Many of you who came to Jamaica this summer saw our 2016 IQuest team sporting around bright yellow shirts with this saying written on the back. Funny enough, only a few people stopped to ask what those words meant. These words are Greek in origin and we copied them from a great book we recommend everyone with students and young adults read called Artificial Maturity by Tim Elmore.
This year’s interns came with lots of Ginosko but needed more Oida for balance. As with most young adults and students living in America, they have access to the internet and information overload from our tech culture, while at the same time, their lives are very guarded by parents who love them and want to protect them. Unfortunately, this sometimes leads to lots of “Ginosko” (knowledge) but without the “Oida” (experience).
It was a joy watching God do some fast work in the lives of young adults who had the courage to sign up for a 78-day grueling summer. IQuest is a life-changing experience. It takes guts and grit to graduate from the ACE IQuest Program, and these interns saw it through to the end.
We leave you with this quote from the Poor Richard’s Almanac: “The great goal of becoming what one is capable of becoming can be achieved only by those willing to pay the price, and the price always involves sacrifice, discomfort, unpleasantness, and yes, even pain…”
Congratulations to Libby, Olivia, Daniel, Lucas, and Wayde for staying the course and making their mark in this ministry. We look forward to seeing you back soon!!