Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Hi there! My name is Elizabeth Allen and I am here to tell you about our Monday. It was, for the most part, an average Advanced EXCEL Monday here at the DMC. It was our last Monday here and also our last day of speech class. (yay!)

Today, we had our last speech test and gave our last speech until we come back for graduation in June. Our speech topic for this week was Testimony to a Secular Audience and it had to be over 10 minutes long. We had to find a way to share about what God had done in our lives to people who might not know anything about the Bible or God and figure out how to do it without sounding “preachy”. I discovered that it was a whole lot harder than it sounded. I realized that God really is everything and that it is almost impossible to take Him out and still have something left to say. It definitely took some creativity.

When we had all finished our speeches, Emily and Amy gave a surprise performance of Abbott & Costello’s, “Who’s on First?” Emily stood there so seriously proclaiming that Who was on first, while Amy bounded around wearing a baseball cap. It was wonderful to be able to laugh after the stress of giving a speech.

As I said, aside from speeches, it turned out to be a rather uneventful day. I had a nice date with God today discussing how He saw me as opposed to how I saw me, I loved what we had for supper, and we had our weekly openness and honesty sharing time during our team meeting this evening.

Well, only a few more days left here in Dallas, and I am definitely going to miss the time we’ve had here. I can hardly believe we have been together for only six weeks. In some ways in seems so much longer. At the same time though, I am looking forward to getting back home. I am so excited to see what new things I will learn about my awesome and amazing God in the next few months!

To all my family and friends, I love and miss you all!

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