It Feels A Little Like Coming Home
Hey y’all! My name is Kristin Schrader and I was a participant at LOG #43 *clap*.
You might be thinking that seems like a while ago and you would be correct. I went to LOG for the first time the spring that I was a freshman in high school, and I am now a senior in college. I attend Ball State University, which is about a 3-hour drive from South Bend.
The first three and a half years I was in college I didn’t have a car, which makes transportation, especially for just a weekend, kind of difficult. If you’re doing math, that’s 6 hours of driving for whoever comes to get me plus another 6 hours for them to bring me back and then return home. Not convenient in the least. I’m almost envious of the people that stayed in the area after graduating out, but I’ve also found a really great church and community down in Muncie that I wouldn’t want to trade.
Even now that I do have a car for my final semester, as a second semester senior my schedule is pretty busy with projects and work (pesky job- Seth Proctor informed me back in August that this will not be the last time I say that). I will make it back for #91’s agape, but that’s the first since last spring.
Over the past four years, I’ve only made it home for a handful of Agapes (mostly around my spring breaks) and did serve on a kitchen team at the end of my spring break last year. I’ve also made it to some of the Christmas events (like caroling) and all of the ice skating fundraisers the last few years.
The first year I was in college, it was fantastic coming to LOG events because I got to see people I’d spent the last 2-4 years with. Now that I’ve been out awhile, it’s sort of weird going back because it seems that there are more people I don’t know than ones I do. But at the same time it feels a little like coming home because LOG was such a huge part of my life during high school. This also gives me the opportunity to make more new friends! I think LOG is a really great program and has reached so many people that I would never wish for it to be out of my life. One way that I have managed to stay connected from afar is by writing blessings, which I have done for almost every set of weekends.
For anyone about to graduate in a few months, I would encourage you to stay involved in any way you can. I am hoping that after I graduate in two months I’ll be able to spend more time attending LOG events, but I don’t really know for sure yet where the Lord will lead me.
Kristin Schrader (LOG #43)
A short P.S. from Terry
I cannot tell you how glad I am to see you all at Agape! My heart leaps with joy when I see alums come home as well as current LOGgers from other weekends. To feel surrounded by love – yours and God’s – is just the best!
Each year, as seniors graduate out and move forward on the next step of their journey of faith and life, I grieve a little bit (ok – a lot). Each time you come home, I realize how much I miss and love you.
I think some of both the joy and sadness may have been apparent in my comments at the end of the LOG #90 Agape. I love each of you – and the LOG community as a whole – but it also is hard for me when I think that for so many of you, Philio love seems to override Agape love as you hurry off to IHOP or Steak & Shake leaving the sacrificial service to just a few.
So I was glad to learn that last week was much better – that many more served with love and Agape was cleaned up quickly. Thank you!
I look forward to seeing many of you at Agape for LOG #91 this weekend. I will hug you and thank you for coming to show Agape love to the participants (20 new folks this week), team and each other – and me.
New Tshirt available – this season only!
You can order this new shirt in any color you like for $10.00. But you can only order it between now and the end of March – at one of the LOG weekends or directly through Terry.
If you are able, please attend our Reunion / Fundraiser next Tuesday, March 28
Important dates – mark your calendars:
– June 23-25 – – LOG #92 at Bashor Home
– June 29 – July 2 – – SOS at Bethel College
– July 22 – – 20 Year LOG Reunion
Check out photos from LOG #90 on the photo page
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