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Nicole

Denali National Park & Preserve, AK, 2011


How did you grow this summer?

This summer I displayed boldness that I didn't know I had. Boldness in humbling myself and telling the truth when I was wrong, or had done wrong, or even in sharing my faith/opinions without second guessing myself.

Describe some specific times this summer where you encountered God in creation.

During one of my first times going into the park, I took a shuttle to a vista point about 13 miles in. I was just walking around enjoying the tundra until I looked up and saw Mount McKinley. Being only 13 miles in gives you a very slim chance of seeing the mountain, so I was lucky that day and was able to see it for a few minutes without clouds surrounding it. Or watching the colors change, beautiful sunsets behind the mountains, watching the northern lights....God is a fine Creator.

How will you apply what God has taught you this summer into your life back home?

Because God has shown me how bold/confident I can be, I need to take that back home and not draw back to my comforts especially if/when they are keeping me from sharing about Jesus.

"It was especially neat to begin developing an eye for analogies and concrete images in creation, tying observations in with our relationship with God and seeing that there are, in effect, ...parables' all around us of God's care and the gospel."
– Jonathan, Calvin Theological Seminary 2011

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