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August 31, 2012
Friday, August 31 (Session 7, Day 12)
I don’t think I’ll ever forget my roommates, Dan, Eric, and Daniel. We did our best to clean our room every morning for the daily room inspection, and actually did a pretty good job. Every morning, Daniel left a note for the room inspector. Some of these notes could probably have been interpreted as love letters, but honestly, they weren’t meant to be. They did get us an extra point or two in the “other” category of inspection criteria. Only once, though, did we beat the score of our neighboring room by attaining a perfect 30. They were hard to outscore because they hung up a Justin Bieber poster and purchased a pet fish and kept it alive in a bowl on their dresser.
Despite all the fun activities aside from learning, like hiking, volleyball, and exploring Manitou Springs, the lecture sessions were my favorite part of being at Summit. Ryan Dobson intertwined practical wisdom with absolutely hilarious stories. Mike Haley gave his powerful testimony of being set free from a life of homosexuality, and Dr. Bauman challenged our reasoning behind our beliefs pertaining to human sin nature. At one point, it seemed as though he erased my memory, but really, he was just leading me to think more deeply than I ever have before. Many lectures opened my eyes to issues that I didn’t even know existed, but I came to understand that they are important. I have gained immeasurable amounts of insight and knowledge from various speakers and Summit staff. I was exposed to information that is vital for Christians to understand in these times of the world.
What I am most excited about now is continuing my pursuit for truth and knowledge in my everyday life. The overall Summit experience has revealed to me the importance of being able to effectively defend the truths of Christianity. The teachers have shared with me what it means to be a true ambassador for Christ. Summit has given me the desire to truly live out 1 Timothy 4:12, which says, “Let no one despise or think less of you because of your youth, but be an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.”