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First Week at App

27 Aug

So today makes a week that I’ve been in Boone and at ASU.  Just thought I’d give a brief overview of my first week here.

Overall, it’s been a pretty good week.  I tend to adjust to new places well, which thankfully has been the case this week.  I think I pretty much know where everything is on campus now and where just about everything is in Boone.  That’s probably mostly due to the fact that the first four days here we had leaders that helped us get acquainted with the campus.  Also the first four days there were activities planned for us every day, like movies, a midnight pancake breakfast, and carnival night, which kept us busy most of the time.

Classes started on Tuesday.  Since then I have actually been less busy than I was the previous days.  I’ve only had one or two classes every day.  Next week will be different though because the labs for my three classes will start, so I’ll have three classes most days.  This semester I’m taking biology, geology, and chemistry.  So far I’m really liking the first two… not so sure about the latter.  My chem prof is pretty harsh (and that’s definitely putting it in the nicest terms possible).  I think I’ll probably have to work much harder in the class for a good grade than in the others, but I’m not too worried about it.  Luckily I’ve taken a college level chem class before, so I feel like I’m pretty well prepared for the class.

Wednesday night I went to the first RUF (Reformed University Fellowship) meeting of the year.  I really enjoyed it, as I was expecting.  Tomorrow night my roommate and I are going to “One Night of Worship” at one of the local churches, sponsored by three campus ministries.  Sunday I will be going to church somewhere, although I’m not sure where yet.

Although I’ve had a good time this week, yesterday I really started missing some people.  Luckily I will be home around this time next week though, which means I will get to see all of the people I’ve been missing!  Yay for a 3 1/2 day weekend!

Lastly, I just want to ask you all to pray for me – namely, for my studies and for me spiritually, that I would believe the Gospel every day, and that I would be a good lover of Jesus and of people.  For at least the next two years of my life God has called me to be a college student, so I want to be the best student that I can be.  Also, I think of the missionary Jim Elliot who said, “Wherever you are, be all there.”  That’s how I feel about my time in Boone and at App – I want to be “all here.”  I want to genuinely love Boone and ASU – the place God has called me to – and all of the students here.  I do believe that we are all called to be missionaries, especially in the areas in which we live.

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