The day after I arrived in Germany, I had the opportunity to go to Lausanne, Switzerland for the Western European regional celebration of Youth With A Mission's 50th anniversary. It was incredible! Admittedly, it was a bit much to be trying to catch up on jet lag while embarking on a 16-hour drive (one way) with almost 200 people in tow. In the end, it was totally worth it. Not only is Switzerland breathtakingly beautiful, hearing about the past fifty years of YWAM ministry from the founders, Lauren and Darlene Cunningham, themselves was a blessing. As a new staff member, it was so great to really get a feel for the vision of YWAM---past, present, and future---and inspiring to hear all that God's doing in our grassroots ministries worldwide. Not to mention it gave me the opportunity to get to know some of the 135 incredible Discipleship Training School students who arrive a couple of weeks before I did! All-in-all, a weekend well spent.