I've been in Amman Jordan for the last few days setting up The KIVU Gap Year internship programs.
If you don't know about The KIVU Gap Year, it's a year long program for Highs School graduates to travel the world, work in different cultures, develop a network of friends around the globe, and most importantly; see a REAL worldview out of the classroom.
In any event, Last night I had a chance to sit down with some of our exchange students who have been at KIVU in the summertime. Sami, Rasha, Reem, Luke and I were at the top of a restaurant overlooking Amman, having the conversation of a lifetime.
We talked about Middle East politics among young professionals, we spoke of career paths for these three bright young people, and we ended with a deep question, "How is God moving in your life?"
After sharing our spiritual growth, it was evident we shared more than just a meal. These three come from different backgrounds, dedicated to their own version of faith, but united under a banner of loving one another.
We didn't have to get into theology differences.
We didn't have to dive into the reasons one is "right" over the other.
We were just 5 friends hanging in out in a place talking about life in the most intimate way. Sharing life together is what humanity is all about.
You know, there are some evenings the world just spins the right direction, and you can catch a small glimpse of what heaving is supposed to look like.
After getting back to our hotel, I was convinced, this is it. Sharing life with our Jordanian friends is about as close to heaven as I can even imagine here on earth.
Before we end our time here and head back to America, it's off to another friend's place of worship. It's gonna be awesome!! Don't miss out, I'm sure God will show up up somehow, and I'll continue the story this evening.
Until then, have a peaceful day.