Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dead Horse Point

Today we were very ambitious! We accomplished 2 songs before sunrise, and 1 after sunset. It is late, so I am off to bed. We get up so early and go to bed so late. I hope these pictures explain how our day went. It was our first day of filming with the Day Star students, and I believe it went very well.

Arches National Park

The first song on our list to film on monday was "No more Night" We left at 4:00 A.M. and headed out to Arches National Park to catch the sun rise. It is amazing how strong the sun is as it comes over the mountains. The filming crew had to struggle with the shadows while the singers had to fight with the sun in their eyes. We ate breakfast after the filming just as the sun started to warm us all up. One of the students, Jessica Hall, took all of Sunday to make us home made cinnamon rolls. It was so good to eat something special while on the road. Most of us were able to take some time off and rest in the afternoon. The sun is too bright in the middle of the day to film under, so most of our filming is done in the early morning and in the late afternoon. 

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Corona Arch

This sabbath the small bus went to church in Moab and the big bus drove to Corona and Bow Tie Archs. The group that went to Moab church volunteered to do special music. that is a habit that fountainview has where ever we go. Well, special music grew into taking over the whole sermon time. The paster was so blessed with the music that he wanted the students to do the whole service. The seniors shared the experiences they had on their mission trip to Honduras and the other students just told the congregation their testimony. 
The group in the big bus hiked up to Bow Tie Arch, sad under it, sang, and listened to a sermon by Scott. It was so amazing to have church under such beauty. Later we ate a great lunch packed by Day Star and headed back to home base. In the afternoon students either went hiking, horse back riding, or simply read on the grass. After the sun went down we finished the day with a game of capture the flag in the dark. 
It was a beautiful sabbath, but for all of us that went hiking, we are ready for bed.  

Friday, April 24, 2009


Today, simply put, was a blast. We woke up early and devided into four different groups to go and discover Moab. The groups options were rafting, biking, river boating, or jeeping. On sunday we are going to do them again, so there is an opportunity to try something that was not accomplished today. We all had a blast, but some of us felt that most of the activities were at the beginner level.  In the afternoon a few of us who got back early went to the Sand Hill near Arches National Park.  We hiked to the top (some only once because it was rather steep) and jump all the way down. I remember going there as a kid and could play there all day. It was so refreshing to get some exercise after sitting in a bus for a few too many hours. 
After we all got back and washed off all of the red dirt and sand we gathered for worship down near the pond. It was such a nice way to welcome in the sabbath. As normal, we all joined hands in a circle and sang I want to go to Heaven .

Day Star Academy

It was another early start to a long day of traveling. We pulled out of Weimar at 3:30 a.m.  Thankfully our kind and considerate drivers fixed the Air Conditioner which gave us a very cool ride. 

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Weimar Campus

Bear River

Filming with Weimar Academy was a blessing I am told. I picked up a small bug, so I have not been to the filming sights for a couple of days or had internet to post anything. I was told that there was a small set back with the uniforms, but after that was sorted out, it went well. The kids were very happy to be in the sun after the cold week in Fortuna.