To Friends and Family in Christ

Spencer... you really need to mix it up...

Spencer... mix it up :)

Matt can breath fire, can you?

Matt can breath fire, can you?


Cool wasn't it?

Cool wasn't it?

I wanted to say thank you for all you mean to me, to all you mean to me. It really has carried me through my life as a whole and through this last year and a half at Neumont. To say that I appreciate it is an understatement, though I may be at the edge of my bank account and thousands of dollars in debt from school, I feel as rich as ever. Having people that will care enough to call when your down, give hugs and care about you when life sucks, to celebrate with you for those high points in your life, and to have people that share their activities and everyday life with you is something that I can’t even place a value on. Each and everyone I know at Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ), Ute-nited, Gateway church, Arrowhead Bible Camp, and everyone back home in Minnesota has made an impact on my life, and I am who I am today because you, your friendship, and the support, encouragement, and sometimes criticism ;) you’ve given. Though I’ve been through my ups and downs, the good times and the bad (How did you ever put up with me in middle school mom and dad?!) I’ve seen the thread of Christ’s hand throughout it and would not trade what I have for anything.

These last few days have been both difficult, easy, encouraging and discouraging, just a whole string of things in a row, but it’s made me realize how much I do depend on those around me. Thanks to each and every one of you for sticking by me, being there for me, and letting me be a part of your life.

God bless, and to those I won’t see before Christmas time, Merry Christmas!

Paul Rohde

French fries burn, sweet.

French fries burn, sweet.

Uh... Doug?

Uh... Doug?


Christmas Concert ’07

Prior to my Christmas break I managed to make it to a Christmas concert at South Mountain Community Church.  Now, your average “Christmas Concert” probably entails the manger scene, a short play by some 3rd-6th graders a few songs by the worship band, and a short sermon by the local pastor.

I had heard earlier that the concert itself was really good, but was still surprised at how good of a concert it was.  It was different from my expectations in that instead of fitting the classic Christmas mold it was designed as an outreach to the people in the local community, using the culture around them to convey the message of Christ and Christmas in a way everyone could understand.  The best example of this was the “Santa vs. Jesus” commercials that imitated the Apple advertisements of “Mac vs PC”.  The music was also amazingly well done with coordinated light shows and both classic and quote “modern” Christmas music.

All in all, a great job by South Mountain Community Church, I’ll defiantly be looking for next year’s performance.

Dance of the Musicians

Paul Rohde