This was our picture a couple of years ago when the whole staff came to KIVU for training. It was Memorial Day, snow was still on the mountains, and the college students eagerly awaiting campers from all over the world.
Today is THAT DAY AGAIN.
College Students from all over the U.S. are descending on KIVU today. By this evening, we'll have close to 100 staff members ready to learn what it means to live the KIVU culture, and what a culture it is.
Last month I went to a wedding in Oklahoma City.
Almost 70 former KIVU staff and campers were there in support of this wonderful couple.
As I sat looking around at the interactions between people, I saw something special. The KIVU folks weren't talking about their major, their school, or their social life. They were talking about issues they remembered praying for when they served here at this location. They were sharing the joys of marriage to the one's they met while being in ministry here. They were talking for hours on end about life's issues and how they could help one another.
I've never met a crew like this anywhere in the world. They take serious Jesus' words when He said, "A new commandment I give you. Love One Another. The World will know you are my disciples by the way you Love One Another."
Sure we have fights.
We work through personality issues.
We have normal squabbles.
But in the end, I've never been a part of a group who exhibit the Love of God more clearly to each other.
The new crew starts training today.
I can't wait to share the stories with you.