During Spring Break 2013, LeTourneau University sent out a few hundred students all over the country to be the hands and feet of Jesus--from South Padre Island, TX, to Dillingham, AK. Grace Peterson talks about her week in Alaska volunteering at a Christian Youth Center and her week of "no regrets".
SPRING BREAK ’13 NO REGRETS! I remember in high school that being a popular phrase in the weeks leading up to spring break. Even though the phrase may be slightly dated (my high school days aren’t so long gone) it is an accurate summation of my break. Last week I went on one of LeTourneau Student Missions (LSM) spring break trips. I went with 4 fellow students, a spouse and a faculty sponsor to Dillingham, Alaska.
While we were there we volunteered at a Christian Youth Center. We did everything from taking snow mobiles out on the Tundra to get firewood to fuel the wood stove (a cheap form of heating) to skits and testimonies when the center was open. Honestly, it was very spiritually and physically exhausting. However, our last morning there we saw the Northern Lights, and I took it as a rainbow from God, a silent reminder in the sky that I don’t see all that is going on but He remains faithful. So it really was a spring break with no regrets.
Now I am trying to get back into the swing of school. My sister compared college to an uphill marathon sprint, yet the second half of a semester is a downhill 100 meter dash on a course slicked with oil. All that to say, it goes fast, very fast. Term papers, lab reports and the last few sectional tests are looking me in the eye, but one day at a time, one task at a time and it will all be over. It won’t be all school for me until May though.
Next week is Easter, which means camping! I love camping trips with friends; it always seems like that’s when the best stories are born and the sweetest moments are shared. And then a few weeks after that is Hootenanny. This is a LeTourneau student run talent show on steroids. Quartets to monologs are performed during the laughter filled event. As you can see, the rest of this semester is coming to a speedy end, but every moment has been completely worthwhile!
Until next time!