Blogs - Summit Semester
September 26, 2011
Hey to all you blog readers!
Hey to all you blog readers!
This is the first blog of Summit Semester, 2011, and I would like to say that though it may sound cliche, Summit Semester is an AMAZING experience! I had the joy of arriving a day early and getting to know Snow Wolf Lodge and all the staff. Then the friendships began, the first three days we were here we had orientation, which is basically, safety, property tour, get to know you games, laughter and student made/staff approved rules, regulations, and consequences. As Doc says, "ideas have consequences."
Saturday we had our first combined small groups in the afternoon and the girls made name signs for our doors. We also started our "dish pit" duties. My team is Group A, a.k.a. The A-Team. Saturday night a few of us when on a night hike up "Cellphone Hill" and beyond to look out onto the beautiful mountainsides of Colorado. On Sunday, we attended Grace Evangelical Free Church of Pagosa Springs and then to a park where we could either play sports, explore the hot springs, or take a jaunt into town. Sunday afternoon, we returned from our adventure and just hung out in the game room or caught up on much needed sleep. That night, we had our first official small groups, where we all shared our testimonies.
Monday, we started class, and our first speaker was Mike Mandt. He spoke on the topics of science vs. religion, chance, creation vs. evolution, and his personal favorite, Genesis. Monday afternoon in between classes, we went for a hike up the hill above the main lodge. There is a cross placed there by the Summit Semester class of '06, so we hiked up to see it and made our own tradition by singing the Doxology when we got there.
Semester is such a great experience. You get to further your knowledge in just about any topic, develop and enhance your work ethic, live in beautiful mountains for a long time, have great, cool, fall and winter weather (not like we have in FL at this time), and lastly and most importantly, be around people who share your beliefs, become your great friends, and help further your faith in Christ.
Well, I'm off to do our first assignment for Dr. Bauman while freezing in the cold weather. Pray for us here that we learn a lot and our brains don't completely explode... just part way.
P.S. HEY FAMILY! LOVE YOU!
Plant City, FL
Devon is interested in history, politics, and missions, and hopes to learn how to better defend her faith during her time here at Summit Semester. She grew up on a strawberry farm, has worked for her US congressman, and plays and teaches the flute. The issue of abortion is one close to her heart; she has volunteered in many pro-life endeavors and is passionate to bring a pro-life message to her culture. She hopes to spend time overseas as part of a missions-building team next year, and then to continue to pursue her education in military history and politics. She loves to dance.