YOSEMITE, Calif. (BP)--With a flashlight in hand, TruthQuest member Katie Rice Royals, 17, swings her backpack over her shoulder, grabs her sleeping bag and heads toward the camping site at Yosemite National Park. The sun is setting behind the Sequoia-adorned mountains and this seasoned outdoorswoman from Jackson, Miss., said she is closer to God because of the scenery around her.
"There is something about not having any manmade things accessible like TV or radio. I feel like I am closer to God by being surrounded by his creation," said the Mississippi College freshman. "There is nothing here to distract me.
"Being surrounded by nature such as Yosemite takes my breath away. I often wonder how anyone can look at a place such as Yosemite and say there is not a God." Read More