Graduation and Goodbye’s – Sarah’s Creation AdventureMay 30th, 2012 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Sarah's Creation Adventure
The highlight of our graduation was having almost all our immediate family join us out here in Wyoming for a two week visit. We spent the first week after graduation helping around campus cleaning and getting things set up for the summer season. Starting in June this place becomes a summer camp for church groups, college ministries, and children’s programs.
My sisters and I will be working here as camp staff over the summer, and then stay as college staff in the fall. My responsibilities for the fall have changed a bit. I am now going to be the head RA for the women as well as help to operate the kitchen. It should be an adventure balancing these two areas of responsibility, but I am very thankful for the 2 assistants who will be helping me carry the load. My sisters will be working in the kitchen and office, so we are excited to be able to have one more year together in this amazing place.
Over the summer Leah and Rachel are also working part time at a western dinner show. No, they aren’t playing the banjo or fiddle – they’re just serving biscuits and lemonade! The only side job I took on for the summer is babysitting staff kids at the local rodeo 2 nights a week. It’s fun to experience that each week. Belive me, I am WAY out of my element when it comes to bull riding and bucking broncos. One of the 5 year old girls I watch actually rides a sheep like a bronc. It is pretty fun to see her bouncing around the arena!
Before our family left to return home, we were able to take a little 3 day road trip into Montana. We stayed at a beautiful ranch and took day trips from there to different sites nearby. We visited Virginia City, a ghost town in MT, took a tour of the Lewis and Clark Caverns, and soaked in some pools fed by hot springs. The most memorable stop were the cliffs where Indians used to run the buffalo off while hunting. After a mile climb to the top, one brother discovered an alternate route down that was “just as easy” as the way we came up. He ended up being sadly mistaken, and we all ended up with nice brush burns on our hind ends from sliding down the mountain! Another highlight was the family trip to the shooting range. I discovered how simple it can be to hit a target at 500 yards when you use a sniper rifle that is perfectly sighted in. That pretty much made my day!
All too soon it was time for the family to head home. We won’t see them or PA again until Christmas break. This has been an incredible year, and I’m sure the Lord has much more in store for us next year. Thanks so much for sharing in our Creation Adventure. Your interest and encouragement have meant so much. If you ever end up in Jackson Hole, don’t forget to look us up! May the Lord richly bless you!
Sarah, Leah, and Rachel
About the Author, Sarah Klase
Sarah Klase is an Advisor Assistant at Bridgeway Academy and has decided to embark on a 1-year creation studies adventure at Jackson Hole Bible College in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Sarah, 27, holds an Associate’s degree in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and fell in love with JHBC 3 years ago when she visited the campus with one of her sisters. This year Sarah and her two younger sisters decided to take a year out of their lives to experience an amazing adventure complete with cross-country driving, interesting field visits, archeological digs and more! Tune in each month as Sarah blogs about her travels, experiences and learning’s.