I recently took the kids and visiting students from Bakersfield Christian High School on a hike to the top of a hill in Mata Gorda. From you top you can see the whole community, including the school. The kids loved the hike and were so excited as they pointed out the school and different locations in the community. It was fun to share with the kids my love for nature and talk about how God in His love for us created such a beautiful place for us to live. Before we descended the hill the kids chanted “Gracias Dios!” “Thank you, God!” thanking God for His beautiful creation.