Glacier Bay Daydreaming
Since I didn’t get to attend the training conference, I decided to write a sample post of the top 5 things I am going to do when I get to Glacier Bay later this month! I’ve had lots of time day dreaming during Biology lectures, because lets be real, glaciers are more exciting that genomes.
- Pray. While I think this summer is going to be incredible, I am aware that there will probably be hiccups and challenges. I pray that God gives me the grace and guidance to get through them, and use them as lessons for the future. I pray for our safety while we are out exploring His Creation, and I will thank Him for the wonderful opportunities that have already come from ACMNP.
- Put on bug spray. Apparently the mosquitoes up in Alaska are killer, which is perfect for them since I have really tasty blood (according to the mosquitoes in Colorado). Even though I hate it, I have a feeling Deet is going to be a great friend this summer.
- Meet my team member, Jerusha. Since we didn’t get the chance to meet at the training conference, I am going to give Jerusha the biggest hug ever when I get to meet her. I will probably make her uncomfortable. And I am really excited for it. I will also pray for her, because she is stuck in Alaska with me all summer.
- Dance with Betty White in the woods a la The Proposal. I am pretty determined that I am going to find Ryan Reynold’s grandma in the woods and we are going to do a chant/dance around a fire like in the movie. I think this would be a great bonding activity before I invite her to come to our service the next week. I’ll update you with how it goes.
- Swim with the whales in the bay. Just kidding- it is too cold and I think they would get jealous of my mad flipping ability. Also, I think it is a wee bit too cold. Nonetheless, I will swim in the water sometime before I leave. It’s not summer unless you go swimming.
Looking at this list, I am pretty psyched for this summer. God is so good, and I know he will be with me as I do everything from working my job at the Front Desk to attempting to swim with the whales in the bay. I know that there will be challenges, especially being so remote and far from civilization, but I think it will give me some good perspective! Blessings from the Arctic!