|Here is one of the panel discussions where a few pastors from the local churches came and shared first hand|
what it is like to serve in full-time church ministry.
Durring the week of classes Nicole Pauls a program graduate who was helping as an faculty assistant for David Ernst set up a Skype call between this years students and some previous graduates of the program currently studying at Briercrest. It was really cool to see the dynamic from these to separate yet still connected groups of people. Although communication was a little challenging the students got to ask questions and advice from the ones who have gone before them—It w as a pretty special moment.
|2014 Students on a Skype call with previous Graduates of the program|
The weekend after the course a few of the students were serving in the Sr. High retreat at camp. Even though they just finished a tough week of studies there was smiles all around, and it was a huge blessing to see our students serving with full hearts.
|Dayna is slowly building an impressive reputation for her dedication and consistent smiles helping to run|
the camp coffee bar called the 'Coco Hut.'
|Dawson helping to belay at the breath taker.|
|Smiles all around.|
|Some of the students who were not helping serve on the retreat got to try some of the fun for themselves during|
a break from writing papers!
|Sarah helping belay at the Qwanoes Climbing tower!|
At the end of the week we took off on an adventure to the famous caves of Horne Lake. It was such a blessing to get out and enjoy such a unique aspect of God's creation. This was a new experience for most and we all found ways to push ourselves out of our comfort zones. The formations and rock surfaces in the caves are incredible and its amazing how beautiful these caves can be. While we don't have many pictures due to the water and dampness, I can assure you everyone had a great time and good memories were made.
|Stephanie pauls standing on a ledge in the first cave we visited.|
|A picture from Sarah R, of her with Cara and Kyla!|