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Final talks and interviews

Yesterday we wrapped up our book discussion on “Tattoos on the Heart”. It was such an amazing book and so impactful for all of us that I would personally like to recommend it to everyone who is reading this blog. The rest of the interesting things happened on Thursday. We had our final talk from […]

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Preparing to leave the country!

We are one week away from being in the Dominican Republic, and the excitement in the building is running high! To prepare us for the trip, we have Dave Hansen, president of Students International, speaking to us on how to do short term missions in a practical and healthy way. The first night was the […]

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A blast from the past

Tonight we traveled back into our childhood years as we all attended a ten year old birthday party. The guys did not take this lightly, as each of them, (except Sean), wore those obnoxious birthday hats and blew noise makers as we awaited our entry into the grand dining room. The night started off strong […]

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First week of winter camp!

We have had an intriguing past couple of days, partially due to the weather and partially due to this past weekend being the first winter camp of the season. Since this was the first weekend of winter camp, that meant that the tube run and snowboarding areas were finally open and they were each a blast […]

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California Christians

I woke up this morning and thought: ‘it’s raining’. Infiltrating the dark and hush was a puddle in the dirt out the window, that wasn’t being very loud in itself, but it was enough to tell a tired student that a snowless winter was finally on its way to the white stuff. Hurray! Rain! ‘God […]

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New Years and Fred Blackburn!

This past weekend was a long one for most of us. Of all the retreats that Hume Lake offers in its wide variety of retreats the family retreat is the largest of them all. All the students ended up working the New Year’s Eve pizza train, which is when we all danced and handed out […]

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Exhausted and Excited

So, life in the building continues as always. Most of us went off to work and others enjoyed a weekend in San Francisco. The retreat for the weekend was for the Hume lakers and the legacy which consist of people who are dedicated to helping support Hume Lake. Spike ball, long walks, and tired college […]

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New challenges

This week at Joshua we started our first class in the book of John. Our teacher, Brian, was very entertaining and made the introduction to the class fun. With one week in, we appreciated his video clips during class. We also had our first book discussion this week. We discussed Brad Bell’s Walking with a […]

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We hope to grow closer to Jesus

We are officially settled in! This is orientation week, so each day we learned about new rules and tasks. Sunday, we went over the basics and went in depth about our covenant. We have committed ourselves to abstaining from watching any T.V./videos/movies, listening to music, playing video games, and dating. There are many interesting rules […]

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Joshua Class of 2017 Graduation

Dear Family and Friends, Last Saturday the Joshua class of 2017 graduated from the program after an amazing Summer of challenges and growth. The Joshua staff are proud of this year’s class and the many achievements and personal growth that were experienced and gained through perseverance, vulnerability, and commitment. We are excited for what the […]

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