Friday, April 08, 2011

Working and Playing Hard

Posted by: Erika and Laura

After arriving at Longview Ranch, we sat down to a delicious home-cooked meal. A quick orientation soon followed, then we got right to work! Mr. and Mrs. Widmaier, our gracious hosts, already had four projects for us to get started on. We were split up into four teams. A group of strong ladies cleared the woods of debris, making piles to be burned. Meanwhile, a group of guys built two decorative fences along the entrance to Longview. Mrs. Riter led a group of students splitting logs using a log splitter to prepare firewood for the Widmaiers' home. Last, but not least, the final group hauled the firewood with a tractor driven by Mr. Widmaier and stacked the logs alongside their house.
After dinner, (which included tasty homemade ice cream sandwich cake!) Benji Crane led all of us in worship with nothing but his guitar and our voices- it was truly a blessing. We went on to begin our study of I John using the inductive Bible study method- using colored markers to identify key parts of the scripture passage. We are also memorizing small sections of I John within our small groups, which consist of three or four people per group.
The evening concluded with an exciting, competitive game of man hunt, boys vs. girls. There was a lot of hiding, screaming, dirt, and scratches (there are a lot of thorn bushes in the woods) but the game eventually closed in a draw.
We are tired but happy to finally be here.
Sophomores signing off!