Saturday, February 28, 2009

Up Up and Away

(according to GoogleEarth this is my new Neighborhood)

I am off to Rome in only 11 days!!! Not permanently YET, I am going to Rome on my Vision Trip. This is a chance for me to meet my team leaders Brian and Sarah, and to get better acquainted with the city as well as the need. I am so thankful to all of you who have joined my financial support team, making this trip not only possible, but possible before the prices sky rocket during high season.

Please be praying for me as I journey to Rome. While I am taking this time away from the church as vacation and I am sure there will be aspects of the time that seem like one, I also have a lot of things to work through with Brian and Sarah. ReachGlobal has provided us with lots and lots of questions to work through. You can pray that God really shows me the need in Rome, and that I get a clearer picture of the work He has called me to. After being in Rome for a week I will head back to the states, but not home.

I will instead be landing in Denver, CO for a chance to see many of you,(Darbi, Heather, Pam, Vanessa and Stephen and the Daleys!) as well as attend Body Builders Support Team Building Workshop at Glen Erie in Colorado Springs. I am excited for this leg of the journey as well.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Every Good and Perfect Gift

"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning"
James 1:17

I just want to send a shout out of THANKS to all of you who have joined my Financial Support Team! I really cannot thank you enough, or do an addiquate job of expressing to you what an answer to prayer you are!

So often in the past few weeks I have prayed specifically for new donors, even being so bold as to ask God to provide certain gifts from certian people on certian days...and you know what? God has been faithful to provide exactally what I have prayed for, which makes you an answer to my prayers! He even has gone above and beyond!

So I wanted to say THANKS and encourage you to keep on listening to God as He continues to guide and direct you in so many ways! I am praying for you too!

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Want to know what is great about Italy? Food! Other things too, but tonight we are celebrating Italian cooking at my Pampered Chef Party. 15% of all proceeds will go to support me on my Road to Rome!!! Pretty fantastic!

If you love Pampered Chef or Me or Both but cannot make it to the party you can still purchase and help support my new ministry at the same time. Just click here and then you can place your order online. All orders need to be in by Monday, so take a look and see all the fun kitchen stuff you can get!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Two out of three ain't bad

For my new ministry I was given a book by ReachGlobal on raising support. In that book it strongly encourages the missionary to pray faithfully for those whom they ask for support, and also that we should pray specifically about each potential supporter. I read that portion of the book before I even made it home to CA and I started out praying faithfully for my supporters, even adding pictures of them to my computer screen saver, so that every time my computer in resting faces of people who are receiving my prayer letters are playing reminding me to pray for them. I love it. I picked great pictures too, so they make me smile.

I tried praying for specific donations a little, but not nearly as faithfully as I have prayed about other things. So today when my morning Bible Study was on the passage in Luke about not worrying about the clothes you wear or the other things you may need, but trusting God to provide, I decided it was as good as time as any to begin to get more serious in asking God to meet my needs.

In my prayer I asked God to provide three people at the prayer meeting I was heading to who would be on my support team. And I even asked Him to provide a specific amount from one person. I walked into the prayer meeting and one lady gave me a hug and told me she would be giving exactly the amount I had prayed about. Then I turned around and another told me she had pledged to give. I was in awe. Though I don't know why I haven't figured out that God answers prayer. I sat down thinking well God, two out of three ain't bad.

While we were meeting my phone rang, and someone left a message. I got out to my car and listened and they had said that they would like to support me financially! Okay so God is, well God!

Just had to share, cause I love watching God provide and continue to surprise me and teach me faith.