends, and most importantly, spiritual renewal. The teen participants enjoyed their discussion sessions led by Very Rev. Fr. Antony Bahou, pastor of Sts Constantine & Helen Antiochian Orthodox Church in Dallas, TX & Spiritual Advisor of DOWAMA SOYO. The discussions focused on "making time for God in our lives;" although it seems like a pretty straight forward idea, we learned a great deal about time management, the ability to re-focus our priorities, and giving thanks for all things to our Lord.
The weekend also featured a great deal of basketball featuring teams from DOWAMA parishes including St. George Houston, St. Elijah OKC, Sts Constantine & Helen Dallas, St. Elias Austin, St. Peter Fort Worth, St. George El Paso, St. George Wichita, St. Anthony Tulsa, and ... a very formidable "Youth Director squad."
|St. George Houston SOYO|
|St. George Houston vs St. George Wichita|
|Teens just hanging out|
|The Bahou clan|
|St. George SOYO chaperones|
|St. George El Paso Youth Director, PJ Ferris & |
St. George Houston Youth Director Paul Fuller
aka the "PFF's"
- A Day in the Life of the Youth Director