As I was growing up, I was always super excited for the day that I got to join Hi-C. The Hi-C members at that time always welcomed me and they always seemed to have a good time. So when I finally joined Hi-C, I was actually quite disappointed because there was no fire anymore. Hi-C was small, we were losing kids and our praise team was 3 people. In other words, Hi-C wasn’t the same as the old Hi-C, and in fact it was slowly dying. However, sometimes there was a little spark here or there and I would get super excited and always tell my mom. This one time after I told her, she told me this one line from a song. “It only takes a small spark to light a fire”. And those words really stuck with me. So my first couple of years of Hi-C were not what I expected at all. But slowly, with the help of Pastor Jane, we were rebuilding ourselves. Our praise team actually looked like a team, Hi-C was growing because people more were coming. However, we weren’t at the level of the past Hi-C yet and then things became crazy for me. I was elected as a Hi-C exec for the first time in grade 9. Now was my chance to make Hi-C fun again. I wanted to be the spark and I really tried my best. I tried bringing Hi-C from one extreme to the other, and I thought I brought the Hi-C to where we should be. Our retreats are fun and our gatherings are fun, but something kept on bugging me. There was something in the back of my head that kept on bothering me. Why were we still losing people? All this time, I’ve been focusing on trying to make Hi-C fun, I never thought of making Hi-C the place to learn about God and to love one another. So this year’s retreat, with the help and guidance of Pastor Simon, we tried to change some things. For the most part it was the same old but the last night was, for sure the highlight of the retreat. I realized something very sad but also really exciting on the last night of the retreat. It was how we made further steps into becoming a community after 4 days, than all the effort I’ve been putting in for 3 years. You could really feel the Holy Spirit with us and it was an exciting and memorable experience. Now with the help of Pastor Simon, I’m certain Hi-C can become even greater, more loving and more fun than the Hi-C I used to want to be in. I’ve been in the Hi-C for 5 years now and finally I now know what we got to do. So as I enter my last year of Hi-C, I really pray that our Hi-C can become even closer and that he may use me to do so this year.