We pair up the kids with someone from the group they don't know. Usually it's
someone that will push them up the mountain if they need help. It's a 3 mile hike
up the mountain so by the time you are done...it's 6 miles!!
Lauren's first Mountain Top Experience!
Our Mountain climbing partners....Heather & Mike
Our staff that was there
The Thomason Clan...our nieces with us!
One of our sponsors hide this quarter last year under a rock
& it was still there a year later!! SO cool!!
We have devo time once we are up there.
Our view is breath taking...
Lauren & Matt went to the summit.
Too be honest this year I did not want to climb that mountain. Last
year I was in much better shape & looked forward to it. If it hadn't been
Lauren's first year I probably would have made an excuse to not climb the
mountain. Makes me think about my life & missed opportunities due to my lack
of preparation or feeling inadequate. There
are times I just don't want to climb that mountain...take that chance...
put myself out there...reach out to someone...and I walk away from
a challenge...give up & rationalize my feelings.
I know I do it & I get so frustrated with myself.
Every year when I reach the top of that mountain I think...
that wasn't that hard...I can do this...if I want too.
But I couldn't make it up that mountain with out my partners
walking up that path with me, encouraging me, taking breaks with me,
pushing me & cheering me on. I'm thankful for people in my life
that push me when I don't want to, encourage me when I am down
& love me in spite of my imperfections.
But more importantly I'm thankful for a God who loves me,
carries me, forgives me & knows me yet still wants to use
me in His kingdom work.
I have mountains in my life, but I know God will move them
in His time & His will.
Go have a mountain top experience soon.