The Power of Community

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It's happening all over the world.
The tight bonds of friendship weaving strong chords of togetherness
It's happening in camps, schools, and workplaces.
The ability to share common activities, common thoughts, and ultimately common life with one another. 

It's the power of community.

I was deep in conversation yesterday with one of our staff guys, "This place is like what Jesus talked about when He spoke of The Kingdom of Heaven like a mustard seed." And he was right.

Remember the parable Jesus spoke, ""The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and
planted in his field. Though
it is the smallest of all your seeds, yet when it grows, it is the
largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the
air come and perch in its branches." (Matthew 13:31-32)  

That's what happens when a community, focused on God, begins to allow the small seeds to take root. 

It's a small connection with others.
It's a new adventure shared by a group of people.
It's a realization that God is working in lives individually, and communally.

And before you know it…the mustard seed produces a giant tree to provide shade, shelter, and covering for many.

I'm honored to serve as a little mustard seed planter.  Our goal isn't to convince people to think a certain way.  It's not to twist anyone's arm to believe how we believe.  Our sole reason for being out here in Colorado is to plant mustard seeds. 

Seeds of hope.
Seeds of change.
Seeds of forgiveness.
Seeds of mercy.
Seeds that will help teenagers understand God's plan for their lives. 
Seeds that will grow into full grown trees where they too can model God's love for others. 

I wish you could join us.
There's plenty of trees growing today, which gives me hope for the future. 

Come see what's going on at…

http://www.campkivu.com
http://www.kivutoday.blogspot.com

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