Students from Brazil, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, and El Salvador don't have much experience with freezing temperatures in their countries, but last Sabbath they all got to enjoy an epic winter experience at Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park.
The students all tried out snowshoes as they trekked around the lake, but they were soon removed when they discovered the smooth, dark ice uncovered in the center of the lake. In their tennis shoes, they attempted running, dancing, and sliding on their stomachs on the slick ice, resulting in many minor mishaps and a lot of laughter. "Walking on the frozen lake was very cool, even though I was afraid of the ice cracking. I felt very happy because it was a new experience in my life," commented Lucas Catira, sophomore from Brazil.
On the far end of the lake, they discovered a steep bank and took turns sledding on snow-shovels - the first sledding experience for many of the students. Overall, it was a wonderful day to give these students a new experience in God's creation. See more pics and video in the link below: