At this moment I sit on a large rock, surrounded by rushing water and other large rocks. I sit in the middle of the Elk River near the back campus of Lees-McRae College in Banner Elk, North Carolina.
The past 18 years of my life have brought me here to this moment.
My lifestyle will be very different five years from now.
But I am on a quest. A journey! I want to show the whole world the love of Christ. That is all. That is why I am here.
While I’m doing that I will love the Lord and worship him in all I do. In order to show the love of Christ to this world I must learn. Nothing I learn will be wasted.
This land, these mountains, they have been placed here by God. Two days ago I stood on top of Beech Mountain and saw the whole world. I realized then how small I was.
Yet, just like these mountains, I too have been placed here.
And since God can move mountains he will one day move me.
And I will go and add to my collection; not forgetting the ones behind.
Because, like the mountains, God has placed them here to help me and to teach me.
I am thankful for them.
And I will remember them.