Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Part five of five.
Downtown, Charleston.

My friend, Kendra.

A two story Starbucks? Yes.

The church we are currently at estimated that we would have fifty children. Usually the number a church tells us is not accurate and we end up with maybe half the amount expected. This year we've had very low numbers in Happy Heart City. As low as, five kids for a few nights. On Sunday morning we had fifty kids, exactly as the church has estimated, and Sunday night forty of them came back. Last night our numbers stayed high still and forty-two children signed in. God greatly answered prayers, as we had been praying for more kids this summit. I have not yet had the opportunity to teach that many kids, so these past few services, have been a huge blessing. In my last post I asked for prayer about a new lesson I had to teach, and I wanted to thank you all so much for keeping me in your prayers. I felt God's blessing last night as I taught about sin, and how it can so easily creep into our lives if we are not careful. Again, thank you so much, I look forward to writing my next post! I hope you will check in to see what's next. 

Saturday, January 26, 2013

4/5 Finally in Oxford, Mississippi

Part four of five.
Downtown Charleston.

These houses have been around since before the Civil War. If you were standing next to one of them, you could see these black circles all around the sides. They were meant to help protect the houses or buildings from earthquakes because they couldn't afford anything else because of the war.

We finally made it to Oxford, Mississippi last night. This has been the most talked about summit since it was put on the schedule some time last summer. I've been here a short time but I can see why. The downtown area is right next to Ole Miss College. The whole area is really great, I can't wait to explore it more. Tomorrow we'll be starting our services at the church and it's going to be a long morning. Then we'll also have the Sunday night service. We've been told there should be about thirty kids, in the age group i teach, I'm getting pretty excited! Monday night I have to teach a lesson I've never done before, so I'm getting prepared for that! Praying that it goes well. The lesson is on sin, and how when we let just a little of it creep into our lives, it can easily take over us and take us to a place we never thought we would end up. You would think this is big concept for a four year old, but majority of the kids have understood the lesson for years. I just hope God will bless me with being able to communicate to the kids the entire story. If you would keep me in your prayers I would greatly appreciate it! 

Thursday, January 24, 2013

3/5 Made it to Huntsville

Here's part three of five.
Downtown Charleston.

We made it to Huntsville, Alabama. Hopefully tomorrow we'll be in Oxford, Mississippi. The sleet may be a problem and could keep us for another day or just delay us a few more hours. I'm staying with my host mom from back in October. It's good to see her and catch up a little bit in-between summits. I thought I was getting better at this whole packing thing and not leaving anything behind... I was wrong. My host mom from Charleston just emailed me and said I left my DVD case in the kitchen but that she would mail it to me. In my defense it was under a pile of stuff! Oh well, better luck next time. At least I didn't lose it for good. 

I'm currently reading through the book of Matthew and I'm just constantly in awe of Jesus. I'm so very thankful for my savior who loves me so much, that He died for my sins. There is nothing I could do to pay Him back for a fraction of what He's done for me. Choosing to travel on the road in Life Action for  this year is just one of the smallest things I could do for Jesus. He deserves so much more of me. But I'm so glad to know I'm exactly where He wants me to be. 

Are you?

Wednesday, January 23, 2013


You've got mail.
This photo was taken in a small and very narrow garden owned in part by a church.

"Don't let us fight without a flag"

Where the Sidewalk Ends.
Meeting St.

Part two of five. Three more posts to come from this day. I don't know if I will be able to post again tomorrow because, we will be heading to our next church early in the morning! We are stopping in Huntsville, Alabama for tomorrow night. That will be exciting because I might get to stay with my host mom from a few months ago. Then on Friday, we'll be arriving in Oxford, Mississippi for another few weeks. Oh, how I love the road life! Traveling from place to place is so much fun, I get to meet so many people and they've all been a huge blessing in my life. Tonight the church, here in Charleston, wanted to do one last night of testimonies and asking questions to the team. It was great to hear how we have made such a big difference in the lives of the people at the church. I can't wait for our next church now. It's been the one place everyone's been talking about for months. All the way back to training camp in August. 

