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September 10, 2011

Friday, September 9th (Session 8, Day 12)

Tonight is a night of great sorrow, but excitement. Sorrow because Summit 2011 is finally over, but excitement because we all get to go back to the real world and begin to live out what we have learned here in these last two weeks. My time at Summit has been outstanding, and it is hard to believe that it is actually over.

Many people talk about how the time goes so slow, but I never felt that way. It feels like I showed up at the steps of the Summit hotel two days ago. My time here has been absolutely amazing, from the challenging speakers, to the fun sport times, to the great open forums, to the deep and open small group meetings.  I have been encouraged and strengthened in my faith during my time here, and I will not see the world the same upon my departure. I plan to do missions work in the following years, and what I have learned will help me to answer anyone who questions what I believe. I am so grateful to God for the opportunity that He gave me here.

What I loved most about my time here was the friendships that I formed, from my roommates, to my small group, to others that I have met from all over the nation. I will never forget these people and pray that I may meet up with some of them again. But until then, it will be exciting to see what God will do in our nation and around the world through this group of students.

As many people know, this is Doctor David A. Noebel’s last year as President of Summit. It is only fitting then that I should end this blog with a big tribute to this amazing man who has touched the lives of tens of thousands of students around the nation. He is an amazing man, and I am so thankful to God that I had the privilege of learning under him.

And now, farewell to all. I pray that everyone who attended Summit and those who will attend in the futury may be encouraged in their faith and be strengthened to stand up for what the know. May God be with you all!   

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