Monday, May 16, 2011
The Experience 2011!!!
After many months of prayer and preparation, we finally made it to the week leading up to the launch of the 2011 Experience training program! In just a few short days, we will be thrilled to welcome a team of 20 students with whom we will be sharing life in deep and intense ways over the next 55 days. Although we will be meeting many of them for the first time when they hit the ground in Colorado, God has already moved in mighty ways to stitch a sense of family deeply into this team, and it feels more like we are looking forward to a long-awaited family reunion. As we have talked and prayed with each student, we have seen God moving in incredible ways and we are confident that He has a specific and beautiful plan in mind for us as a team and for each individual. God has clearly been moving in hearts already, and it is exciting to watch His hand move and see that it is not just about a summer program - but about the work the God has been doing and will continue to do, which this "Experience" is simply threaded into.
Please pray with us as we enter into this summer. Pray for us as a staff, as we continue learning to fix our eyes on Jesus, and to simply point to Him. Pray for the students, as they are boldly preparing to leave friends and family and familiarity for 55 days to enter into God's plan for them this summer. Pray for all of us, for a deeper awareness of the Kingdom of God as we explore it in the coming months.
When God called Moses to lead His people out of Egypt, Moses asked the question that many of us have asked as well -
"Who am I?"
Who are we to be called and used by God? Who are we to dive into the mysteries of God and think we can come out alive? Who are we to join the effort to advance the Kingdom?
The beauty of the question is in God's response. He does not comfort Moses, and describe all of the really awesome and unique things that he was designed with, and He does not spell out the specific attributes of Moses that somehow makes him the best choice for this mission.
He simply says: "I WILL BE WITH YOU."
And that is all we need.
May we rest in that truth more every day.