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same thing every day

I feel like in America people get into a routine of life. I wake up, go on a run or go to they gym. I eat lunch. I hang out at my house for a few hours. Then, I go pick up a girl from school. I drop her off. I get ready for my next job. I drive to my next job, maybe do some homework while I'm there. Before you know it, it's 9 pm. I close the gym, go home, eat dinner then go to sleep.The next day it is the same exact thing. I'm living each day the exact same and it is the worst. My job is gr

Punching Resistance in the Face

The process of getting to Georgia was hard; so hard, in fact, that you might know that I almost didn’t come. Yet, it’s like I told a friend: every mile that I drove closer to the Georgia border, I felt another weight drop off. And another, and another, and another. By the time I pulled into the driveway of my now-home, I was so light I held onto my car handle for a moment, afraid I might let go and float away. And now I’m here, and I see why the process was so freaking hard:

The Race Has Just Begun

Hola!!! We arrived in Tegucilgapa, Honduras 2 weeks ago. What?!?! Sometimes I feel like the time is crawling by and sometimes I feel like its flying by, but things have been great so far. My fabulous team of five is serving at the Loyalty School this month here in Tegucilgapa. Our ministry host started this bilingual school in the mountains of Honduras eight years ago. Yes, I said up IN the mountains!! So IT. IS. GORGEOUS! My team and I stay at the school, so we get to go to sleep and wake up s

11 Times I Realized I'm on the World Race

Over the past two and a half months of ministry and travel, there have been some pretty strange things that have happened. Here's my list of top 11: 11. I got on a city bus in Novi Sad, Serbia and found friends from camp on the same bus. Twice. It wasn't that strange considering the smaller size of the city, but we got pretty strange looks from the locals as the obvious Americans were hugged and tackled by the Serbian teenagers. 10.My teammate almost got run over by a horse-drawn wagon. The

This blog is not about the World Race.

This blog is not about the World Race. For a while now I've started to feel like I have to write another blog because I haven't since July and I feel like a slacker for that. So I've been on the lookout for a subject matter or experience to share just for the sake of keeping up with our blog page. But yesterday I realized I didn't want to write something just to check it off of my 'to-do' list. So I asked God what HE wanted me to write about. And what He put on my heart was this... Just glorif

Coming Soon....

10/17/16      A/N: This one is kind of a long one...:)    So as most people who have been following my journey this year know, I will be home (well…back in Oregon that is) in 5 weeks from today (10/17), and back in La Grande, in about 6 weeks. I can’t wait to see you all back home, and for those following my journey who aren’t there, thank you for doing so. I’ve had a lot of questions about what’s next, I thought I’d let you guy

Video:New Team! Meet Team SheBrews

So the guys have "Manistry" month during this time, which means we had a few changes on our teams. Meet our new team... SheBrews. Next video will be about our time in Suriname, French Guiana, and entering the Amazon River via Brazil. Stay tuned!

Laughing at my Resistance

A long time ago, in my ignorance I told everyone, including God that I would never be a missionary. Growing up I thought that’s not what I am called to do. I refused to give my desires to God. I thought my plans were good ones and that God wouldn’t and hadn’t called me to the mission field. I did not have a desire to go so why would he send me? I am not even prepared for something like that. I could not picture myself abandoning my own dreams and living overseas and putting oth

Run the Race

As one of my fundraisers for my trip, I am selling t-shirts. The company I used to design my shirts, Fund the Nations, creates unique designs for individual fundraisers. Since I had this shirt designed especially for me, I’d like to explain a little bit of the meaning behind the design and why I chose Hebrews 12:1, which reads: “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And le

An Open Letter To My Instagram Followers

To my beloved and loyal Instagram followers, Hi, it’s me - @alexisburrmann. I’d like to begin by saying I’m sorry. I have not been completely honest with you and for that I am deeply sorry. You may be wondering what on earth I am talking about, but please continue reading and I will do my best to make amends. If you look up the #11n11 tag on Instagram, you'll see some smiling orphans, tons of elephants, a handful of mountains (including a girl with her arms wide open), at lea

Hi, I'm new here

Even after I applied, got accepted, and started my fundraising efforts for the World Race, it still didn't feel real. Well now it's very real. Tomorrow I leave for my 10 training camp in Georgia. Tomorrow I get to meet my squad, the people who I will be spending and living my next year with. Tomorrow, my World Race journey feels like it begins.  The best way I can describe what I am feeling today is that tomorrow is the first day of middle school. I do not know anyone, I know there is a bi

Where are you going??

Hello everyone! I have been getting a lot of questions regarding where I will be traveling during the 9 month Gap Year! I have been hesitant to share where I will be going because routes can be switched around last minute or even while I'm on the trip. BUT I've decided to share which countries I most likely will be traveling to with you guys anyway! (Even if routes get switched around I will still be traveling to 5 countries regardless.) When I applied there were 6 routes to choose from and eac

Training Camp HERE WE COME!

So. In 4 to 5 hours me and some other girls in my squad (#ssquadisthebestsquad fyi) are headed down to Georgia for training camp. First thing, can it be known that I have NEVER done something like this? So after checking, packing BG (Big Green--my pack), feeling like I'm missing a ton of vital things, a couple mornings waking up early because I wake up and can't fall back asleep...I'm leaving. For 10 days. I get to meet those in my squad and so many other really cool things. I am both excited

What is grace?

Grace grace grace We here it all the timeWhat is grace Grace is the free unmetered favor of God manifested in the salvation of sinners, the bestowal of blessings according to Google. But wait? Grace doesn't matter..We spend too much time speaking on grace.We don't believe all that.. The Bible doesn't only speak of grace?We need to focus more on what's really important.. We need to dismiss gracePeople only rely on that meaningless word that takes over people's sermons, talks, and minds..It's

October 18th, 2016

October 18th, 2016 This month has been a worldwind. Actually, this whole world race thing has been a worldwind, a crazy roller coaster that goes by way too fast. And I've been learning that all I can do is put my hands up and enjoy the ride. So many people have been asking me how ministry is going, how I'm doing, and what I'm up to. Honestly, I don't even know where to begin. This journey has been a messy, beautiful mosaic of undoing and unraveling. My heart has grown to sizes I never knew we
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