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

A Downtown Excursion in South Carolina...

These are just a few, of the downtown shots I got when I went the other day. I'll be posting more everyday. Downtown Charleston, South Carolina is a very beautiful place. I found it to be a very charming little town with so much history. 

Thursday, January 17, 2013

At the Edge of America...

I'm back to the gypsy life and this time we've stopped, "At the Edge of America" also known as, Charleston, South Carolina. Last week my host mom took her grandchildren and me to Folly Beach, where I had the chance to use my new camera for the first time! It was kind of a cloudy day, and it even started to rain. However, it turned around and I got a couple shots of the blue sky once it cleared up.

This summit has been flying by. So far, I've been to downtown Charleston, the beach, obviously, and in the church all day like normal. I'll be posting more pictures and information of what we've been doing. We'll be here for about another week, and then we're off too Mississippi where we'll see another Life Action team because they'll be doing a summit nearby.

I also have some very important news I will be announcing soon, so you'll be sure to want to check in when I have new posts to see what it is! 

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all my cherished readers! I hope the year 2013 will be a very fruitful year for you. The last thirty days of 2012, where perhaps my busiest days of the year. But, in those thirty days, I hosted a bridal shower, did a wedding, Christmas, New Years, and helped my sister move into her new house in one day, and much more. I’d say that it was a very productive break. Now I'm back on the road with Life Action. I'm not feeling super ready but I'm praying for strength!

Here are some pictures of what I did in the last days of my year in 2012.

I sang in stores with my mother. I missed her... a lot. 

Almost every morning she would take me to Starbucks with her. We read some of the Word and then plan out our day or the week. 

I went hiking once with Ashlan by a little mountain near the house. 

Or twice...

We actually went hiking a few times. This was the biggest mountain we did, Camelback.

My little brother and I at the top. He's getting so tall! 

Besides hiking we helped my mom with some painting jobs. 

And my cute family all works out at the gym together. 

I took this on my way back home after doing a cheer clinic with my mom. I do a lot with my mom.

Lunch after church one Sunday morning.

I hung out with my grandma for a little bit. Then all of the sudden before we knew it...

It was time for the rehearsal dinner!

It was a wonderful night filled with memories as well as making some.

The night before the wedding I stayed up with my mom till three in the morning. 

Everybody pitched in to helped get stuff ready for the wedding.

Well, almost everybody.

After we finally were all in bed our alarms went off too early, it was the day of the wedding, and the bride still didn't have contact lenses. So, we did an emergency rush to the eye doctor!

The wedding was absolutely gorgeous...

and so was the bride. I can't believe my best friend is gone, and married now. So happy for her and the future she has with her new husband. I'm so very proud of them and their strong relationship with not only each other but with God as well.

Before the night was over we couldn't pass up the opportunity to reenact an old picture that we took when we were kids. 

 It was good to have all of us back together again.

After the wedding, we all sat down at the house, had some sparkling cider, and talked about our favorite parts of the wedding. Then it was time to get ready for Christmas.

Something I didn't necessarily felt prepared for but in the end it was pulled off well and we all just enjoyed each others company. My sister and brother-in-law stayed with us for a few days after Christmas...

They brought their dog over with them. His name is, Baxter.

He tackled me often. 

A week after the happy couple tied the knot they invited family and close friends over and cooked for all us. They did a great job too!

My mom is really cool. check out her web page...

I'm really missing home right now. These two especially!

I'm also missing my favorite gourmet cupcake shop in Arizona.
It was my lunch that day.

The day before I left I helped my sister and brother-in-law move! I was busy all the way up to my last day at home, but everything was so worth it. I miss home, but now I'm back on the road, in a host home, and I got my new camera in the mail today! 

I Can't wait to post pictures I take with it! 

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