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August 23, 2011

Sunday, August 21 (Session 7, Day 7)

Sunday, August 21 (Session 7, Day 7)

Wow!!! I cannot believe that I have already been at Summit for seven days. There have been some really great speakers during this past week. I came to find that this time has been both the longest and yet fastest week of my life. The in-depth discussions that not only go on during class but also at meals times are amazing. I would have to say that, although I deeply appreciate the deep-thinking lectures here at Summit, I feel that the personal stories such as that of Ryan Dobson and Mike Haley are sometimes the most influential and moving.

Today was one of the more laid back days here at Summit. Although many of the students had the pleasure of sleeping in till ten o’clock, I had to wake up at five in the morning to gather all my necessities for the white water rafting adventure that awaited me and a large group of my fellow students. I must say that it was worth the early wakeup and the two hour bus drive to Noah’s Ark. Not only was this a very neat and beautiful experience, it was also a somewhat dangerous expedition. Although, I somewhat hoped deep down that my boat would flip over or that I would fall into the cool waters of the Arkansas River, I was assured that it was very unlikely. So I decided to give up that fantasy and just enjoy the company of my fellow rafters and our great guide. During our two hour expedition down the river, we finally came about to a very calm section of the water where myself and a few others volunteered to plunge into the chilly water for a swim. This was great because it quenched my thirst for something dangerous and exciting to happen.

Later in the day I went for a hike up Red Mountain with a couple other students. The lecture given by Dr. Jeff Meyers tonight was very informative on Christian anti-intellectualism and being will to take a stand for Jesus. It was very eye-opening with all the facts.

So I would have to say that the first week has been very informative and fun. I hope that this little blog has been informative and helpful as to what goes on at Summit.


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