Over 7 days, 4,500 delegates streamed through the ATP doors to hear the Word preached at OneLove, Oxygen and Search For Success. Being on staff, I had the privilege to interact with delegates from across the globe and to use my VIP swiper to access the “Restricted” rooms and walk in and out of sessions as I pleased.
From the perspective of a kcc staff, here is the first of 5 things that delegates didn’t necessarily see at OneLove, Oxygen and Search For Success:
1. God’s power through a weary team:
Firstly, most delegates who came to encourage the team, commented on how organised we were. Each time I heard this, I couldn’t help but praise God for enabling the KCC mob to keep-it-all-together.
If you look very closely at the photo above, you may see my tiny little head on the far left of the Concierge Desk. What surrounds me is a tirade of delegates waiting for parking passes, dinner vouchers, replacement name-tags/lanyards and last-minute tickets - all the while our printer is jamming, the phones are ringing and the radios in our ears won’t stop talking!
By the last day of Oxygen, my nose was bleeding, I was falling asleep in random places & I found myself doing inappropriate things…like hugging the speakers without their permission. To top it off, our colleague Steve (the guy running the show) was sick in a hotel.
Amongst the chaos, tears and sleep deprivation, I can testify that God’s Spirit was working powerfully behind the scenes. At critical times, God always provided the extra hands or resources to get the job done.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5