THE POWER OF QUESTIONS, DAY 5

Questions are often more powerful than comments because they force us to evaluate ourselves. Take a few minutes each day between now and Thanksgiving to do a little self evaluation. May the eyes of your heart be opened to see and understand the Lord more clearly and may you have the courage to change where prompted. 
 

QUESTION 4: If money wasn't an issue, what would you do with your life?

THE POWER OF QUESTIONS, DAY 4

Questions are often more powerful than comments because they force us to evaluate ourselves. Take a few minutes each day between now and Thanksgiving to do a little self evaluation. May the eyes of your heart be opened to see and understand the Lord more clearly and may you have the courage to change where prompted. 
 

QUESTION 4: When was your last transformational shift?

THE POWER OF QUESTIONS, DAY 3

Questions are often more powerful than comments because they force us to evaluate ourselves. Take a few minutes each day between now and Thanksgiving to do a little self evaluation. May the eyes of your heart be opened to see and understand the Lord more clearly and may you have the courage to change where prompted. 
 

QUESTION 3: If finances reveal the desire of your heart, what does your bank account say you worship?

THE POWER OF QUESTIONS, DAY 2

Questions are often more powerful than comments because they force us to evaluate ourselves. Take a few minutes each day between now and Thanksgiving to do a little self evaluation. May the eyes of your heart be opened to see and understand the Lord more clearly and may you have the courage to change where prompted. 
 

QUESTION 2: When do you feel most alive?

THE POWER OF QUESTIONS, DAY 1

Questions are often more powerful than comments because they force us to evaluate ourselves. Take a few minutes each day between now and Thanksgiving to do a little self evaluation. May the eyes of your heart be opened to see and understand the Lord more clearly and may you have the courage to change where prompted. 

 

QUESTION 1 : What is more valuable: a rested soul or a rested body?

Top 5 Reasons to Work With WayForward This Summer

1. Serve in a purposeful community of believers and be known and loved by the people around you.

"I became an Intern because I loved the idea of getting to serve others with a team of awesome people that were serious about being part of the Lord's work." - Hannah Tessaro, 2016 Intern 

2. Be part of God changing lives on trail. 

"You get to experience a lot of cool change in the lives of the people you get to guide and the people you get to work beside at Base Camp." - Reed Bartley, 2017 Intern 

3. Be challenged and refined. 

"The area I grew the most as a summer intern was my perspective on serving. I found that the Lord does not want us to serve men, but rather serve Him as a living sacrifice. Roman 12:1 helped me throughout my time with WayForward." - Layne Allison, 2017 Intern 

4. Live in the mountains all summer. 

"It was incredible being out in God's creation over the summer. It is a constant reminder of His beauty, majesty and goodness." - Elijah McKinney, 2016 and 2017 Intern 

5. Use your gifts to contribute to a growing ministry. 

"I loved getting to come in with my unique gifts and experiences and use them to grow and benefit this ministry. I think I have the gifts of service and worship and really loved seeing how they grew and blessed WayForward throughout the summer months." - Hope Slack, 2017 Intern 

I Needed This

Nearly 600 people have hiked, slept and climbed on a WayForward trip.

When they arrive back at base camp we get the fresh, off the trail, perspective. The experiences rock, the lessons are refreshing, and the smell of their underarms is... alright. The one statement I hear more than anything else is "I needed this." 

It doesn't matter our age or gender, our hearts share a common desire to be still and present with God. We live in a world that is growing busier by the day. The neglect of our souls thirst for rest cannot be ignored without consequences.

How is it that someone can hike for five days, spend the night on the ground and feel rested at the end of the week?

 Rest is a heart issue not a physical one.

When distractions and busyness are removed, the desires of our heart can finally be heard.

5 Excuses That Should Never Keep You off the Trail

1. "I don’t have enough time"

While being busy is a very real thing for all of us, waiting for an opportune time where everything frees up is unrealistic. C.S. Lewis stated in his essay Learning in War-Time, "If we let ourselves, we shall always be waiting for some distraction or other to end before we can really get down to our work. The only people who achieve much are those who want knowledge so badly that they seek it while the conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come". Most of the time we do not think we have enough time simply because we prioritize our time towards other things we believe are more important.

2. "I don’t have enough money"

If you truly desire to go on a trip and money is the only thing stopping you, we don't want it to stop you! That's why we have payment plans and scholarships. We believe this trip is valuable for everyone. If there is a strong desire but an inability to finance the trip, then let's find time for an individual conversation.

3. "I’m not fit enough"

If your doctor clears you for this kind of trip, you are fit enough. We've had people from every level of fitness embark on this adventure. While we cannot promise it will be easy, we believe you are fully capable of a trip this summer.

4. "I don’t want to leave my kids"

Leaving kids can be extremely difficult, but becoming a better father and mother to those kids is worth it. Laura Rhoades commented the trail "has helped me be a better mom," and Adam Anderly explained his trip "brought me back a better man, a better husband and a better father." This trip is not just for you, but it's for the people around you as well (especially your kids!).

5. "I’ll go next year for sure"

Who knows what will happen next year! As explained in number one, there is rarely an opportune time where your life forms the perfect conditions for you to do something like this. There's no better time than the present. Why wait next year when God might be calling you out to the trail now?

Big News from WayForward Adventures!

With only 14 days before our first trip, we are so excited to share some big news with you about how God has answered a prayer with big implications for the future (see video below)!

Quick summary: WayForward has been granted long term / priority-use permits in Southwest Colorado! This means 2900 user days, potential for 60 trips a summer, and grateful hearts for everyone who is on this journey with us.