Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kamp Life

I haven't been much a blogger since last spring. We had and exceptional summer at
k2, the best that I have been a part of. God moved mightily. We are ramping up to hit the road for staff recruitment and visiting kamp families around the country. We put this video together to spread the word. Imitation is the greatest form of flattery they say, so we took a spin off the popular youtube video "Dad Life" and the "swagger wagon" (of which the Robbins family now owns) videos.

If you or someone you know would make a great staff member at Kanakuk Kamps of Kids Across America check out our perspective staff page and find out when we will be at a University near you!!">>

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kanakuk Klife Video: Survival of the Fittest: Episode 2

Check out these classic quotes from Episode 2:

"Rex Horton is never going to find the corn dogs in my secret trap door in my sombrero...ever." -Juan

"You can never have too much nasal spray...yeah!!" -Kathy

"Turn the camera off, turn the camera off." -Rex

"Taste like dirt, because it is dirt." -Rex

Friday, March 19, 2010

Kanakuk Klife Video: Survival of the Fittest: Episode 1

Every summer at Kanakuk K2 we create a Kamp Video for Klife. 3 summers ago we did the Krunkicles of Karnia, 2 summers ago we did K2 Musical and last summer we did a series called Survival of the Fittest. We are in the process of dreaming up the Klife video series for this upcoming summer. Let Survival of the Fittest wet your appetite. Ashley and I will be posting the remainder of these videos in the days to come. You can check out here blog for the K2 girls at:

You kiddin me?!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Kanakuk Kamper Michael Aquino goes YARD

Check out the Article above. Michael is from a long time Kanakuk family and is one of my boys from K2. Last night he texted me asking me to pray for his game...his performance makes it look like I have a direct line to the Big Man Himself! (really we all do as long as we don't allow sin to separate us-Jesus is the answer...that's another blog for another day) Anyway, here is Michael's own words he sent to me after the game:
"Last night I was the starting right fielder for the nations biggest high school baseball game. The pitcher for the other team is the nations #1 draft pick for next year. He throws 99mph. I hit a towering home run off him in the 5th inning to break a tie and go up 6-5. Later on in the game the score was 11-11. I come up with two outs, runners on first and third. I swing and miss at the first curveball...I swing and miss at the second curveball...The crowd was going wild...I actually did feel God's presence (my prayer no doubt:) in the box. He throws me another curveball and I hit another homerun to win the game!!!"

That is legit!! You made us proud my friend!

If you are going to go...go Yard.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Ironman Branson: Team Kanakuk

Here is a picture of me training for the Ironman Branson that quickly approaches in September 2010:) As you can see I am training on a jalopy and have some significant body fat to shed in the next months but I am not afraid. I will tell you this, I had my first wipe out on the bike yesterday. I was going about .5mph and just fell over going up a hill. It was awesome and I bled.

Here's the latest update on TEAM KANAKUK. I believe we have between 20-30 Kanakuker's signed up right now with high hopes of 50 plus. However, I did hear that there were only 500 spots left last week. So If you would like to enjoy some pain flavored lactic acid for 6-10 hours next September step up to the plate and sign up for the Ironman Branson. Let me know when you do and I will let you in on all the perks of being a part of TEAM KANAKUK. The official event sight is below.

K2 tri-athletes drink pain like it's Strawberry Milk.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Where are my cookies?!

Every morning at Kanakuk we start the day off with prayer. This morning I walked into the prayer room to find some of those coconut girl scout cookies-samoas I think they are called. They are my favorite girl scout cookie however each scumtous bite was tinged with a little bitterness...

On 4 occasions, yes 4, I have prepaid for my cookies and have yet to receive a single one...

Summer 2004. 1930 Hermosa Beach Ave, Hermosa Beach, CA: A sweet, little neighbor girl comes knocking on my door selling girlscout cookies. I order 2 boxes of samoas and she responds that will be $8. I'm like, "now?" Little girls responds boldly, "yeah, now". Days, weeks and months pass by...looking out the window, waiting by the door, wondering, "Where are my cookies?"

Spring 2005. At an address I can't remember, Hollister, MO: A red-headed neighbor girl knocks on the door selling girl scout cookies, once again. I briefly hesitate because of my past experience but assume the best in this bold salesgirl. I order 2 boxes of samoas and fork over the cash. Once again, the days eclipse into weeks and months and the red-headed girl is never to be seen again. "Where are my cookies?!"

Spring 2007. Woodland Hills Community Church, Branson, MO: A Friend of mine approaches me and asks me to buy some cookie dough his daughter is selling. Caught off guard and in a moment of vulnerability I cough up the money. But this time I was giving it to an adult...surely this was safe bet. Still no cookie dough..."Where are my cookies?!?"

Winter 2009. Kanakuk Kamps, Branson, MO: An unnamed colleague is selling cookies for his church. I even get a little sample. Having been burnt 3 times prior I didn't even expect to ever see the guessed it, 3 months later-still no cookies. "Where are my cookies?!?!??!??!!!!???!???!??????????!!!"

where are my cookies?