The summer after his Freshman year Kyle attended Leadership Quest. On the second to the last night, Kyle remembers having a conversation with his tent-mate Phil. He shared with Phil how he wanted to know, for sure, that God was always there. Phil prayed that Kyle would have the assurance that God was there. Now, three years later, Kyle has only missed 2 nights of reading his Bible since his LQ experience. When I spoke to him recently, he said that the night he prayed with Phil was the last day of his life without truly knowing God was there.
When Kyle describes LQ, he says he remembers how great it was-- every minute. He was able to use his LQ experience as a sermon at church and for an essay in his speech class. Since LQ he has been a leader for his youth group and has helped with the junior high and 5-6th grade ministries at his church.
Last Fall, he was asked to go on a mission trip to Haiti over Spring Break 2012. He wasn’t sure because the trip seemed expensive. He had been saving up some money, but he wondered, was this how he wanted to spend his it? Then, he thought it was selfish to think about it this way. He wanted to trust God to work out the finances. Today he only needs to raise $400 of the $1400 he needs to go on the trip. He knows now, that God is providing.
He describes LQ as the “first log on the fire” for his faith. Since LQ he has traveled on mission trips to Kentucky, Missouri, Virginia, and this spring he knows he will be in Haiti. He says that he can’t imagine his life without LQ. He is still amazed at how just one week can completely turn everything around!
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Kyle Reflects on How God Used Leadership Quest in His Life
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