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All the small things

    Sometimes, the best things in life are the simple things. God smacked me in the face with that truth today. My team and I left right after ministry today to go on an adventure called Unsung Heroes. Basically, for the rest of the month, we will be on our own with one squad leader, trying to find Christian organizations in Madagascar that Adventures in Missions doesn't know about yet. Our goal is to find them and put them into contact with AIM, so that future racers can come and work

Kigali, Rwanda - Successful Christian Ministries

For the month of February we were serving in Kigali, Rwanda.  We stayed at the home of Pastor Innocent, his wife Venecia (also a pastor) and their 3 children (Joshua, Innocent and Prince).  Pastor Innocent has actually started 7 churches in the area and two schools.  All together, their ministry is called Successful Christian Ministries.  We taught at the two schools this month and preached at one of the churches.  The schools were first started because Innocent and Ven

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Rev. Rachel K. Taber-Hamilton — Riding bareback, the young Lakota warrior drove his dappled horse at a dead run towards me. I paused in my walk along the wide grassy swatch cut through the field leading towards the tributary to the Missouri River and quickly stepped off the trail. As horse and rider thundered […]

Perpetual Foreigner or Perpetual Native?

[originally posted at https://ibelongyoubelong.wordpress.com/2017/03/20/perpetual-foreigner-or-perpetual-native/]

 

I recently went back to the States for a week to surprise my mother for her birthday. Despite the current state of affairs in America, with racial tensions running high, I didn’t expect to experience anything that would make me feel out of place as a person of color. I was going to Southern California after all, where Asian Americans can be found as easily as avocados and aspiring actresses.

But I was wrong.

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"I'm Still Here"

Soul care is a time where you can choose to be led by the Holy Spirit through a painful memory in your life, by bringing life and truth (Jesus) into them. Before you go into a memory this is the question that I should ask my self. Lord, will you show me a time that I felt closest to you?   This is back in India, 4 years ago. This is the backyard of the place we were living. You can see to the left there is a thick wall. On the other side of that wall is the slums that we would often pr

Climbing a Mountain and Making it Out Alive (Again): Part One

"The mountains are calling, and I must go." -John Muir   The mountain rose through the mist and high above the clouds. I eyed it warily, determination making its steady way through my body, trying to communicate its willingness to my head for this hike. Needless to say, I was more than a little bit scared. And enormously excited.   Finally, I was about to go on an adventure in Malawi. Finally, I was going to do something fun while I was here. Four members of Team Lit had decided t

Huanuco Ministry

Last month it felt like I wasn't doing anything or "enough" if I did have a job to do. This month, however, our prayers have been answered! We are working on visiting the prison, a halfway house for women and children who are victims of abuse. We are visiting two schools and helping the church with evangelism, their youth group, and Sunday services. Phew! Week one was a whirlwind. We arrived here at 7:30am after 3.5 days of travel and got right into it... Day One we set up our home. We are sta

Opinions

"Learn to be open minded and respectful to people's opinions, even when you don't agree." I just heard that quote the other day and it really had me thinking! Ever since I announced that I will be going on the race in September, I have heard many different opinions from people. A lot of people told me how they are excited for me and what I am doing is amazing. Then there are a couple other people who do not think this is a good idea. To the people that told me why they do not want me to go, I li

Beauty for Ashes

On this night, we got to pour into the lives of women in this community. It was a powerful time focused on our worth in Christ. San Pedro de Barva, Costa Rica.  beauty for ashes from Chandler McKinney on Vimeo.

I am washed by the water

Hey friends, family, and everyone I miss so dearly! It's been a while- I've physically moved across the globe since writing my last blog (oops)! But I am so excited to share with you a few things the Lord has been teaching me the last couple of months. First, Nicaragua was AMAZING! My parents got to come the last week we were there and do ministry alongside me and it was honestly so incredible seeing them be bold and stepping into what I have been living on the Race. They are my biggest suppor

Put Your Glasses On

Sorry for the long absence of new blogs.  I entered Malawi, and God started doing so much at once that it was hard to put into words.  Here's a blog I wrote a couple of weeks ago.  Enjoy! I looked out the plane window and gasped. The red ball of flames had just peaked over the horizon of Kenyan mountains. Orange, yellow and pink painted the sky in a show of brilliance I had only dreamed of witnessing before. “I’m in Africa…” I thought to myself. Then we

How Can I Keep From Singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I’m clinging. Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?Honestly folks,I woke up with a troubled heart. The temptation to fret about fundraising is real. The more I think about what I will be doing on the World Race, the more emotions I feel. The more emotions I feel, the more tempted I feel to worry about the future. I have felt like I am trying to do everything by myself, but God has sent several little

How Can I Keep From Singing?

No storm can shake my inmost calm while to that rock I’m clinging. Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth, how can I keep from singing?Honestly folks,I woke up with a troubled heart. The temptation to fret about fundraising is real. The more I think about what I will be doing on the World Race, the more emotions I feel. The more emotions I feel, the more tempted I feel to worry about the future. I have felt like I am trying to do everything by myself, but God has sent several little

More Than Sheep and Bulls

Lies that I have believed:1. You have to look a certain way to be attractive. 2. Money=success 3. Beauty means you're worth loving. 4. Conformity means fitting in and fitting in is good5. Emotions make you vulnerable and being vulnerable makes you weak. The Lord has definitely freed me from lies that the world has been feeding me. I've learned that the more I look to God, the more that He is going to reveal to me who I truly am and who He has created me to be. The closer I get with Him, the mor
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