I have felt privileged to learn so many things from so many beautiful people at A Rocha, people who possess wisdom, passion and heart. My learning has ranged from how to grow closer to the Father and how to connect my love of God to the care of His creation, to how to plant garlic and clean chicken eggs, how to cook for 40 people, and how to keep a group of 12 year-old girls engaged and excited about creation.

The most profound gift I have received in my time at Brooksdale has been living in close community. We see each other in our ups and downs, which has ultimately blessed me with honest relationships.  The lie that I tell myself – that I can do life alone – has been seriously debunked. I feel privileged to have learned that community is something I need in order to be healthy and whole, just as much as I need good food and sleep.

Sarah Duncan