I've often pondered the value of Summer Adventure Experiences compared to other options families have to choose. There's Sports Camps, Music Camps, even School Camps (yuck), that vie for the summer time seemingly to be shortened each year. I know first hand the value of a retreat, but I'm always wondering what sets some facilities a part from others.
Some Camps boast of luxury accommodations, while others keep the rustic life alive.
Some are trying to provide technology awareness, while others want to fast from technology.
Some camps are super spiritual, others not at all.
Well, I've got a new project that is starting to gain traction on a Global Stage.
Last year I began asking questions like, "How can we provide the MOST impact in the programs we facilitate." For the last 13 years, we've brought mainly Christian teenagers to come and understand their faith from an experiential, academic, and relational level. I function well in that environment.
But I ran into some friends who were interested in knowing more. They were students from Bethlehem and Jordan, the heartbeat of the Middle East. They are interested in coming to play in Colorado, and go through our program explaining Jesus.
We invited 10 students to come last year, and they were excited about participating. We welcomed them into our facility with open arms, open hearts, and open spirits. We shared what we believed, and had GREAT conversations about some of the differences they believed. It was absolutely life changing. I met with the kids in Amman Jordan, still smiling and telling nostalgic stories of their time at KIVU.
This year we have 50 kids interested in the program.
50 kids buying plane tickets.
50 kids camp tuition
50 kids eating, laughing, an interacting in a place where spiritual matters can be discussed without any threat on either side.
It's AMAZING to watch Christian Teenagers explain their faith, and then hear from people who live in a totally different environment. It's TOTAL learning, and challenging for both sides.
We've got the equipment, the staff, and the tested program. All we need are financial partners to help sponsor students to come.
If you or your sphere of influence might be interested in sponsoring students from Bethlehem and Jordan to come to Colorado this summer...
If you would be interested in launching a new process to invest in future leadership between two cultures....
If you find yourself wanting to play a part in the bigger narrative of Global Events, but you just don't know how...
100% of your donations are going directly to KIVU in order that we might facilitate an exchange program between two groups of teenagers in desperate need to make friends. It's Tax Deductible. Easy online. And you can give any amount from $10 - $50K.
If you're tired of people talking about Peace and relationships and you want to make a difference, join our team of dedicated staff who are Changing the World, one heartbeat at a time. Come Sponsor a Student, and Join Us at KIVU! http://www.crowdrise.com/brokeringpeaceatkivu/fundraiser/ahavaministries