Archive for June, 2013

Wildfire Season


21 Jun

Wildfire season is ramping up in Colorado, and my summer job is getting busier and busier. After nearly four weeks of firefighter training and refresher courses, myself and the other members of my crew immediately went to two wildfire assignments. In fact, today is my first day off in 10 days, and in the last seven days I have worked 104 hours! That may seem like a bad thing, but long days and long shifts are great. They mean good experience and good paychecks.

Fighting wildfire is a far cry from going to a Christian College. For starters, I am almost the only believer on my crew. Fortunately, the knowledge I have accumulated during my time at a Christian College, particularly in areas such as apologetics and textual criticism and archeology, have served me well. In recent debates with an atheistic coworker, I was able to present a clear and convincing (at least I thought so) argument for my faith (I Peter 3:15), as well as respond to his critiques and questions.

As the summer goes on, I look forward to fighting a bunch more blazes and spending some more time talking with my fellow firefighters about the Gospel. Pray for me as I strive to be a light!

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