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An Epiphany…At The Golden Globes

by Cynthia Helton The other day I’d written the draft of a totally different article regarding the theme of Epiphany. It had to do with the gifts of the Magi, and how we could perceive them as being given to “us” today if we looked at them through a different lens. And actually it was […]

January 2018 Routes are Live!

We’re kicking off the new year with a BIG announcement: the January 2018 Race Routes are open!   Route 1: Featuring East Africa Away from the tourist destinations, you’ll see a different side of the Caribbean: the areas of poverty and brokenness. Partner with local ministries, churches, and programs committed to impacting lives for Christ. Then venture to Southeast and Central Asia, sharing Christ where Buddhism and Animism are the leading religions. Finally, head t

Jesus, we're listening and responding

The day of the big announcement is finally here! After 6 months of prayer and preparation - we have decided to join an international missions organization called Adventures in Missions and serve through one of their programs called The World Race. The World Race is an 11-month-long mission experience that travels through 11 countries, partnering with local ministry organizations to bring the freedom and joy of the gospel to some of the most forgotten places in the world. Sounds exciting, right!?

On A Roll

Sometimes life looks a lot like a roll of toilet paper when it’s dropped. It begins to roll gaining speed. It rolls fast enough that you have trouble catching up to it trying to gather it on the go, but when you gather it as you go, you feed it to unravel more. Sometimes it gets wet and dirty as it treks across the floor. It no longer remains pristine white, wholly pure. Or it rolls just far enough that it stops right beyond your reach when you’re in desperate need. If in fact you do

Tatted and Pierced for Emily's Birthday?!

On December 15, we celebrated Emily's birthday in Manila. We first had an American dinner at Chili's. Then, we spontaneously went to a tattoo parlor for tattoos and piercings. Check out what we got by watching the video below. 

Calling Boys to Men

After weeks of prayer and preparation we finally had our first day of a gospel event at STI West Negros University here in the Philippines! I can’t begin to even describe the power of the Holy Spirit I experienced yesterday. WE HAD OVER 20+ STUDENTS GIVE THEIR LIVES TO CHRIST!!!!! While I celebrate the fact so many did, that isn’t the only amazing part of yesterday… The event started with my teammates leading worship for about 1,000 students in the gym, then they were split u

Fundraising Season

Whenever someone asks how much I need to fundraise for the race I usually get one of two responses: "Oh thats not that bad." Or their eyes just get really wide. My favorite response was: "Oh you can get that much money by whining." Sometimes people are encouraging, and sometimes people plant a seed of doubt in my mind. Yes, I understand that $15,000 is a lot of money. But I serve a God who is comes through in BIG ways, and will continue to show Himself throughout this season of fundraising. 

Into Me You See

Okay, so today I want to wrap up month 3. El Salvador was a lot of things. The word given to me this month was intimacy. With thorough cockiness, I was convinced I knew exactly what that word would look like for the month. Oh boy, was I wrong again. I thought, "Oh, Christmas! What an intimate time!" For two weeks, I was in bed, sick, with a stomach infection. Thankfully, I wasn't sick alone. Unfortunately, we were both separated from our team during this time. Intimacy looked like having my host

Saris and Dosa and Monkeys, Oh My!

Today is my squad's 6th day in India! I've been wanting to share with everyone my first week of experiences here in this country. The Journey to India We began our journey to India from Atlanta, Georgia, on the 11th. Our flight was at 7 pm and was 12h45m. I am happy to announce that I was able to sleep a lot on the plane ride to Qatar. We arrived in Doha, Qatar at 5 pm local time (before our stop there, I didn't know Qatar was a country...I thought it was a city. I'm learning so much already!)


Happy (belated) New Year! January 2017 has started off fast and furious but oh so good. I’ve been in Uganda for nearly two weeks now and have seen, learned, and been reminded of so much. We started off lodging at a college near Kampala for our first week of training. Every morning started off at 7am sharp with a workout. One morning we had to walk/hike with all our gear. I thought I had done well with my packing but am already dropping stuff. Then we had teaching sessions throughout
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