Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
I am so amazed by the many people so willing to help. My wonderful Aunt Chris, Uncle Mike, Cousins Laura and Michelle and her husband Prentiss took it upon themselves to hold a fundraiser this last weekend that raised the majority of what I need for my plane ticket. Thanks so much to friends and family that donated to the auction and came to the event. It was a great evening and I am so blessed to have such wonderful people in my life. On Sunday I met an artist and her husband, at a pumpkin patch in Goodrich that use's a lost art form called "pointism". All of her art is biblical and she told me that she would like to help raise funding for this trip. She and her husband donate the proceeds of her artwork to help fulfill Gods will. She is speaking at a church this coming weekend about mission trips and has offered to speak at my church as well. She has an amazing testimony that she is eager to share. God is working in amazing ways all around us, we just need to open our eyes and hearts to see.
Excited in Gods Love,
Sunday, October 14, 2007
From left to right: Me, Kathryn, Lisa, Pastor Dale Woods, and Krista. I'm really looking forward to getting to know these wonderful people that God has brought together to help make life better for these orphaned children of Swaziland. God Bless them!
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Excited in Gods Love,
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations” Matthew 28:19
In the past couple of years there have been many changes in my life and in the lives of those I love. Although most of these changes have been difficult, none can compare to witnessing a young man of only 14 years old lose his battle against cancer. My first question was one that many might ask in this situation. How can God allow for this to happen? I had a really rough time with this one and I believe God sent me an angel in the form of a very good friend of mine. She said, it’s not about “us,” we are here to touch the lives of others. We all have a job to do and when that job is finished we are called home to be with God. Our reward is not here, it is with God in heaven. This forced me to take a look at my life and in doing so I have become closer to God. I have found a church that fits my needs spiritually and I have recently found a strong desire to serve others, especially the individuals that can’t seem to help themselves. My heart has been broken by the things that break the heart of God and I welcome that with great passion for there are many great needs in this world, not only locally but globally as well.
As many of you know, God has blessed me with a unique opportunity to serve him in January at a small orphanage with my church, New Covenant Free Methodist (Clio, Michigan), in Swaziland, Africa. We’ve teamed with a local ministry program, Compassionate Life Foundation http://www.james127.org/, which has strong ties with the