still smiling a week after the recruiting event

The recruiting event Saturday turned out really, really well for our first time. I told Scott it was one of my top 5 days from the 8-1/2 months of living here. I felt alive and living out who God made me, all in the context of God moving in the hearts of people.

Pray with me for the 13 who came and their next-step decisions before them! We’d sure love to have many of them join us here with Cru, but want — more than even that — that God would make it clear His purpose for them.

My very willing assistant loved helping me set up for the event.
My very willing assistant loved helping me set up for the event.
K-Mart is on a whole 'nother level here and I love that I never know what I'll find there. Scored these great chalkboard signs ($2.50 each!) and candles in what looked like lab beakers ($4 each) for centerpieces on tables.
K-Mart is on a whole ‘nother level here and I love that I never know what I’ll find there. Scored these great chalkboard signs ($2.50 each!) and candles in what looked like lab beakers ($4 each) for centerpieces on tables. All for the desire to transform our very large warehouse room into an inviting space for participants for the day.

The activity I created (out of sheer necessity when I couldn't find anything via friends, colleagues or online) was a fun success!

Everyone got a paper-clipped grouping of 3 different ingredients. Their job, as a group, was to come up with at least 30 different
A highlight for me was the post-lunch interactive activity I created (out of sheer necessity when I couldn’t find quite what I was looking for). I think it was a fun success! Everyone got a paper-clipped grouping of 3 different ingredients. Their job, as a group, was to come up with at least 30 different combinations in only 5 minutes. They could use any combination of the group’s ingredients–whether using a few or many.
They came up with amazing things I'd never thought of including volcanos and lots of various meringues (must be a big Aussie culture food item I didn't know about).
They came up with amazing things I’d never thought of including volcanos and lots of various meringues (must be a big Aussie culture food item I didn’t know about).

Screen shot 2015-06-08 at 8.45.04 PMI ended by saying, “Today we’ve provided some space and time for you to consider how God has made you. Your life is like a mixture of various ‘ingredients.’ By ingredients I mean your experiences, personality, talents, etc. Did you notice that each ingredient can be used in various ways — not just one? Do you think you might have had a smaller brainstormed list had you not consulted anyone else about how your ingredients could be used?

“This exercise was to expose how we can potentially have a narrow view of how we think God might use how He’s wired/created us — and for how long. In your life, that means that there isn’t only one way to live out how God designed you.

“Sure, it could be for a 40-year career in accounting or social work or full-time ministry. Or, it could be for a shorter season. Baking soda on it’s own is just baking soda but, combined with other ingredients, synergy and chemistry happens and a delicious cake emerges. Similarly, we encourage you consider how God might have you invest your life, along with the lives of others, to be part of something much bigger — the Great Commission.

“There are so many opportunities and combinations before you. Now, the big question for you to ask is, ‘Lord, how would You have me steward my life in this next season?’”

4 thoughts on “still smiling a week after the recruiting event

  1. Christina Marquis June 8, 2015 / 11:58 pm

    Great job Angie. Fun to see you using the ingredients in your life in different combination while in Australia.

  2. Janice Trierweiler June 9, 2015 / 12:09 am

    What an encouraging report! I’m so glad that the day was such a success. It is wonderful to hear how God is using you and Scott as you live out your gifts and calling in Australia.

  3. Conda De Vries June 9, 2015 / 5:10 am

    Angie,

    You did an awesome job. I loved hearing your final summary. I’m glad you felt “alive”!

    What a charming assistant you have. 🙂

    *Conda De Vries* Photo Administrator *Worldwide Challenge* magazine 407-826-2395 conda.devries@cru.org worldwidechallenge.org

  4. Ellen Cox June 9, 2015 / 5:35 am

    Great up-date on the Recruitment Event……………………….ingenious, HE has made us, has HE not?

    Blessings and Prayers for a very Fruitful season for HIM.

    Terry and Ellen

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