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Goodbye January, Hello August

Hello my wonderful friends!!!   I am so excited to announce that I won't be going on the World Race in January. Nope. Instead, I WILL BE LEAVING IN AUGUST 2018. You may be wondering why I am so excited. Well, here are some reasons: My church is planting a new campus in a nearby city and I get to help build up the community there. In the coming months, I will get to perform and write more poetry, reaching more and more people with the gospel through the arts. I get to tell people ab

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"Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted." -Hebrews 12:3 Christ laid down His dignity to take up the shame of our failure. He hung bare, trembling in the early morning sunlight - first in the courtyard of the gaurd - vulnerable for whatever would come - his breath hanging on shredded moments as his spirit willed the guards to live He died. Each lash must have taken away his breath Each lash must have shatt

The Night Before Training Camp

It's the Night before I hop on a plane and head to Georgia for Training Camp, and my emotions are everywhere. I will be leaving for the airport at 5 a.m to get to the airport at 6 a.m to lift off at 8 a.m. It is now midnight and my pack is all packed and in the duffle bag, ready to be checked at the airport. My day pack is packed and my clothes for my travel to base are all laid out. I keep running in my mind everything I packed, hoping I did not forget anything. I keep going through my check li

Weeks Without Words

One week out of the race we racers had the opportunity to invite our parents to come along side of us in a week of ministry on the field. They call this week PVT: Parent Vision Trip.             My parents did not attend PVT, which was ok. I had the opportunity to be a part of the serve team who made all of the behind the scenes stuff happen so the racers and their parents could come in to coffee and good food at every meal break. The serve

My Little Land of Milk and Honey

We arrived in Thailand after an easy drive from Siem Reap to Bangkok.  It was a long travel day, but it was fun.  My squad had just spent one night all together in Siem Reap (Tourist spotlight of Cambodia) and I was loving catching up with my squad mates.  The drive had passed quickly as I snugged up close with my good friend Emma and we watched movies on my laptop.  Before we knew it, we were in Bangkok and all unloading our packs from the vans we’d been in.  We w