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August 24, 2008

Session 7 | Day 9

We've reached the end of the first day of the second week here in Manitou Springs. (How's that for a confusing sentence?) Everything seems to have flown by, but it's been an incredible life-changing experience so far. We started off with a bang in the form of Doc's Bible Hour. Bible hour is a wonderful way to begin. Not only…

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August 21, 2008

Session 7 | Day 6

Today at the Summit, our day started off with a nice breakfast of quiche, cereal, and bagels. Yum! After making sure our rooms were very clean, we started off the academic part of our day with the pledge of allegiance to the American and Christian flags and singing the first verse of Amazing Grace. Then Dr. Noebel gave his daily…

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August 20, 2008

Session 7 | Day 4

Learning who Jesus Christ truly is in His essence and more importantly His meaning and impact in everyone's lives is at the core of what Summit is all about. On Wednesday the twentieth, Dr. Michael Bauman accurately portrayed and demonstrated just that in his lectures about predestination, God's character, and the problem of suffering. Dr. Bauman exposed us all to…

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August 19, 2008

Session 7 | Day 3

It was an incredible day. Today my shower was HOT. It made my day! From this point on things continued to get better and better. Incredible staff works constantly to make this the best experience ever, and they are remarkably successful I might add. After a fantastic breakfast to start the day, we were ready for our first session, or…

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August 18, 2008

Session 7 | Day 2

What an amazing day! It almost feels as if we've been here the two weeks already because we have learned so much today and have done great activities, plus wonderful bonds of friendship have already begun. At our first class this morning, some of us were thinking this actually was not a Christian seminar, because Chuck Edwards took the side…

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August 10, 2008

Session 6 | Day 9

Greetings from the girls of room 409! United from across the nation, four very different girls from California, New Mexico, Florida and Virginia are excited to bring you today's blog. Despite the miles of difference between us, we've grown close through shared faith and passion. Sporting battle wounds from an intense round of paintball, muscle cramps after mountain hikes, and…

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August 09, 2008

Session 6 | Day 7

Wow, where to begin?! We are at the end of the first week here at Summit and so many awesome things have happened. In fact, writing this blog is somewhat of a challenge because there is far too much to convey within a few simple paragraphs on a screen. My favorite thing about Summit so far has been the people.…

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August 08, 2008

Session 6 | Day 6

One of the greatest things about being in Manitou Springs is the surroundings. It's this gorgeous landscape of mountains, red rocks and trees. I wish you all could see the morning fog as it wraps around the neighboring places. It is the essence of beauty. For free time yesterday afternoon a group of five of my new girlfriends and I…

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August 07, 2008

Session 6 | Day 5

Today began with two words: cold and wet. After the past few days of pretty warm weather, though, it was a nice change. We heard again from Dr. Bauman who, as always, challenged us to really think about our faith and why we believe what we believe. We were also taught by Mr. Stonestreet, who discussed the importance of Christianity,…

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August 06, 2008

Session 6 | Day 4

Hello everyone! I am from Mesa, AZ... and Brian and Cheri Stegall, if you're reading this, thanks for sending me here. What a blessing! Anyway, since all of you parents are dying to know about the lives of your children right now, I will begin: Today we started our day (as usual) with Dr. Noebel's infamous "Bible Hour." We discussed…

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August 05, 2008

Session 6 | Day 3

Wow, I never thought I'd be writing one of these. Hi, my name is Roberta and this is my second visit to our lofty Summit. I feel so blessed to be here and to have been able to return to stretch my mind for God and to know Him more. Well anyway, I will try to give a little insight…

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August 04, 2008

Session 6 | Day 2

After an extremely turbulent fifteen minute flight from Denver, I landed in Colorado Springs, which is very close to, though not quite home of, Summit Ministries, which is located in Manitou Springs. After hanging out and getting to know the other students, our group went to our first classroom session, which consisted of orientation and the rules of Summit. Then,…

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August 04, 2008

Session 6 | Day 1

My official staff title is Nightwatch. While it sounds both ominous and regal, it basically means that I stay up all night and enjoy the cool evening breeze as I keep watch over my new group of 184 friends. This afternoon I awoke to the joyous laughs of newly arrived students from all over the U.S., the bright and cheery…

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August 02, 2008

Session 5 | Day 13

Hello, and welcome to the final entry for the Summit Session 5 student blog. Tonight was the Session 5 graduation. The two weeks of sleep deprivation, intense learning, and exciting activities came to an end with a charge to go out and be light in the world. Right now most of the students are in their rooms quietly packing, but…

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