Monday, August 1, 2011

Africa trip

this week I leave on a trip to Africa we are going to Rwanda and Ethiopia. I am so excited to have this opportunity to go and serve others. I would ask that you pray for us as we go that we will be able to do the work that God has for us while we are there.
We are going with a group called Visiting Orphans and we will get to do just that visit orphans. While we are an our trip we will go to 7 orphanages. Some that look like cities and others with just a few kids I pray that we will be able to spread Gods love to all of the children that we see. Our group has 20 participants and I know that God has a purpose for each person that is on the trip with us.
thanks for your prayers

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

What's Up

Have you ever thought about the phrase "what's up"? the truth is we don't it is just one of those things that we glaze over with a "not much" or "kinda tired". I think that maybe we as Christians maybe missing as opportunity here to have a reminder to think about the things of God.

We spend a lot of time focused on what is going on in our lives here on earth which we are concerned about for our own selfish reasons. Maybe we need to start to focus more on the things of God what is it that he has going on and Can I be a part of it.

In the old song "Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus" there is a line that says "and the things of earth will grow strangely dim" this is true if we turn our eyes to Jesus all the things that we worry about here on earth wont seem so important when we compare it to the things that he would have us do.

The next time you hear someone say "what's up" don't think about whats going on down here on earth think about whats going on up there with your heavenly Father.

So... What's Up

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

We are home

I am sorry for not writing the last couple of days it was a very busy couple of days. We were at the youth retreat which went very well and many af the kids grew closer to God because of it. We held the retreat at a beautiful ranch that had a large pool which the kids loved the problem was the pool was 4 1/2 foot deep so for these kids who don't know how to swim it was over their heads, so we would carry them on our backs back and forth in the pool, some people tried to teach them to swim and it was fun. We built a cross with them and talked about Jesus sacrifice which was effective. All in all the retreat was a success. The night we got back the foundation ladies took us out on a chivas bus which was an old bus that was turned into a double decker. some of us were on top and some were in the bus. When we first started driving around town, we stopped and hired a band to play music in the bus for us so for the next hour we had live music on a home made double decker bus. As we drove around town the driver would intentionally drive under low branches, and make the people on top duck. The next day was Sunday and we went out to one Maru's ranch (she is one of the ladies)and had a relaxing day and eating alot, a whole lot of food. Then Monday was the last day at EnJambre we went and had VBS which went very well (all of this years VBS was well done) and we ended it by talking about how Jesus wants to be a part of their lives to all the children and and many adults. We pray that what we did effects their lives as much as the effect ours. It is amazing to me how much you can love people that you just met for one week, but when you take the opportunity to love someone you will be blessed by that. I am always amazed that no matter what great plans we make the most important and effective tool in ministry is showing Gods love. I think we all feel blessed to be a part of what God did on this trip and what he will continue to do because a small town in Kansas is faithful to do his work.
God Bless,

Friday, July 9, 2010

Dias quatro

Last day this week to be at EnJambre and it went well we have been having around 120 kids and the way we are doing the VBS this year seems to be the most effective way that I have seen on mission trips. We did get the opportunity to do some work today using chisel and hammer and if you were here or heard about last year you may know what means. Now we are getting ready to go to the youth retreat where we are taking 16 of the early teenagers to a nice ranch around town. For some in may be the first time they have slept on a bed. Please be praying for God to work in their lives. A good Christian presence is needed among the younger kids in EnJambre.
God Bless,
Good morning everyone, my arm is doing better went to the doctor got a shot and some pills feels much better, slept great and in an awesome mood wont have to fake it so much. I tore either a ligament or a muscle in my shoulder (i thought it was probably a compound fracture on my shoulder after getting attacked at the gator farm and run over by about 100 moto taxis) God is great, pray for us we take 16 youth on a overnight retreat to a ranch with a swimming pool. These kids have never been on anything like this. Pray that God be there with us and that the message of salvation is brought to them. AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010



Boys with my hat

Preparing for skit

Jeremy and Lexie


Doug and Orlando

Getting prayer for my arm, thank you

Elderly bible study

Elderly bible study

Busy Day number 3 in EnJambre

Today was another good day of VBS we had more children today than the days before. The first thing we did in EnJambre was we had a service for the elderly in the area which was one of the best services I have been apart of this trip. It was great to see them celebrating there relationship with Jesus. Then we went through VBS which went very well. After Today all the men except Justin have had there hair cut by the ladies in EnJambre which is part of a program teaching girls to earn money themselves. Then we headed back home and lead a ladies group prayer and bible study. Then we went and finished the day with ice cream and pizza. I am blessed to have given three seperate lessons today. I pray that God takes the words that we share while we are here and help people to know Jesus more.
God Bless,