So Long!

Greetings! It is I, once again, here with an announcement. Starting June 1, I shall be away for a month, and I wanted to take the time to explain where I’m going. So here goes!

I have been accepted to a camp called STEP – Skills Training for Emergency Preparedness. STEP is a four-week outdoor adventure program for young women ages 15 and older. This challenging program is designed to build confidence on individual and team levels, in preparation to respond to life’s emergencies, while learning to put their trust in the Lord. STEP is located on the International ALERT Academy campus just east of Big Sandy, Texas, for those who like to know that sort of stuff.

There will be scripture memory from Phillippians and devotions from the same, hiking and swimming, CPR and first aid training, all sorts of camping and survival stuff, canoeing, basic electrical and plumbing stuff, drywall repair, basic auto maintenance, etc. etc. etc. (said with an Indian accent, mind. *Wonders vaguely who all got the movie reference*) Sound fun? (And exhausting…)

The downside? I will not be online at all during that month. Period. No time, and no internet access. (That also means no blog posts.) Are you crying yet? Don’t start yet, there’s more! You can still contact me, either by letter to:

IAA attn: STEP Calista Holmes
One Academy Blvd
Big Sandy, TX 75755

Or by e-mail at step@alertacademy.com

Note: As this is the ALERT e-mail, you have to put my name (Calista Holmes, not Calista Beth, mind) as the subject, and they will print it off to give to me. (And if you happen to include your mailing address, I might manage to drop you a line or two if I have time.)

Sound fair? Good. I’ll see you all in July! God bless! And as a last farewell, do allow me to share the lyrics to one of my favorite songs…

Think of Me by Mark Shultz

Packing my bags this morning

Was the hardest thing to do

But packing my bags was so easy

Compared to standing outside your door right now

To say goodbye to you

Think of me

I know you’ve never seen me cry

Think of me

But it’s so hard to say goodbye

Think of me

What can I say to show you

I’ll never give up on you

I will be waiting for you

I will be there when you call

I will be there through it all

And even in your darkest hour

I pray that the Lord we found

Will set you on solid ground

I know that it feels like leaving

Is a part of letting go

But I’m praying with hope and believing

That I’ll see you once again down this road

I hope it won’t be long

Think of me

I know God brought you as a friend

Think of me

I know He’ll bring you back again

Think of me

What can I say to show you

I’ll never give up on you

I will be waiting for you

I will be there when you call

I will be there through it all

And even in your darkest hour

I pray that the Lord we found

Will set you on solid ground

Think of me

I know you’ve never seen me cry

Think of me

But it’s so hard to say goodbye

Think of me

What can I say to show you

I’ll never give up on you

I will be waiting for you

 

I will be there when you call

I will be there through it all

And even in your darkest hour

I pray that the Lord we found

Will set you on solid ground

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  1. Have fun, little sister. 🙂 I’ll miss you. God bless ya!

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