Tuesday night, 90 partners filled the virtual room to kick off the new year. The evening was filled with inspiration and encouragement.
Drew Boe from Uncommon Sports Group (our March 2018 presenting ministry), started the evening with a brief video update thanking Amplify Mission Network and his mentor, Brian Stage. Brian, an Amplify partner, shared about his experience as a mentor and encouraged others to pursue mentor relationships with the disclaimer that it may end up being the best job you’ll ever love!
Amplify Partner, Morgan Wood, introduced guest Speakers Susie & Kevin Larson, who reminded us to dream big, work hard and pray like we mean it! Through Susie’s personal struggle with Lymes disease, Kevin’s battle with cancer at age 35 and financial challenges as a couple, Susie and Kevin have prevailed. They left behind a lifestyle of striving and traded it for a deeper and richer life found through respecting their limits, embracing their uniqueness, and seeing themselves as part of God’s bigger picture. They left us with the challenge to pray big whopper sized prayers and redefine success through the context of faithfulness and fruitfulness.
We concluded the evening hearing the incredible story of Be Kind 2 People. Be Kind 2 People started with Executive Director Kiley Benson’s own transformation from addiction and homeless…all because of a single act of kindness. In spite of technical difficulties, it was a God story that reminded us how our acts of kindness have the power to bring about profound transformation and hope in other’s lives.