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Talking to the Taxi Man

This month partnered with Agape missions. We've been visiting temples, worshiping outside them and praying for God to redeem his land inside.

We went played soccer, did bible stories, and fed the street kids in our area  

And evangelism.

Since being here we’ve been doing a lot of prayer walks and street evangelism. Aside from those “crazy people” who love talking to people 24/7, I’ve found that when the word evangelism is mentioned most people shudder a lit


Remember those hungry fellows who promised not to eat until they ambushed Paul? We read about them in Acts 23:12, When it was day, the Jews made a plot and bound themselves by an oath neither to eat nor drink until they had killed Paul. It didn't work. Why? Because a string of unlikely events happened, events that they were not expecting.

A boy overheard the plot. The boy had the courage to go to the Roman centurion guarding Paul. The centurion took him seriously and brought him to the Trib

Fear Factor

Amidst days of ministry, adventure and Spanish, there have been many challenges team Dar Vida and M-squad have had to face since we started our race in January. These stories are hard to incorporate in a blog. They’re not the pretty parts of the race shown on Facebook or Instagram. They are parts of the race that help make it what it is: a race of perseverance through the good and bad, highs and lows.  This blog post is a vulnerable one. I haven’t 100% processed through it all

Support Letter

Dear: Brothers and Sisters in Christ  I am so excited to have this opportunity to share with all of you what the Lord has been doing in my life. I am a recent graduate from Florida State University, where I majored in Criminology and International affairs but to be honest I cannot say that I played any part of my biggest life change during my time in college. What I could attest to is how God took ahold of me and completely transformed my life when I least expected it. Since then I have be

Summer Mission Trip and so much more...

Me and Fabrice at Chick-Fil-A before a Young Life all-nighter  Here is an article by Center for Student Missions (CSM). Last summer my church took a trip to Chicago to serve. That trip lead to a lot more. God’s call on human beings to love one another is a major part of what fuels the ministry of CSM. Each summer, we send groups into our respective cities to embody this love to the people they come into contact with. While it is a general call on all humans to love the p

Month Two in Photos: Guatemala

Praise God for Guatemala and what He's doing in this area!  Here's some highlights from our all squad month of ministry. 1.  School Feeding Program: this little girl (never got her name) got a hold of Brenna's camera and was taking crazy photos of everyone.  I convinced her that she had to take a photo with me.  Look at that smile!

2.  School Feeding Program: these precious girls were in line waiting for their arroz y frijoles; we visited their school for breakfast M

So You're Telling Me There's A Chance?!

There’s been a shift in my attitude and approach of everyday life since being back home from Nicaragua this past Fall.  I find that I’m enjoying each day more than I had the previous year and a half.  I realize I was in a position of holding onto and wishing things had happened…than I had hoped.  IF ONLY…thoughts.  For so long I've had the negative approach of just not wanting to be here.  In a way, I sort of put my own self and mind in the dry

Real Princesses Don't Saunter; We Run.

Caution: the content below may or may not be really cheesy. So, I’ve never really been a “princess.” Yes, I loved dressing up as Belle and Ariel, but I haven’t ever been a fan of tiaras, glitter, and the pizazz that goes into Disney royalty. However, I now consider myself a true princess. Not because I’ve suddenly adopted pink as my favorite color, have my own private butler, or have a prince charming that whisks me away and finds my glass slipper. No—my true

Lets Get Creative – Doodle Your Way Through the Lenten Calendar

Several people have sent me links to wonderfully creative Lenten practices that make me feel – I wish I knew that before Lent! If you are like me now that the first week of Lent is over you may be looking for some more creative inspiration. So I thought that I would make Saturday a […]

I'm doing this

Lately I've been going back and forth with my decisions I've made lately. I have a fear of commitment and in every aspect of my life commitment is there; starting with God. Recently I have found myself day in and day out failing this commitment.  I am starting this as start to a new commitment. I am committing to loving God FULLY, embracing HIS beautiful plan for me, and spending more of my time being INTENTIONAL. I have accepted God's plan for me to travel to Thailand, South Africa, and

Something just isn't right: Part 1

This blog has been about 4 months in the making. Honestly, I've been thinking about how to approach this particular blog for all 4 months. That being said this blog is all about me. Something has come up on my Race that I completely never expected, but that the Lord is working in tremendous ways through. Basically my body is falling apart. That's the short story. They may sound dramatic but let me explain. Waaaaaay back at training camp, last July, we took some time out during one of our sessi

They aren't ready to go to Heaven yet.

Last night I watched a movie called "End of the Spear." I'm not sure if you have ever seen it, if you haven't I recommend it. It's a true story about a group of natives called the Waodani Tribe in the jungles of Ecuador and a group of missionaries that were speared by this tribe. The movie is narrated by one of the son's of a missionary that went to minister to the Waodani's. There was a conversation in the movie that just hit my heart that was between the father and the child, it went something

Unexpected Blessings

So, one of the skills that I have that I never thought I would use on the Race is...COOKING! Especially cooking for crowds of people. I love being in the kitchen. I love baking. I love making meals for people. Because, let's be real. They way to a lot of people's hearts is through food. It's a way to socialize, a way to love people. And it's something I genuinely enjoy. I prayed at the beginning of the Race for a kitchen. I wanted to be able to cook or bake for my team at least once while I was

Through the Eyes of a Street Vendor

I saw myself through the eyes of a street artist. We were walking around the Warorot Market, which is the market the Thai people shop in. It is far cheaper than paying for stuff in the Night Market and Night Bazaar. The sounds, smells, and sights are so authentic and so glorious. The Chinese New Year was 2 days ago. Let me tell you it took about half the day to get used to the minute-long explosions of firecrackers throughout the city. I’m not going to lie – I did almost throw myself

Sweaty, Friendly, & Cockroach-y

Where to start?! My last update was forever ago. Saying you're going to blog in the field is one thing. Actually blogging in the field is another! I am writing to you from Livingstone, Zambia, my home for the next three months! First things that come to mind when I think of my new home is overwhelmingly sweaty, friendly, and cockroach-y. Is that a word? Travel to this crazy place went generally smooth from Pattaya,Thailand to Bangkok to Nairobi, Kenya to Malawi to Lusaka, the capitol of Zambia!

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