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Peru Video

Below is a video I made from our time in Peru. Please note, it does represent our entire time there, only about 5 days when I broke out the camera. Enjoy...  

The Shack

I’ve never been much of a reader, actually not at all. Over the corse of my life I have read a total of books I could probably count on my hands. But month 3 of my race things shifted and I started reading. First The Giver then Redeeming Love and now 6 months later I’ve read a total of like 10 books and I’m still reading. Most people assume I love reading because I’m artistic and reading is a form of artistic expression, but I actually struggle with a bit of dyslexia and

From Zadar with love!

Para Español hacia abajo / For Spanish scroll down   “You'll get surprised how your days get full of activities even when you don't have anything planned”   That's what Daniel our squad mentor told us in Medellin before our first Sabbath, being honest I never believed that, because I'm usually very well organized with my time (thanks to my job, church, etc.) I have always top of my mind what I have to do and when I have to do it.   But since we changed tea

5 Countries, 9 Views

Throughout this 9 month journey, I have seen some of the most incredible views. From busy cities to vast lakes and erupting volcanos, each country has been breathtaking in its very own way. This blog will share with you some of my favorite views from Southeast Asia, Central America, and Africa. It was honestly so hard to limit it to just a few pictures per country, but I'll be home soon enough to share with you all endless pictures and stories.   Battambang, Cambodia (Month 1). The first

Do you believe in Coincidences?

Have you ever heard the phrase “What a coincidence?” Well, I know I have probably thousands of times and have even used it myself in the past. Even though, I knew deep down inside there isn’t such a thing as coincidences. That there is a creator behind the scenes orchestrating things, things that are beyond our wildest dreams. In Month 8(March), we had something called PVT which stands for Parent Vision Trip. It’s where we have an opportunity to invite our parents into o

Raped, Beaten & Lifeless

This past week, my squad mates & I were able to partner with an organization called Wipe Every Tear.    Wipe Every Tear works to bring physical & spiritual freedom to those who are being persecuted in the sex trade here in the Philippines.   They provide a safe place for the women to live, a free education, an allowance of P200 per day, & if they have children, they will be sponsored & welcomed to come live in the safe houses with their mother.   

If You Doubt Prayer's Power: READ

My entire life people have told me about the power of prayer. I saw it’s power in other’s lives and even saw it’s power in my own life time to time, but it’s power was limited for me both because I believed prayer had to sound or be phrased a certain way and I did not always have the enough faith to believe my prayers were being heard and answered. Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours Pe

29 Dead Giveaways That You're in Southeast Asia

Well, we fly to Central America in 10 days. Y’all, I feel like we just got here. Time is FLYING. With that being said, let’s take some time to reflect on some dead giveaways of living in Southeast Asia. Enjoy! 1. You eat some type of rice or noodles at almost every single meal. 2. Your only form of transportation for a month is sitting in a carriage type contraption pulled by a moto; aka a tuk tuk. 3. You happen upon the closest thing to Tex Mex and your month is made. 4. You le

I thought it was waterproof...

It's 1:30 AM and I'm sleeping in the middle of the jungle during a rainstorm. I figured this would be fine like any other time it has rained on the race- my tent and all of its contents would remain dry as Cheree and I drifted soundly asleep to the pitter-patter against the rainfly. But tonight I awoke to a steady drip of water on my face. "Oh no", My mind said before the words could actually be spoken and I turned on my flashlight app to examine the damage. It turns out my "waterproof" tent rea

some other stuff

Our one biggest job during our time on this earth is to learn to love our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. And God is so faithful and loving to us, even if we don’t choose him back all the time. Learning to love something with every ounce of your existence may seem overwhelming, but the funny part is that God makes it so easy for us. There’s nothing more perfect than him that we could invest ourselves in. Spending time in worship is something I do often. But I&rsquo

some other stuff

Our one biggest job during our time on this earth is to learn to love our God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. And God is so faithful and loving to us, even if we don’t choose him back all the time. Learning to love something with every ounce of your existence may seem overwhelming, but the funny part is that God makes it so easy for us. There’s nothing more perfect than him that we could invest ourselves in. Spending time in worship is something I do often. But I&rsquo

I'm Coming Home

Okay let me clarify…. I’m coming home… IN 15 DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   These past eight and a half months have been filled with pure craziness. I can’t even begin to recall all the amazing things that have happened so I am going to tell you one memory from each month.    MONTH 1- CAMBODIA  COKE BOTTLE we have a different team time every single day. One of those team times is called free-for-all. We can do anything we want basically.  Our

Homebound

In 15 days I will be stepping of the plane in the Richmond airport. I'll be home at last. I'll be reunited with friends and family that I've waited 9 months to see. Naturally, I'm feeling mixed emotions about finally being home. Mostly I'm excited to be home and the days seem to drag by a little bit, but when I think about how fast the race has gone by, I know that these next 15 days will seem like 15 minutes. Of course I'm sad that I have to leave my team. These girls have been there for me whe

thoughts on home

Home is so soon to come yet it kinda feels like something I left a month ago. I’m going talk a little bit about my thoughts on coming home, why I’m nervous and exceited and upset ect. I get home in 18 days. 18 days until I see my family, my friends, my bed, so many things that nine months ago seemed so far away. In a matter of 9 months I’ve seen pain, yet so much joy in people. I have learned so much about so many different cultures. Learned bits and pieces of several different

The Unreached (Fundraising)

  Nepal is beautiful. When our plane landed I could not help but smile as I saw the beautiful mountain ranges. Stepping off of the plane feeling the cool brisk air made my heart happy. Seeing the smiles on the Nepalese people made me fall in love with Nepal quickly. But something hurt my heart also; the fact that Nepal is a closed country. This means that it is illegal to share your faith publicly. Nepal is made up of 275 people groups; 266 of those groups are considered unreached. This me
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