Leading A Confirmation Retreat with Strep? Check.

Of course, I didn’t know it until after, only a couple of hours after. I went straight from the church to the urgent care clinic. The bus had barely pulled away. One of the dedicated volunteers stayed with the last student awaiting pickup as I hailed a Lyft to make the 3:20 appointment my wife made for me when I texted her my symptoms on the way home.

As I waited for the “provider” to return to the exam room with my prescription, I texted those dedicated leaders that I had exposed them to Strep all weekend. Then I used the Remind app–the one we send travel updates to parents with–to warn them that their kids had been exposed.

That is some post-retreat work I hope to never do again.

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