What is the main reason one should go on a missions trip? I believe that some of us might have different answers, but I also believe there is only one right answer. Many churches and schools host missions trips to different parts of the world to allow their members/students to experience missionary life in a … More It’s not about us.
This was my first Christmas in the Philippines. I missed my family extra during Christmas and I would be lying if I said my heart wasn’t a little sad during the holiday. But I learned an important lesson this Christmas as it was filled with many “firsts.” This was my first time playing the … More Christmas of Firsts
A lot of times when I’m cleaning or getting ready in the morning, I like to listen to podcasts. One podcast I enjoy listening to, is “Whoa that’s good” with Sadie Robertson. She has various Christian believers on her podcast and they talk about the best advice they’ve ever been given. It’s interesting the different … More Best Advice I’ve Ever Been Given
I know what some people think of missionaries. Because I used to think a certain way about missionaries before I became one. I had all of these misconceptions about these people who looked and acted different than I did. I mentally put them on a spiritual pedestal and expected impossible things from them. Since becoming … More Thoughts about missionaries
Someone asked me this question last week. “What does victory mean to me (in my life)?” My answer was this: Victory to me, as a Christian, is to live every day for God. The true victory would be when I get to Heaven and God is pleased with the way I lived my life for … More “What does victory mean to you?”
It’s a rainy Saturday afternoon, and I’m cuddling with my cat on the couch. I sent out my July update letters to my supporting churches, and I’m thinking about all of the things I could not fit in a short update letter. I have so many things I want to share. VBS on Patmos Island … More So many blessings
March was a good month, and April is going to be another good one. Last month, I had the privilege to be in a missions conference in Staunton, Virginia. We had a good week of services, and I really enjoyed getting to fellowship with the church. After the conference, my dad and I drove to … More What I’ve been up to lately.
Thanksgiving is over, but there is so much to be thankful for in each day. This month has been nothing short of God’s wonderful blessings. Looking back, I am still in awe at how good God is. November started out with a new adventure in front of me: teaching junior high and high school. Scary. … More There have been showers of blessings!
It is 1865 in Baltimore. The church members have gathered yet again on another Sunday morning to hear from God’s Word. Men, women and children fill the church as they look forward to what the reverend has prepared. As Reverend George Schrick stands in between the congregation and choir loft, he prays a lengthy prayer. … More Jesus paid it all…all to Him I owe.
St. Patrick was only sixteen years old when raiders invaded his Scottish town and took him captive to Ireland. The son of a deacon and grandson of a priest, Patrick still had to make his own decision about following Christ. It was during his years of captivity in Ireland when God opened Patrick’s mind “to … More Be Thou My Vision