This past weekend our South Carolina Chapter held a river tubing program to beat the heat of summer.  They took the float down the Saluda River from downtown Columbia.  This was a day only program that started off Saturday meeting up at the church with everyone and then heading to the river.  We grabbed a quick bite at Bonjangles before hitting the river.  We got to the river and settled in for the float.  It was a nice hot summer day and was a lot of fun.  The river was nice and relaxing, and we hit some small rapids as we went down.  There were smiles all around and it also provided the backdrop to build relationships and strengthen bonds.  After the float we took out and headed for lunch.  We concluded with a Old Chicago Pizza Lunch and then back to Awaken Church for drop off.

This was a great program as we got to spend time and pray to strengthen our walk with each other and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Please continue to pray for these programs, mentors, and boys.  If you know of a middle or high school aged young man from a single parent home in the Columbia area, please get in touch with Matt Hellman at 803-360-8574 or

You can see all the pictures by clicking the link below.

 2016 South Carolina River Tubing