Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The Wrap-up.

The Experience team left directly from Deep Camp to begin "Wander Week" which took us all over the country, with a lot of God encounters on the way.  The week was specifically designed to be a mystery, so though we can't share many details here, the students were engaged in a number of unique experiences that allowed them to witness God's creativity in people and in creation.  

After a full week of traveling and camping, everyone was pretty excited to get back to Denver.  The last week of the Experience was spent exploring some of the unique ways that God created each of the students, and dreaming and casting vision for what the future years may hold. Toward the end of the week, the students spent some time re-visiting the objectives they had listed at the beginning of the program, for what they hoped to see happen during the summer - and the night ended in a spontaneous time of intense praise and worship as we all got to marvel at the work that God did, meeting everyone in what He had placed on their hearts from the beginning.  A repeating comment throughout that evening was - "the Lord knows us so well!"

The summer experience ended in a joyful graduation ceremony on Saturday, July 16th.  People from all over the country came in to celebrate and join in launching the Experience graduates.  
Praise God for a summer that was so full of brokenness, healing, vision, and movement!  
Praise God for the 19 lives that are now being sent out all over the country!
Praise God that this is only the beginning.....

Monday, July 4, 2011

Deep Camp - 2

Here are a few more moments captured during Deep Camp...

 Deep Camp ended with much celebration as the students were sent out to Love God and Love People as Laborers for Christ!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Deep Camp has been so full of God moving in the hearts of the students and staff! God has been answering our prayers for more of Him, more of His will, more of His glory...multiplied! All glory is due His name! 

Here are a couple of pictures from this week's sessions...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Deep Camp

After 2 and a half weeks overseas, our team was happy to hit the ground back in Denver, and be re-united with the rest of the KBM staff.  We returned around the same time that 16 days, another one of KBM's training opportunities for high school students, was finishing up, so we were blessed to get to know some of those students as well.  We also got to share with them the celebration in their graduation ceremony, and be a part of launching them as they prepared to return home.  
Praise God for more laborers being sent out! 

In a very quick turnaround, the team prepared for the next adventure and headed up into the mountains to run a 5-day camp for high school students, called Deep Camp.  This is KBM's third year running this camp which is specifically designed to push students outside of their comfort zones and into places of deeper intimacy with God.  This year, the camp is being held in the Rocky Mountains, so we are blessed to be in a location that naturally ushers everyone into a place of worship, as each time you step outside you are greeted by stunning views and panoramas of the mountains that are surrounding us.  The Experience students are taking the reins this week, emceeing the morning and evening sessions, leading small group discussions, and orchestrating team activities.  There are times set aside throughout the week for them to be in classrooms with speakers, as well as to engage in a team building exercise separate from the rest of the camp, so they are continually being poured into as they are also pouring out.  

Last night the camp kicked off with Adrian Despres hitting hard a message on sin and repentance.   He challenged everyone to take a good look at their sin, and understand the weight of even the small stuff, which Christ fully took on as He hung from the cross.  There was an invitation to deal with sin and leave it at the cross that very night - to confess and repent and be prepared to enter into the rest of the week with a clean slate.  The response was incredible - many found themselves on their knees, or on their face, confessing sin before God and before each other and claiming freedom.

From there, the speakers will be calling the students to greater levels of intimacy with God, and challenging them to go out and participate in the Great Commission.  Please pray with us for the movement of the Holy Spirit - in the lives of campers, students, speakers and staff alike.  Pray that hearts would be open, and that deep work would be done that wouldn't easily be shaken upon returning home.  Pray for this week to be not just a camp high, but a launching point.

To Him be all glory, praise and honor!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Tomorrow morning we leave for our return flight to Denver. The time has continued to be filled with evidence of God's hand. For now, we wanted to share some images of what these past days have held.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day in Haiti

Sunday's in Haiti are beautiful and a reminder of what it is to Sabbath. This morning the team traveled to participate in a Haitian service at a local church. We had the opportunity to sing a couple of songs and it seems that the team's presence was a blessing and encouragement to the community there.

This afternoon has been restful. Before lunch, we spent time praying together - for the Haitians, for team unity, for our fathers (we love you dads!) and seeking God for more of Him, more of His glory, more of His will. After lunch we had another round of sharing life stories, hearing and believing that God has been intentional with our journeys and will use them for His glory. As this post is being written, the team is sitting around a large table, guitars pulled out, the Irvine family gathered with us, worshiping together. This house that sits on a hill overlooking the city of Port au Prince is resounding with worship and adoration of the Creator of our universe.

Day and night they never stop saying: “‘Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” Whenever the living creatures give glory, honor and thanks to him who sits on the throne and who lives for ever and ever, 10 the twenty-four elders fall down before him who sits on the throne and worship him who lives for ever and ever. They lay their crowns before the throne and say:
“You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being.”
Revelation 4:8-11


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Arrival in Haiti

Wednesday was spent traveling from 6am until 8pm - a long day. But a good day. The AC on the bus was wonderful as we traveled across the DR into Haiti. The border crossing went extremely smooth and we were only two hours behind our scheduled arrival time!

Dan and Joy Irvine welcomed us in Port au Prince and took us to our home for the next 7 days, the Lakay Eli House. It's a beautiful place, full of peace. Today has been a slow day, full of rest. Originally, a project was planned for right after lunch, but because of the weather and other unforeseen things that came up, it was delayed. The extra time gave the team time to rest and spend some time with God.

As we transition, we are excited to see what God has in store in these next few days!