Following Where He Leads Me

A few weeks ago was Father’s Day….This is day that has always been a struggle for me. I grew up without a Dad (which is definitely a key part in my testimony). At training camp we went through many different sessions, one of them being about forgiveness… wow did this one hit a sore spot in my heart. I was still bitter towards my Dad and unwilling to forgive him for what he had done. I was drinking poison hoping it would hurt him. Once I finally decided to listen to Gods voice (that had been there all along) He said, “You need to forgive him”. I felt my heart break...

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Beautiful.

Yesterday I was sitting with a couple young boys, listening to Moana (wow these kids love Moana). Noel, who could quite possibly be the sweetest and kindest 10 year old boy I’ve ever met, was sitting to my right. He swept my hair from my shoulder so he could lean closer and see my phone screen. My hair fell back. So I grabbed it and threw it to my other shoulder. Noel then lightly runs his fingers through my hair, brings it back, and says, in the sweetest voice, “Beautiful”. Beautiful.  That’s what I’ve realized life here in Nicaragua is. Beautiful.  That’s...

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Clean Dirt

My team and I just finished our second week of ministry, and it is nothing like we ever expected.  Everything changes day to day sometimes even in the middle of the day our plans change.  FLEXIBILITY is key when doing ministry in Nicaragua! This is what ministry looks like majority of the time: Sweeping and mopping the kitchen Sweeping and mopping the rancho Sweeping and mopping the centro Construction (we are helping to build an entrance for CICRN), which is cleaning the bricks that they use, making cement, and sifting through dirt to get out the rocks. Sometimes construction is...

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I’m not the perfect Christian

Sometimes when you go on missions, there’s a certain expectation of you. That you’re the perfect Christian.  You better be posting pictures of the underfed Children you’re serving. You should tell stories of all the lives you changed. You’re now more in tune with the Holy Spirit and your direction in life. You’ll come back and only use the necessities of life. You should be able to quote Bible verses (a lot of them). You should be able to count (and it better be a big number) the number of people who have accepted Jesus in front of you. You never act out of...

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Spiritual Warfare

So, I have sat down many times to try and write a blog post but couldn’t think of anything that needed to be said. The Lord is faithful and I just asked him what needed to be said.  It’s our first official day in Nicaragua and everything is exciting and new. The moment we got to the orphanage CICRN, I could feel the spiritual warfare that was happening over this place. There was a heaviness in the air that did not seem to let up. We sat down for some team time and were discussing what we would be doing, but then our team leaders discussed spiritual warfare with us. The craziest...

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Spiritual Warfare

So, I have sat down many times to try and write a blog post but couldn’t think of anything that needed to be said. The Lord is faithful and I just asked him what needed to be said.  It’s our first official day in Nicaragua and everything is exciting and new. The moment we got to the orphanage CICRN, I could feel the spiritual warfare that was happening over this place. There was a heaviness in the air that did not seem to let up. We sat down for some team time and were discussing what we would be doing, but then our team leaders discussed spiritual warfare with us. The craziest...

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