Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Week 19: Mt. Washington

Students finished their Introduction to New Testament class on Friday, with the Mt Washington snow trip just around the corner. We packed up and headed out for Mt Washington early Monday morning, starting the trip off with an afternoon of snowshoeing.

We got our snowshoe rentals and headed out on a hike into the bush. We arrived at an open space where we ate our lunch and separated into 3 teams for a quinzee snow shelter building competition. everyone worked hard to build a shelter that could hold the most people with the least outside exposure.

 Everyone had a blast playing in the snow together and then we headed back to return our snowshoes and unload our stuff at the chalet we were staying at.

At the chalet we spent time relaxing, hanging out, playing games, preparing meals together, and even soaking in the hot tubs that they had ready for us. We enjoyed being with each other relaxing, hanging and intentionally taking time to encourage one another each night of the trip.

When we hit the mountain for our ski/ snowboard days our goal was to have maximum fun and stay injury-free, we are glad to report that we can check both of those off our list. The weather on the mountain was so beautiful, we had nice snow and blue skies on our first day which made it so easy to be out on the mountain and learn to ski or snowboard for the first time, or have an amazing time ripping on the hill in the beautiful conditions. 

After our first day skiing, we took a rest day where we hung out together in the chalet, some of the students even went out and built a jump to sled and ski off. The day was spent enjoying each other and preparing for our final day on the mountain. The thing was, we had almost 2 feet of fresh powder dump on us in a 24 hour period, so when we hit the mountain again on Thursday morning, the snow was deep and fresh, the skies were clear, the weather could not have turned out any better for us. 

We skied hard all day before we had to return our rentals and head to the chalet for one last night together before we had to head home on Friday. We made it down the mountain and back to camp safely, ready to sleep well and study hard before the New Testament exam on Monday morning.

Please Pray For:
- Our students to continue to press into community with one another embracing patience and vulnerability in their relationships. 
- That the academics would continue to inspire spiritual growth in our students' lives. 

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