Well yesterday I traveled to the charming, spring break get away Lake Havasu City to do some Boyce recruiting. This is actually a quite a long way to travel. If everyone one gets their Arizona atlas out they would notice that LHC is just about on the California border. Towards the eastern New Mexico border are three cities: Payson, Snowflake, and Show Low. These three cities make and imaginary triangle. With the assistance of an magnifying glass you might be able to locate the microscopic community of Heber/Overgaard in the center of the said triangle. It takes about five and a half hours to drive to LHC one way, and in a daring feat of insanity we decided to go there and back in one day.
The recruiting was pretty much a smashing success. When recruiting for Boyce College the real trick is finding people who don't respond violently when you ask them if they are interested in going into the ministry. Most people find the idea of devoting one's life to God incredibly offensive. But as soon as they told us in our Big Ten meeting to think of churches in our home state to hit up over Christmas break one church instantly came to mind: Calvary Baptist, LHC. I met these kids over the summer at Arizona Southern Baptist youth events such as Make Waves (waterpark + youth rally) and ZONA YUTH KAMP (held in Point Loma, California). Well basically its a huge youth mostly made up of hardcore kids that besides really knowing how to cut a two-step in a pit are also pretty hardcore for Christ. Basically every other kid I talked to wanted to go into some kind of ministry, mostly youth ministry, not surprising since they have one of the most amazing youth groups I have ever seen.
Well this may come as surprise to most of you but London Bridge, yes the one of nursery rhyme fame, actually resides in Lake Havasu City. Don't ask me how or why they imported the bridge from merry old England all the way to Arizona, but the fact is it makes a pretty good tourist trap. Yep, Arizona has more then just the Grand Canyon to make tourists pull over and spend their money. In fact we also have the Petrified Forest, Meteor Crater, the Painted Desert, and represent one fourth of Four Corners. But expect to see some pretty sweet shots of the bridge pretty soon on my facebook. Well I'll be back in Kentucky in less then a week.