UPDATED September 2, 2019
We are in our final two weeks in Montana. We have had a full summer and have tried not to take it for granted. We will cherish the memories of this season even more once we have had a little recovery. Desiring to maintain enthusiasm for each guest and give them the best experience possible takes a toll and we are ready to rest.
During the month of August, we hosted a weeklong dig with Montana Bible College (they offer this opportunity every other year to their students as part of their curriculum). Often, the students choose the class "for an easy credit", not because they are interested in dinosaurs or even creation science. By the end of the week, we hope they have been spiritually challenged, strengthened, and equipped to defend the authority of the Bible and understand the relevance and reality of the spiritual warfare taking place in the scientific world today.
Next week, we host another group from Arrowhead Bible College. They are our final dig of every year and we look forward to it because Arrowhead is a uniquely crafted experience. It is a one-year program that takes the students on a whirlwind journey through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Week 1 of classes is done here in Glendive, where they study the first eleven chapters of Genesis while digging in the evidence of God's judgment of sin. Near the end of this year-long study through the Bible, they will take a two-week study tour to Israel. We count it a privilege to be a part of such an important journey of their lives.
We have also enjoyed the family digs that have been interspersed through the month and the opportunity to try to make thoughtful connections for people and challenge their thinking.
We will be leaving Glendive on Saturday, September 14th, and will take the following week to drive home. We have enjoyed being able to share snippets of our time here with you and will leave you with a few photos from the month of August. We look forward to reconnecting with you.
Thank you for your prayers for us through this summer.
Tommy and Martha