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Hello Beautiful People! Below is a letter that I will be mailing out to my previous supporters of the World Race. Please share with anyone else that would like to hear this story as well.    Dear I hope this letter finds you well today! I know it has been awhile since I have last updated you about my whereabouts since first telling you about going on the World Race (WR) back in January. A lot has happened over the past 8 months that has really taught me much about God, my relationsh

God is Good, All the Time!

Hello friends, family, people I have never met, etc., I cannot help but start off this blog with that catchy tune, "God is Good All The Time," by Don Moen in my head. (I am currently listening to it as I type so pardon the mistakes I may make while writing this because I am part dancing as I type lol). I am in complete awe of how Great God is and how crazy fast time is flying! My brain is also in a million places so bare with me! As of this moment, I have raised $9,891, that would NOT be possib

The Widow on the Bus

So I told you all that I would be blogging about the woman on the bus last week…well here it is.             Two Saturdays ago my team and I had our first half a day off. We were excited to see the town as normal girls and not just as the Americans that pass out fliers. There was no pressure. We planned to go to the city center together and then break into our “dates” with one of our teammates. We felt we hadn’t had

Next Steps!

Well.  It has been a minute since I've written a blog. For that I do apologize, but as the Race went on, life got crazy and we were just doing the thing with all we had.  I've been home for about a month now and people always want to know "What are you doing next?" Well, I'm happy to announce that I have an answer for you!    I will be moving to the Atlanta area to work with my Squad Coaches, Jeff and Mary Ellen Powell, in their church planting non-profit, the 320 Network

Kingdom on a Couch

Week three of our 9 month journey is coming to a close. I sit here in Guatemala City on a day of rest, where my soul has been filled to the brim and joy is overflowing uncontrollably. What is this life? A blessed one. Beyond what words could ever attempt to paint...  Click the following link to read my full blog post at:  For the Love of Coffee and Rainbows: Kingdom on a Couch Fundraising update: I am only $1945 away from my fundraising goal of $3500 to lead World

Simple Gospel

     Hello sweet friends!! Today is the 19th day that I've been in Guatemala and I'm absolutely loving it here. I'm living in a house in San Pedro, a small town outside of the city of Antigua. I've forgotten how much I love this country and all of it's spanish beauty. The first 2 weeks here our entire squad (42 people) stayed in our house in San Pedro and it was loud and hectic, but good. This past Monday the other 4 teams including our squad leaders headed out to their separate m

The World Race Q&A

Thank you to everyone for your questions, I will try my best to answer them. Question: What is the World Race?  The World Race is a stretching journey into 11 countries in 11 months to serve "the least of these" while amongst real and raw community. This unique mission trip is a challenging adventure for young adults to abandon worldly possessions and a traditional lifestyle in exchange for an understanding that it's not about you; it's about the Kingdom  Question: Why the World Rac

Travel days! Hello Ethiopia & Hello Month 9.

The World Race offers a variety of different life experiences during your 11 month journey.  In my opinion, travel days are one of the most interesting experiences as a racer.  They rarely go as planned and are often full of surprises.  “Hurry up and wait,” is usually our mantra. My hope is that this blog gives you an inside look at what travel days are like on the race.  Here's our journey from Bucharest, Romania to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  Hello Month 9!

Traveling to Tirana

On August 24, my squad left LightForce International and went our separate ways. Initially, my team was stationed in Tirana but God intervened. After three switches, my team was chosen to work for the Church of God in Lushnje, Albania. Before we drive to Lishnje, we stopped in Tirana, Albania. Join us on this adventure in the video blog below. 

I Believe What God has Spoken

As I was walking and talking with God, God pressed on my heart to write another blog. “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” (Numbers 23:19)         At training camp there was three different occasions where God gave a Word of Knowledge to two girls on my squad for me. The first was a couple days in and Hannah said, “God just

What I Learned While Pruning Kiwi Vines on a Farm in Albania

Well, I've been in Albania for about three weeks now and wanted to update you all on what my squad has been up to and what I've been learning. For the first two weeks, all 49 of the Squad lived and worked together on a farm. It was a fun experience of lime washing walls (its like painting with water), cleaning pig pens (scooping pig poop and all), working on the grounds, and tending a garden. The squad did a great job of sowing into a ministry even though they won't be there to necessarily see

Refuse To Be Stagnant

We are meant to grow. Operating at the surface level or keeping yourself at the place where you feel comfortable in any part of life can be dragging and will hold you back. You won't be able to discover your potential and you will miss out on so many relationships and opportunities. This is hard for me. I like to be comfortable. I like to be where I know all my surroundings and where I know what is going to happen. I like to have a do-nothing day or days or weeks. I like traditions and just han

The Truest Love I've Found

            I’ve been in love before. Said the words “I love you” and talked about a future with someone. I’ve been invested and committed to someone, invited them into my life, and been a part of theirs. I’ve had boyfriends, dated men, well mostly boys at my age, and experienced what love is like. Or so I thought.             I’ve recently been falling deeply in love with a

Unexpected Beginnings

It has been a little over two weeks now since leaving the US making this officially the longest mission trip I have ever been on. I could easily call this trip a success, pack-up and go home, but I am so glad it is far from over, even though the thought of being gone for 11 months still has yet to fully hit me.   On August 5th, I flew to Atlanta, Georgia for launch. During the first two days the parents were invited to join in and learn more about this organization and the trips that thei

The Economics of Asian American Privilege

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