Wednesday, August 30, 2006

The short bus

I rode the new city bus to school yesterday. It's free! It's actually looks about like those airport shuttle buses. Yes, in fact it was a short bus.

I rode the short bus yesterday.

Public transportation is funny. There are these unwritten rules that everyone is supposed to know and if you don't know them all the other bus riders laugh at you in their minds and smirk at you...

1)don't make eye contact with anyone
2)no talking
3)make it look like you're totally comfortable and at ease as the bus driver barrels around a turn causing your bag to slide off the seat on to the floor

Monday, August 28, 2006

The first week!

My last week... I Helped assemble 1000 packets of hangers on tuesday, helped organize the dispursement of them all on wednesday and thursday, helped students move in and tried to meet freshmen moving in on wednesday and thursday. Got accused of soliciting by campus authorities on wednesday...they threatened to take away all our student club privileges, had a sweet time of fun camping with my group of leaders on thursday night, had staff meeting on friday, went garage sailing on saturday, did a 10 mile hike/run up Blackmore Peak on Sunday, and finally today I spent all day on campus getting student leaders ready to lead small groups, making signs for dinnerline surveys, hanging out at Kinko's and getting Pete Zagorda settled and going in ministry.

Tomorrow we have tables in front of all the dining halls with a raffle for $200 of iTunes if people fill out a spiritual interest survey. Pray that it would be a great turn out of interested freshmen.

Tomorrow I meet with John and Luke who are leading the Valor ministry (ROTC ministry of Campus Crusade) and help them think through the start of the year. Pray for them as they take steps of faith.

Tomorrow I get to meet more freshmen in the residence halls and also continue to make sure all the small group leaders are off to a good start in leading there groups. Check out the blog I made for all our small group leaders.

Thanks for all your prayers during the busy time of year.
Assembling a bagillion hangers!
Our first child using the Baby Bjorn we got at a yard sale.

My buddy Zach enjoying the view at 10k feet up

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Welcome back!

Tonight our first event of the year takes place. The Welcome Back BBQ! It involves a lot of trying to remember everyone's names for me, which is a little unnerving.

Tomorrow students move in on campus. We're handing out packs of hangers with info about Campus Crusade on it. We went to pick up the hangers from Walmart yesterday and they thought we wanted 2500 packs of 10 hangers...when in actuality we wanted 2500 total hangers.
Thats right Walmart had 25 thousand hangers for us!

Thanks for your prayers in this vital time of year!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Last week

Don't you think it's strange when people pronounce Washington...Warshington? Anyway we went to Washington last week, visited family, had a vacation and went to my 10 year class reunion.

These are goats at the bed and breakfast we stayed at. (The building shown is not the bed and breakfast)

This is my friend Andrew from high school who got sweet tattoos.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

To and Fro Man rides again!

And we're off again. We're currently in Spokane to visit some of my family. My sister Megan just started her own blog...actually I started it for her. She's leaving for Scotland tomorrow for a month and then nannying for a year in San Fransisco. Check it out...there's a sweet picture on it.

On wednesday we're headed up to Leavenworth, WA for a mini-vacation. If you haven't been to Leavenworth it's a quaint little Bavarian themed tourist trap. We're staying at a nice bed and breakfast though. Then we're coming back for my 10-year class reunion! I know, I can I be that old? Should be a good time.

After that it's back to work. Our staff meetings start on Monday!

Sunday, August 06, 2006

If you look on the right side of my blog a little ways down you'll see a map with a bunch of red dots all over it... go ahead I'll wait. Those are the locations of people who have visited my blog. To and Fro Man now has a presence on every continent except Australia and Antartica.

Secret spot

Somehow I became the benificiary of some important knowledge of a certain unnamed flyfishing spot and camping spot.

Last week Adam Rapelje, Justin Oster and I headed to the unnamed location for 4 days of backpacking and fishing. It was UNBELIEVABLE! I hope you caught the intensity of the word unbelievable there. It was an epic trip with some great friends, even if they are on staff at the other Montana school.