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May 31, 2007

Session 1 | Day 12—Intense

We've just wrapped up a wonderful testimony time. The awesome power of God never ceases to amaze me. What a blessing to see how much Summit has meant to people. I realize I probably should first go into excruciating detail of all today's events. So I will. In under 20 words. The food is real good. America's foundation is Christianity.…

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May 30, 2007

Session 1 | Day 11

Wow!!! What a day at Summit!!!! It is now 11:00 pm and the day has ended. The staff auction has just concluded. I am not positive on the amount of money was raised, but my home schooled, educated, estimate on how much was raised is about $3,000 all told. Which will all be for Peter Hammond's Mission in Sudan. Summit…

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May 29, 2007

Session 1 | Day 10

Day 10 of Summit started the same way most of the other days at Summit Colorado started: with an early wake-up. At 7:00 A.M., the bright and shining faces of the better–motivated Summit students could be seen chewing on waffles in the cafeteria for breakfast. But I sure didn't see those faces. My face was planted squarely on a pillow…

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May 28, 2007

Session 1 | Day 9

Today was the second Monday of the class and for me the hardest day of the week. Last night we watched a movie called "Obsession." It was about the ideas and culture of radical Islam and for me it was an eye opening experience. I woke up this morning about six to the sound of my room mates alarm clock…

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May 27, 2007

Session 1 | Day 8—A Welcome Day of Rest!

According to God, Sunday is the day of rest, and I can honestly say that I have never had a greater appreciation for this time of relaxation! The week has been intense. Summit has been incredibly educational, and tons of great fun, but having a day to oneself is a nice change of pace. On this given Sunday, I was…

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May 27, 2007

Session 1 | Day 7

When I woke up Saturday morning, I could tell it was going to be a good day. The sun was shining, the air was filled with the breakfast aroma of sausage, egg, and cheese biscuits. Although we were lacking in the sleep department, we eagerly sat down in softly cushioned classed room seats, to have our daily devotions. David (Stubbsie)…

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May 25, 2007

Session 1 | Day 6—Summit is awesome!

Today our main speaker was Kevin Bywater. Every time I hear one of our speakers, I think of today's issues in a different way. It opens your eyes to a different perspective on the issues. Kevin Bywater spoke about Mormons and Jehovah Witnesses. He said many things that jumped out at me. First, he started with a story: "Let's say…

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May 24, 2007

Session 1 | Day 5—Flooded at the Summit

It's day four of Summit, and I'm flooded. God is working, and He's working quickly and intensely on me, overflowing me with conviction, challenge, joy, wonder, confusion and bitterness on occasion, which results from some strict policies like room checks. I'm not used to impeccably folding my bed sheets over and sanitizing my dresser surface each day, but I suppose…

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May 23, 2007

Session 1 | Day 4—Take Two

Today is a day that has changed my life. Coming to Summit, I expected to learn, to grow. I never thought I'd be transformed—and it's only the third day. Today I was reminded of how amazing God is. This past year I was a freshman at Bluffton University. Because of a bus accident in March, five of our school's baseball…

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May 23, 2007

Session 1 | Day 4—Take One

I would like to take this time to boast of my learnings. I'm feeling smart today. Not that I'm saying that I'm dumb, but you know—I go to art school. I approach life with more of a "sensitive" soul a.k.a. my school has a pass/fail system so I pay no mind to my studies (I hope my mother doesn't read…

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May 23, 2007

Session 1 | Day 3

I learned a few things at Summit today. First, the weather in Colorado is pretty erratic. Second, Summit is amazing. Third, the weather in Colorado is pretty erratic… seriously. We had classes this morning with Dr. J.P. Moreland and Peter Hammond. One word… wow! Anything I thought I had an idea of, including reality, was shattered today and built back…

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May 22, 2007

Session 1 | Day 2

So apparently I am the first Summit student to partake in the blog writing experience. This is also my first time at Summit, so yeah, lots of firsts tonight. Well, so far so good, it seems, everyone is enjoying themselves. Like even right now I am sitting in the lobby listing to the chatter and laughter of everyone. Pretty cool…

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May 21, 2007

Session 1 | Day 1—A New Era

Welcome to Summit Ministries Colorado Conference blog! Today was the first day of Session 1, 2007. 98 students from four countries arrived over the weekend and received their first taste of what the next two weeks will hold. Dozens of lectures by some of the top Christian thinkers of our day will provide each student with a solid foundation for…

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