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Quito, La Mejor Ciudad del Mundo

On the race, and in life, I think we get into this mindset that ministry is something we go to. Something that has a start and end time. Something that our hosts ask us to do or be a part of. It is structured and has boundaries or limitation. But the God we serve doesn’t fit into a box. He is outside of time and space and doesn’t always fit into our schedule. This month ministry was only a few hours a week, so we could have spent our “free time” doing any number of thing

They say it comes in threes...

Month three on the race:  Police, a mugging, and a flood They say it comes in threes, right?   You may have heard a little bit about my month in Peru so far, but what you may not know is just how crazy this month has been.   I decided it is time to sit down and tell you about it.     This journey of being interruptible began in the back of a cop car on the streets of a rather dangerous, and now completely flooded town, on Friday March 10th. My squad of 58

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In 1 week, it will be the most wonderful day of the year (to me anyways), My BIRTHDAY!! When I was younger my dad would always make my birthday such a huge deal and buy me cakes (yes plural, more than 1) and celebrate the day I was born, I would be showered with Love and attention & because of this I am huge on birthdays and love celebrating people and the day they were born.  When I became a christian, God showed me a new way to view my birthday (it only made it worst lol), He showed

Holy Spirit, You Messed Up My Race

Thursday night, our squad leaders asked us to stay after dinner, and I didn’t think much of it. It wasn’t out of the ordinary for leadership to give us announcements concerning what the rest of week and our ministry looks like.   “We’re having a route change,” one of the leaders said.    Before I could let it register in my mind what that entailed, they explained that we were losing China and Mongolia. The last squad who tried to get into China

Week 1 Ministry Madagascar

This is the church we are working for the first two weeks in Madagascar.  The first few mornings we spent in here sanding down the pews to be stained.   We also did some prayer walks visiting members of the church to pray for them during our first week of ministry.   During our first week we helped teach an English class at this office.

Mugg and Bean

“Should we start walking?” Ariane looks at her watch and looks at me as she knows we have to be back well before we leave at 9:30am. I look at my watch and see that it’s 6:55am just like we planned, and we start our walk to Mugg & Bean.   We walk out of the hostel and down the hill to the Gables strip mall. The barren parking lot proves that we are most likely the only customers that committed to being at our destination shortly after sunrise. We turn the corner an

Mugg and Bean

“Should we start walking?” Ariane looks at her watch and looks at me as she knows we have to be back well before we leave at 9:30am. I look at my watch and see that it’s 6:55am just like we planned, and we start our walk to Mugg & Bean.   We walk out of the hostel and down the hill to the Gables strip mall. The barren parking lot proves that we are most likely the only customers that committed to being at our destination shortly after sunrise. We turn the corner an

Route Change

A big requirement of being on the World Race is flexibility. Plans constantly change, ministry looks differently than expected, and if you want to thrive your only option is to be adaptable.  That being said, we have a route change! Initially, we were scheduled to spend 2 weeks in Malaysia, a month in Mongolia, and a month in China. However, the last WR team to apply for visas to China from Malaysia were denied. In addition, our ministry hosts in Mongolia have fallen through.  Ins

A Change of Plans

On Thursday night after dinner, we were asked to hang back for some important announcements from leadership. We circled up and waited for whatever it was they had to share. I assumed it would be some logistical things for the weekend and didn't think much about it. When they started speaking their tone and demeanor revealed otherwise. They started with "R-Squad... we have another route change..." The room was quiet and still. My heart sunk deep into my chest anxiously awaiting what came next.&

Man Plans His Way, God Orders His Steps

ROUTE CHANGE   Well, guys. I don't know what the heck God is doing, but I know who He is and I know that He is good no matter what happens.   It's with deep sadness that I share with you that we will no longer be going to China or Mongolia. The last squad was denied entrance into China and our ministry contacts in Mongolia backed out.   That being said, the good news is this: we will still be going to twelve countries this year!  
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