Education is a big thing at Rock-N-Water. From learning how to set up the rappel for campers, to how to best help kids find gold through placer mining, we’re learning how to do new things from day one. And we continue to learn throughout our entire season at Rock-N-Water as we improve upon the things we learned when we first arrived. We spend a bit of time each week learning, growing, and refining our skills (in addition to the occasional learning by error). When our seasonal staff head home for the “off season” we want the learning to continue. And so we have a Rock-N-Water Reading Plan.
The reading plan itself is actually pretty simple (read X book, and we’ll pay you Y), but it’s not those logistics that I’m wanting to talk about. Today I want to introduce you to the general idea, and in future posts we’ll look at each book along the way. But don’t worry, these won’t be some Cliff Notes book report on each book. Rather, I’ll hit upon a few highlights from each book – just enough to whet your appetite and to help you decide if maybe its worth a deeper read.
We’ve broken the books down into five main categories, mostly focused on the applicability of a given book to the hands on application of a given job at Rock-N-Water.
Today we just wanted to introduce what will be an ongoing series about books that might be of interest. But if education is what we’re talking about then let’s get into some learning… The Hebrew word ezer is first used to refer to Eve as Adam’s “helper” or “help mate”. Following that, it’s almost exclusively used to refer to God himself as the savior or protector of Israel.
Maybe “help mate” isn’t quite as soft of a term as our western culture has come to think of it.