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At first, I was not sure what I thought about this first month. Guatemala was the kick off to an entire year's worth of met and unmet expectations, pains and joys, sickness and health, and loving on people around the world. There have been different challenges for each of the people on my squad, and we have all faced some fears and joys within this short month. Like myself, I have come across three absolutely humongous spiders and have not had a heart attack (yet). Along with learning how to liv

There's no such thing as doubting Thomas.

    You've probably heard the story of "doubting Thomas." You know, the guy who told the other disciples after they had seen, spoken to, and touched Jesus after He was raised from the dead, that He didn't believe them. Not only did He NOT believe them, He was so bold as to say "Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put my finger where the nails were, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe it."  Well, I want to tell you that there is no such thing as "doubting Tho

GAUT.MED 201

After spending the past few weeks in the pediatric unit of the local government hospital here in Quiche, Guatemala, my fellow-nurse and teammate and I ventured out to explore more about local medicine and culture. Monday we wandered into the clinic wing of the hospital (think Urgent Care/Fast Care), explained who we were, and asked if we could help with anything.  (Limitation: my Spanish vocabulary.)  We were told we couldn't do anything without proper ID and garb, but were soon fitte

The Day My Route Changed

Change in inevitable. It usually happens whether we want it to or not. Some don’t like change. Others welcome it with open arms. We face change on a daily basis. Whether it be getting a new haircut or trying a different meal on the menu instead of getting the usual. It can happen over time like when you get a promotion and have new responsibilities or you get married and start family, everything changes. Change can be drastic and abrupt like being diagnosed with cancer, or losing a loved o

Why "Church" Is Unnecessary

I realize the title is a bit controversial, but I want to get y'all thinking, so bear with me. I have been In Guatemala for 3 weeks and I have not gone to a Sunday church service yet. I know, some people might think, heathen, sinner, repent, get back in the church... heck, I'd probably be saying that just a few months ago, maybe a year or two ago, but not anymore. Why you might ask? Because church is NOT a building, it is not Sunday morning worship, it is not a pastor or a sermon, it is the peop

IT's time to leave Already?

I am dumb founded to say that month 1 has come and gone.  This month has been an insane start to an incredible journey.  Let me try to begin from the start.  (I will apologize that this may be long).   One month ago, I made my way back to Gainesvile, GA.  This marked the start of my journey on the World Race.  It was time for launch.  Launch is a week  long time in Atlanta, where we get some more training and important info and most importantly have time

Fundraising Letters!

I've FINALLY finished all 100 of my fundraising letters and I am thrilled with the way they turned out! All that's left is putting the stamps on and sending them your way. Keep your eyes peeled for one coming to a mailbox near you. If you would like a letter about my spiritual journey that led me to the Race with more information on how you can support me, click HERE and put your address in the comments/questions box.   

 

Do Hard Things

Moldova has been interesting. The weathers been perfect, the food is downright delicious, the non stop hospitality is almost to good to be true and our ministry is full of new adventurous/delicious opportunities... However, I've managed to have some unfortunate events occur while visiting.

  I chopped my middle finger up with a small axe, Got attacked by aggressive honey bees and got a nasty cold our last 10 days in Moldova.      It all began Friday morning, S

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Meditation Monday – The Sounds of Silence

Time to reflect: Make yourself comfortable. If you are at home, sit in your favourite armchair. If you are at your office, close the door. Cut out as many distractions as possible. Focus on your breathing. Take a deep slow breath in from the depths of your abdomen and hold it for a moment. Then(...)

Multisite: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

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I’ve been a Campus Pastor before and I’m preparing to be a Campus Pastor again. You may think I’m thinking, “I’ve got this.” Nope. I pray and think all the time about the learning curve that I’m about to embark upon. I have a brand new church’s DNA to learn, embrace and share. I have a new vision and values to learn, embrace and champion.

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The Sweetest Farewell Gift

The 29th of September… 18 days after we touched down in India, my team finally got a rest day! We arrived safely in Bangalore this morning and got ourselves ‘situated’ in our hostel…as much as we could anyway. Taking naps was a priority, we’ve slept almost every night this month but our bodies and minds were still brought to exhaustion. Adventure was also a priority, our last two days in India..burning to get even just a little lost :) Naturally we figured out a

A Video Slideshow of my month in Thailand!

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=share&v=8qfG57wZdeg This video was created by Jack for our team. Thank you!

To The Men Of Gap B

Our squad had the blessing of being able to be together for a few weeks in Manila before four teams leave for Tacloban and two teams (mine is one of them) stay in Manila. During our time together as one big group God taught me some things about what men of God are actually like. I had this on going issue with being fearful and hesitant to trust the men in my life. This came from hurt in my past and I knew that, but that didn't make it easier to work through it. There were only about three men i

To The Men Of Gap B

Our squad had the blessing of being able to be together for a few weeks in Manila before four teams leave for Tacloban and two teams (mine is one of them) stay in Manila. During our time together as one big group God taught me some things about what men of God are actually like. I had this on going issue with being fearful and hesitant to trust the men in my life. This came from hurt in my past and I knew that, but that didn't make it easier to work through it. There were only about three men i

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