Posts tagged Kanakuk
SPEAKER RECAP: JOEY TISDALE

This week at Link Year we had many different speakers, but my favorite speaker was probably Joey Tisdale. He talked a lot about what we should expect next year in college, and not wasting the short time we have there to share the gospel. A lot of the class period he talked to us about his experience in college and how he feels as if he wasted so much time. At the beginning of his college career he focused a lot on himself and not spreading God's word. 

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SPEAKER RECAP: DR. JOSHUA STRAUB

his week we had Dr. Joshua Straub speak to our class about God Attachment, Relationships, Technology, Sex, and Hormones. One of the main things Joshua does is try and back up everything he talked to us about not only with scripture, but with research. The main point of everyday this week was that the world values feelings better over loving better. Our purpose in life is to love each other, that is made clear in the Bible in Genesis 2:18-25 and Peter 3:1-10. Joshua had us all take two surveys our first class, one of them being about our relationship style and the other one being an inventory on our attachment to God. He taught us about avoidance, anxious, and secure relationships. In our survey about our attachment to God we answered random questions on our relationship with God and at the end of it you added up your numbers to see which category you fell into.

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SPEAKER RECAP: SHAY ROBBINS (INTIMACY WITH GOD)

his week, we had the honor of listening to Shay Robbins speak to us on our intimacy with God. He spoke on how intimacy is all about depth. And depth is everything. He showed us how relationships now today are all based over texting. Why would you talk to someone in person or call them when you could just simply send them a quick and easy text? By this, you get sucked into a shallow way of living. As we engage into things that are deep, your depth goes even deeper. Just as we sin, it leads to more sin. Shay shared with us how God should be our everything. If you seek God wholeheartedly, He will find you. God rewards those who seek Him; He makes Himself available to us. We have no comprehension of the grace of God.

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This week we were blessed to have Tim Watson come and speak to us. Tim is the brother-in-law to the tall and awesome Brian Wang and a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern at Metroplex Counseling in Fort Worth, Tx. Tim was not our average speaker, not only was he related to one of the staff, but he was intentional in hanging out with all of the students. He went Zip-lining with us on our Mystery Monday, had intentional conversations throughout the week, he even walked around campus talking to students. Enough about Tim, and more of what he spoke on this week. 

 

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - AK MISKELLY @AKSTERR

This year, I have had the awesome opportunity to walk through the journey of Link Year with my brother, Caleb. Thinking I was the last student to commit to Link Year, I had no intentions of having a family member here with me, and even better than that, my best friend.

I have been praying for my brother for years now and his walk with the Lord. We were both raised by God-loving parents who taught us to live a God-honoring lifestyle, but sometimes we want to rebel because of that.

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MYSTERY MONDAY - 'DOGWOOD CANYON

oday was an awesome mystery Monday! First we split up by gender and have our study on apologetics. I was with the girls at Autumn’s house. This is always a fun time of fellowship and learning. We are watching a great video series by Chuck Colson and having great discussion! Next we did a few hours of maintenance, which included picking up trash on Lake Shore Drive to keep our road around our campus looking beautiful! This definitely teaches us to work together and to appreciate the beauty that we have here in Branson, Missouri. It was such a beautiful day today. The spring weather is starting to come out to find us, and so we finally got to break out the shorts and t- shirts again! This in itself puts everyone in a great mood! 

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SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT - DR. JOSHUA STRAUB

This week we had the pleasure if hearing from two incredible speakers. On Tuesday we started off with the man, the myth, the legend, Mr. Joe White. He gave us a break neck pace look at how the Nile accurately predicts the time that Christ would come. It was really cool and a lot of fun with everyone feeding off of Joe's passion for this subject. After that Josh Straub came up to speak with us for the rest of the week. He was awesome... personally a favorite.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT - MARSHALL CAMP

I came into Link Year half way through the year. Although I was unable to experience everything the other students did the first semester, I still feel like I am getting the most out of the program. The first couple weeks I got here, I was welcomed with great hospitality not only from the staff, but the students as well. Our first speaker, Ted Cunningham, dug into marriage and relationships and from what I learned that week, I knew this was where God wanted me to be to  grow in my faith and in my heart. 

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Mystery Monday- 'Hillbilly Bowling'
We woke up to a pleasant surprise this mystery Monday by not having to do any yard work today. However, our plans got a little misconstrued when we showed up at the bowling alley that we had reservations for and the workers never showed. But to no surprise the Adam’s brainstormed and decided upon Hillbilly bowling. It was a lot of fun spending this community time together, there were only about five different lanes and it was an older alley so we had to write down our scores there was no T.V keeping scores. All the LinkYear students were enjoying the country music and line dancing around the alley.
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Mystery Monday- Chick-fil-A Climbing Day

xpectations are high and no one knows what is about to go down as we load the wonderful Kanakuk bus. Rumors are going strong for a solid hour, until we arrive at Chick-fil-A! Keep in mind that our Chick-fil-A is in Springfield, miles and miles away from our home at Kauai. We all race out of us bus and line up at the register to begin ordering our fantastic meals.

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Mystery Monday- Paintball

Today, we had the awesome opportunity to go play paintball as a group in the Ozarks! I had been looking forward to it, as I've never played before, but also became super nervous as we were putting on our gear and walking out to the battlefield. In the freezing cold temperature of 28 º (as my phone read) with a few flurries coming down, we entered the danger zone – all shivering yet ready for war. What made it even better was when Colt came out last, no jacket or any sleeves on, looking intimidating and ready to take down his enemies – my team. Great.

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Light House

tarting off the day, we made the relatively short bus ride to the town ofWhitehead, where we climbed a rather long and winding pathway leading up to the breathtakingly beautiful site which the Whitehead Lighthouse overlooks. Stopping just beside the lighthouse on top of a cliff overlooking the sea on such a crystal clear day, we got to chill and relax, take a few photos, and just take in the overall beauty of our surroundings and marvel at the greatness of the Creator of such amazing sites.

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St. Marks

Here in Ireland I lead my peers on a tour today here at St. Marks church which was formerly C. S. Lewis's church. I explained the origin of the church in October of 1873 by William Butterfield. I explain the importance of the tall pillars arches and ceillings of that era. Also C.S. Lewis' s family also dedicated a stain glass window on the right side of the church. Hadden Willson also explained to our group that Mr. Lewis used to sit in the fifth or sixth row of the church.

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C.S. Lewis Trail

Today we woke up and had Dr. Hadden Wilson come speak to us about C.s Lewis’s upbringing and accomplishes. He informed us of Lewis’s church and the history behind its building. We also were informed about how throughout his life he was raised Anglican Christian and after his mothers death started doubting and was tutored in schooling by an atheist and became an advocate for it.

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C.S. Lewis Trail

We started off our day in the Library with Dr. Haddon Wilson teaching us about the life of C.S. Lewis. Lewis was born and raised in Belfast, and Dr. Wilson prepared us for our tour. After lunch we loaded the bus and set out to see all the sights that Dr. Wilson had told us of. Our first stop was a statue of the wardrobe in C.S. Lewis’ novels. I really enjoyed seeing this life size statue. The sculpture features Digory Kirke peering into the wardrobe, and on the back of the wardrobe is the head of a lion and a letter that Lewis wrote to a young girl explaining the death and resurrection of Aslan. Although I’ve always known that Lewis’ novels depicted Christianity in a fictional way, I found it really interesting to read this letter and see how he intended his novels to parallel to the Bible.

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