Between the semesters, Francois had the opportunity to co-lead the Crossings trip for graduating seniors. With a group of 9 students, they paddled the 10,000 islands area of the Everglades. Using coastal kayaking as a metaphor to think of wisdom and navigating the transition out of college into the work world. It was a fantastic trip with fantastic students. In the quiet space and conversations, student had chances to reflect and pray about their callings and how to approach the work world. Allie, a student from Point Park University, had this to say about her experience on the trip:
|Allie on the right|
"My experience on Crossings has been such a blessing from God! This unique trip has prepared me with confident peace about what is to come next in my life after graduation. Being in such a deserted atmosphere for the week forced me to embrace the love from God and listen to His perfect wisdom. I was fortunate to encounter loving fellowship with the highly trained leaders and students. And of course, the breath-taking journey through the Everglades was a time that I will never forget. I am incredibly grateful for having the opportunity to attend Crossings and feel as though CCO XD has exceeded their goal of transforming college students to transform the world."
|Teaching kayak navigation to illustrate the transition to work life|
What a blessing to walk alongside students in this important and formative time of their lives.