Over the past 30 years I have been privileged to lead and be on some amazing adventures with some amazing people.
From deep sea fishing with my wife in the Pacific Ocean / mountain biking in Mexico, the Iditirod trail in Alaska and Arizona / climbing Half Dome in Yosemite / fishing the amazing waters of Canada / getting to Espejo Peak in the Venezuelan Andes @15,633 ft / scuba diving and canoeing the Ozarks / hiking into the Grand Canyon or riding a bike across Iowa … all of these adventures had one thing in common. Friends to enjoy it with.
It is amazing how you get to know someone when you get out of your routine. Being in the outdoors helps open doors to new and lasting relationships with family and friends.
When John Muir said; “most people live on the earth not in it”, I think he nailed it by describing how easy it is to miss an amazing place called planet earth. We live on the only living planet in the universe, (that we know of), with 7 billion other people. What a shame to miss out on the greatest gift in the universe, people and the planet we live on.
The adventure is great! But it is amazing when it is experienced with people of like hearts and passion.
If you are reading this blog, you are a member of an elite group. A group of adventure types that love being outside the walls of a mall or structure that has your view clouded by ceilings and walls.
We believe that God gave us the outdoors to help us see the bigger picture He has designed for us.
Church settings are nice but the roof is to low. God took Abraham of the Old Testament outside his tent and told him to look up at the stars in the sky and God told him that his offspring would outnumber the stars. What God did is just as significant as what he said. He led Abraham outside for an object lesson that he would never forget. Why did God take him outside? Because inside the tent, Abraham’s vision of God and God’s amazing future for him was limited. He could not see the potential of God’s promises displayed against the backdrop of God’s creation.
God wanted him to get a glimpse of just how big a God he was. Taking Abraham outside was God’s way of telling him not to put limits and ceilings on what God wanted to do through him and for him.
Get yourself outside yourself and mix it up with some good friends or good strangers for a change…. Get outside and adventure yourself.
Here are a few opportunities we are putting together over the next year for you to connect through some amazing adventure trips.
Upcoming trips in 2012/13
Connection Expeditions – Marriage Adventure May 2012 – Sedona, Arizona
Connection Expeditions – Grand Canyon Adventure September 2012 – Grand Canyon National Park
Connection Expeditions – Yosemite National Park/Halfdome- September 2013
For more outdoor adventures contact Pastor Steve Lummer @ 928-710-0750 or go to Connections web site at: http://www.connectionexpedition.com/