Tuesday, October 14, 2008

22.09.08-14.10.08

I know, I know. I said every two weeks and it has been atleast three. Forgive me.

Amazing Trek

The name describes it all. Think Amazing Race meets Survivor. Three teams up at 5:30am on the run for the prize of $50.00 gift certificate from Walmart...each! For thirteen hours we raced around Abbotsford completing tasks such as: find the needle in the haystack, eat indian food at the Sikh temple, beat the college team at volleyball and complete the Chilliwack corn maze in record time. The list goes on and the brilliance of the planning committee needs to be commended in the highest respects.

Everything

"'Come, be my disciples, and I will show you how to fish for people!' And they left their nets at once and went with him." (Mark 1:17-18)

God has been teaching me to give up everything: my pride, my fear of failure, my control over things and the list goes on and on. God doesn't want part of me, half of me, or 99.9% of me. He wants my everything right now. Go big or go home.

My Family

I presumed that as the weeks drew on, my relationships would grow more and more stagnant, not to reflect on the people here but rather what I supposed the natural outcome of twenty people living together for 24/7 would be. Boy was I wrong. I find my conversations excavating deeper with everyone, learning and falling in love (in an “I-signed-a-contract” kind of way) with the people who have opened themselves up to me.

I cannot express how infatuated I am with my team. It is such an open and honest place and as each person presents themselves as vulnerable and humble, ironically, the stronger we become. I don't think you understand how awesome each person is. Just imagine the might of Robocop, the humour of Mrs. Doubtfire and the sincerity of Snow White all in one team. God has truly knit us together through love (Colossians 2:2-3).

Thanksgiving

During my birthday and Thanksgiving I reflected on how blessed I am. My funds have come in and I am set to go, my family and friends continue to spoil me and God is forever gracious. Thank you all for loving me so unconditionally.

I leave November 1st at 1:00am.

That's all for now.

3 comments:

LeahA said...

Amazing Trek... I remember that.. the time we did it we didnt get to do it with your team members ( like my montreal team) and the people i was placed with faught the entire time..it was chaotic but awesomly fun !

VAL.VAL.VAL. said...

Kenzi! I don't know how long it takes to get to Thailand but I imagine you're either there or insanely close! I can't wait for you to update your blog, come on now woman, i don't think once every two weeks is enough for me becuase you're always in my thoughts and I'm always wondering how you're doing, all those thousands of miles away from here.
You know you're always in my prayers, in my thoughts and in my heart. I love you to bits.
I CAN'T WAIT TO READ YOUR UPDATED BLOG!
Love, love, love!
Valeria.

Rosanna Toews said...

Hi beautiful Kenzi - I found your blog... looking forward to stopping by often.

Thinking of you often these last days. Trusting you are feeling God's nearness and care.

Much love to you dear one.