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The "Trust Fall" Tags: trust faith team building black rock retreat center ropes course




Do you know what a “Trust Fall” is?

A “trust fall” is when you stand in front of someone and fall back.  You must trust that the person standing behind you will catch you before hitting the ground!

I never attempted this feat until Saturday when our Youth Group and I attended a Low/High Ropes Course in Quarryville, PA.  A scary thing to do, Yes!

All the kids seemed to do it very easily and without hesitation.  Hey, no problem, I can do that!  Well….not so easy for me.  How am I supposed to fall backward and trust that I will not fall to the ground? 

So, it was my turn.  All the kids were watching.  I spent some time standing in front of Kirt- thinking very long; he’s not going to catch me and I am falling hard!  Trust!  I needed to trust Kirt.  Here I go, just do it Cheryl, he has my back, he’s not going to let me fall…right?

This event was one of the many team-building activities of the morning schedule.  We learned to build our communication skills, to listen to one another and to collaborate effectively.   We gained a mutual respect for one another.  We learned to trust one another, something we quickly appreciated when we attempted the ropes course later in the day. 

Trust is powerful, sometimes giving up control and allowing someone or something to guide you.  We strengthened our trust in God on Saturday, also.  We learned He is who He says He is, and He will guide us.  He is our peace, our peace when we doubt, our peace when we don’t understand and we can Trust Him.

He knows what He is doing!

I leaned back, let myself fall, I trusted, and Kirt caught me…. 

                                                                        ~Cheryl Cini


Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

~Proverbs 3:5-6


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