Posted on October 17, 2008 at 11:59 am
Dear Mom and Dad,
This week has been quite eventful up in Angwin. Fire stretching several hundred acres ripped through the hills of Deer Park, just miles away from the college, which caused quite the buzz around campus. Several college students (and faculty and staff) from the volunteer fire department here in Angwin fought the fire through the night last Friday to protect our surrounding area. Rumor of evacuation spread around campus, but thankfully none was necessary here; the wind was blowing the fire south and away from the college the entire time. (Just in case, all students got a full briefing on an evacuation plan and the staff was prepared for any emergencies.) By Sabbath the fire was pretty much under control and by Monday it was completely out. In colloquy yesterday, some of our firefighters got up and talked about the experience of fighting the fire — and got a standing ovation of appreciation.
School is really in full swing these days, as we’re rounding up on the halfway point to the quarter. I have been hitting the library harder than ever, and I am happy to say that it is paying off. Pastor Iki Taimi from Genesis Church just finished up Week of Prayer this Sabbath, and did a terrific job. I feel that he did an excellent job bringing us into Fall Revival. He did a great job keeping everyone’s attention and making the Word of God seem very personalized and adaptable to our individual lives.
I spent Sabbath lunch with a local family here in Angwin, as a part of the church’s “Home Lunches” program. It’s a ministry where local families will invite college students into their homes for food and fellowship. This is my fourth year at PUC, and I feel that the sense of community is greater now than it has ever been before. I am glad to be part of a church community that places such emphasis on making the members of the surrounding community feel welcome.
Well, I’d love to stay and chat, but I still have an online quiz to finish before my next class! It’s been good chatting, and I hope this letter home finds you well!
Senior Nursing Major
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