One of the most enjoyable things I remember about Baymonte was the close student/faculty relationship. My teachers who I had in elementary school still remember my name. That is something I cherish and hold responsible to the Christ-like servanthood of the school.
My all-time favorite memory of Baymonte was the seventh grade trip to Rancho de Sus Ninos in Mexico. The Lord spoke to me in radical ways on this short, prophetic missions trip. I discovered my calling and heart for missions on this trip and I created memories that I will forever hold dear to my heart. I still get monthly newsletters from the mission and get updates on the ways God is moving, still eight years later. Without this opportunity to serve with Baymonte in seventh grade, I might not have discovered my passion for missions work. The Mexico missions trip is by far the most influential experience I had during my time spent at Baymonte.
Baymonte taught me how to invest in faculty and to be bold in advocating for my education. In high school and in college, I have formed many close relationships with teachers and professors who have become mentors in my academic and spiritual life. Without Baymonte’s close knit academic environment, I might have been intimidated by faculty interaction and could have missed out on those opportunities.