Los que confían en el Señor

We summited Pico Duarte Wednesday, September 22nd with all 12 of our 8th graders!   It was indeed challenging, but this picture says more than I can in words.  I love how radiant their faces are with victory and the new found confidence that comes when you make it to the mountaintop.  "Those who trust in the Lord are like Mt. Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.  As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore."  Psalm 125:1-2
My student teacher Maggie and I spread out a huge sheet of butcher paper on several picnic tables joined end to end.  During devotion class last Friday we each had our own section on which to draw, write, express, and share some of the main things we learned and experienced on the trip.  Here are a few of our final reflections...
Many people climb "sin nada"- they put their packs, food, sleeping bags, todo on the mules' backs and literally carry their own water bottle and can of salchichas.  Joel's drawing shows how we chose the harder route, carrying our own packs all the way to the top.
Lucy included our week's memory verse and a breakdown of emotions along the trail.  I love "body sore" followed by "said in my mind 'I can do it'"!  Here is a pic of precious Lucy from the top of La Pelona, Pico Duarte's sister peak that we hiked up Thursday morning.