What an incredible past few weeks! These past days at Qwanoes have been so jam packed I have so much to share with you all. First and foremost, the students have officially graduated and are now moving into the next season of life. That is why although the program has come to an end here, the journey for them is really just beginning. We talk all year how the program does not just exist for the year itself, but rather for every year that follows. So it brought us great joy to see everyone finish so strongly, and we are so excited to see where God will bring them all next.
|Kaleo Program 2014|
I put together a short film showcasing some of our memories from the year.
On thursday the 17th last week at 3pm all of the students graduated! It was an amazing time of celebration, and also bitter sweet because we knew our time was coming to a close. We are so excited to see what God has next for these amazing leaders, the potential moving out of the program this year alone is massive. This is truly a group who allowed God to do some transforming work in their lives, and will go forth and serve many in love for the glory of his name.
I am going to share a few pictures from our grad day, and then share some of our last moments together in the Kaleo program.
|Wednesday we held a reception to meet all the parents of the students.|
So to finish off this post I am going to share a few pictures giving a snapshot of some of our adventures in the days leading up to graduation.
We went indoor and outdoor rock cimbing!
The students also helped to run an amazing Jr's Retreat!
The weekend right before graduation we had a closing retreat to reflect on the year, and also encourage the students going forward. We stayed at a beautiful cabin called The Knoll.
I will cherish and value this year and the students for the rest of my life. The amazing opportunity to walk alongside this group of young men and woman, who continue through all things strive to surrender their hearts to the shaping work of Christ, has brought me immense joy! The students of Kaléo 2014 have blessed me greatly with their immense creativity, immeasurable passion and most importantly their zeal for the Lord.
|Levi VanderKwaak, a Kaleo Program intern and the writer of this years blog.|