Thursday, April 29, 2010


So, I have some exciting news. I've been waiting to tell people because I wanted to make sure that it would work out, and after Monday, I saw that it would. It is now official--From June 2 to June 13 I'll have the opportunity to serve our Lord with my home church in Columbus in Corumba, Brazil.

Brazil. South America. New continent. New Adventures.

I don't even know what to think about this all. I am not new to the "mission" trip scene--after all, I did have the opportunity to serve overseas for 5 months in Germany (anyone who has met me or read this blog knows about that, haha). So that also shows that I'm not new to leaving the country, nor doing it for reasons that are beyond my understanding. What IS new is the fact that I'm going to a continent that isn't Europe, that isn't westernized, that speaks a language I know nothing of... and will be completely out of my comfort zone.

Oddly enough, I know nothing about this city I will be visiting. What I do know is that a helping hand, mind, voice, etc. is always needed and my summer was oddly vacant. What better way to spend some of it than going somewhere that could need me? God has shown his hand in all of this and how it has worked out. I just so happened to call the week before everyone was getting their visas. Even though the deadline to sign up for this trip was about 2 months ago, they still were able to work me in and just at the last minute. Talk about perfect timing, right? Now comes the most daunting task--raising the money to go on the trip. I have to raise ~$2,500. Almost the same amount I needed for Germany (which shows me how much the IMB paid on behalf of me).

To see a video of previous years, click here and scroll to the bottom.

I would like to ask for your prayers in all areas of this trip. For our hearts, for the people we will encounter, for financial aid. More news to come later. Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

No time for writing

don't really have a chance to write much.. but here are a few more pics of Chicago :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Never second best

Can't believe this weekend is Easter. With our first test block on Monday, it was almost overshadowed. BUT, only almost. I cannot let school try to take first place in my life. While it does need to move up on my priority list, there is one thing it will never beat--my faith. Thank you so much for what you have done for me, God. Don't ever let me forget the importance of your death and resurrection. I will not be satisfied if I put you on the back burner.. and I pray that you never let me be.

Teaser picture: The Cloud Gate in Chicago