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18 August 2011

Darth Vader Vs. Asher

This is my nephew Asher. When he was born, he had too much fluid in his brain. Thanks to modern medicine, he was able to survive this life threatening condition. Now he is the most vibrant, lively, and kindhearted child you'll ever meet.

We've always connected. Even before he was two years old, we would watch basketball and play soccer together. When I lived in Chicago, I would come up to visit every few weeks. Asher would always greet me with "Unka Pow!" and kisses.

This wasn't possible after I moved to Colorado. It had been eight months since I had seen my niece and nephews, and I showed up as Darth Vader to surprise Asher at his Star Wars themed 4th birthday party. Watch the video below (Asher's smile at 1:37 is priceless).

10 August 2011

The Midwest Quest: Week 1

Hi. My name is Paul Kitchener. That is the primary reason I named this blog "The Paul Kitchener Blog". Right now, I am in the middle of a journey through some of the Midwestern states. I have made some connections and God has made others. Everywhere I've gone, kindhearted people have graciously welcomed me!

Where has Week 1 taken me? Let me tell you...and show you (Denver, CO -- Denton, NE -- Greenwood, NE -- Sabetha, KS -- Lawrence, KS -- Kansas City, KS -- Abilene, KS).

thank you:
First off, a huge thank you to everyone who I stayed with or invited me into their home (Heppners, Josephine Howard, Tramps, Phyllis Strahm, Kings, Halls, Felbushes, Campbells, and Books) and the churches that allowed me to present my ministry (Cornerstone Bible and Community Bible)!

Here are just a few of the people investing in my life and ministry that I had the privilege of seeing this last week:

Josephine Howard Duane & Kathie Tramp Phyllis Strahm

Felbushes Campbells

I told my partnership development coach with TWR about my time with Josephine Howard. She asked if I'd record a little video of me telling the story. Here is the story of this godly woman.

I had incredible opportunities to give my presentation at Cornerstone Bible Church in Morrill, KS and Community Bible Church in Abilene, KS! There's nothing like having your organization's logo on your shirt to make you feel official! :) Here are some pics:

I knew it'd be a lot of fun catching up with people this week! However, I had some unexpected entertainment in addition to all the fellowship. I met up with Ben Crist, frontman of the incredible worship band The Glorious Unseen, in Kansas City. Check out a phenomenal song called "The Love of God" he recently performed HERE. Anyways, I just happened to be there on the first night of the first ever Kanrocksas festival, and he had an extra ticket.

Another fun experience was getting to fly in a powered parachute for the first time! Monte Felbush took me 1,200 feet into the air, and it was awesome!

Here we are taking off:

I lived in the Abilene area for two years growing up (4th grade and 9th grade), so I stopped by some of my old stomping grounds. These pics will be incredibly unnecessary and boring for 99.5% of you, but here they are! Ha.

Times I have nearly died on this trip thus far: 2
People I've seen resembling Chewbacca: 0, but hoping for more

Kansas is known for its crazy weather. One night, lightning lit up the sky nonstop for two hours. It looked like a war was going on in the farmlands of northern Kansas.

It's been a great start to the Midwest trip. Up next: Wichita, KS, Waukesha, WI, and Chicago, IL. If you live anywhere near these places, let's meet up for coffee or something!

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09 August 2011


Josephine is one of the most inspirational people I've ever met. Her passion for her Savior and serving others was joyfully evident in each word she spoke. I feel so blessed to have met her and to have someone like her so involved in my life and ministry!