Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The Ultimate Source

We begin this new year with of course, another venture. The mean of the word venture is essentially: a risky or daring journey- One must be up for an adventure, willing to take risks, and expecting a whole lot of growth to come. The opportunities are endless for the Venture students to grow or be as challenged as they are willing to step out. When asked, “What do you think ‘Venture’ means”, they responded with some great ideas. “To venture into something new; taking what you learned and putting it to the test”. Or, “to go into the unknown, to explore, to step out of your comfort zone.”

Many of them expect the challenges ahead with confidant anticipation that the Lord will grow them through it. Pray for them as they begin. Pray that their hearts will be good soil, and will understand God’s word spoken to them as well as the experiential lessons He has in store for them.

Our first experience we all shared together was an orientation trip to Glacier national park. The purpose of the trip was to spend fun time together after the summer apart, as well as go through orientation for the school year. As you can see from the pictures, we had a great time doing some rafting, bridge jumping, and mountain hiking!

Currently we are in the first week of the 2011/2012 school year. Students are here and relationships are already forming. As you think of us pray that John 15:1-11 would be our focus. Glorifying God through dwelling with Christ and our fruit would be from the ultimate source, the True Vine.