What a whirlwind of a summer it's been! Kicked off with our biggest RiseFest yet June 16 and 17. Once again I had the honor of emceeing the weekend. It's a blast to introduce artists and interact with our great crowd. This year I was also able to share about my experience in El Salvador with Compassion last November. We had a little bit of weather that caused some delays but all-in-all it was a fantastic weekend. RiseFest ended with a great performance by TobyMac. He's been one of my all-time favorite artists since he was in DC Talk. It was incredible to have him on our stage in Iowa!
After the festival my family and I headed out to Colorado for my wife's family reunion. It was a great few days of getting to know extended family. When the reunion concluded we all stayed in Colorado for a few days of immediate family adventures. It was a blast!
My wife and son went home and dropped me off in Fraser, CO. The Rise on the Road team met me later that day. We had a group of about 40 coming in the next day for a week of service in the Fraser/Granby area. I had the opportunity to co-lead worship for the week. It was a new experience for me! It was an awesome week and a great way to finish my time in Colorado.