Thursday, March 18, 2010

Getting out of the boat...

As I was reminded tonight, we have to get out of the boat to be able to walk on water. I'm hoping these next few months will help me break out of some of my comfort zones!

For those who don't know, I have felt God calling me to church plant with my friends Bobby and Rachel. In May, we will be officially "launching" (for lack of a better word) Missio Dei Community. It's not the typical church plant, and I am SO excited about it! I am excited to do something new that matches with my missional views.

It is a huge step of faith, that I am more than ready for! And I am so blessed to be doing it with fun people that I love.

I would write everything out here, but I think you should just go check out the Missio Dei Community website.

We would love any prayer during this transition time as Bobby and Rachel raise support and we all prepare our hearts and lives for this exciting change. I'm sure I'll be blogging lots about it over the next few months!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


Thanks to everyone who has been praying for Sanu. God has proven himself faithful, yet again. Sanu is recovering and doing well, even after the doctors said she would never wake up. Julia, one of the older girls, has been emailing me updates everyday. She says Sanu is improving, everyday. I am so thankful and excited that she gets a second chance at life.

I pray that God will protect her from her parents and family who have disowned her and are really angry. Thanks for continuing to pray with me!

Everyday God has been reminding me of His faithfulness. Last night we read from Psalm 145, yet another reminder. :)

The Lord is faithful to all his promises and loving toward all he has made. The Lord upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. -Psalm 145

Thursday, March 11, 2010

A Heavy Heart

My heart is incredibly heavy as I write today. God is in control, and strengthens our faith as we go through trials. I'm thankful for that, but it doesn't make these 2 things any easier.

  • Yesterday, I received my 2nd pink slip in 2 years. This one was a little more shocking, as I am in my 2nd year of tenure. They have never gone in this deep with pink slips, so it shocked us all. We have 18 teachers on staff, 10 received pink slips...and that doesn't include non classroom staff. We are hopeful that we will get our jobs back, but at this point we just have to wait. Please pray for all educators, as all of CA is going through this. I pray that it will be a priority one day.

  • And more importantly, I received some heartbreaking news from India this morning. In this post, I was blogging from India about a girl named Sanu. Her and I became very close during the 2 weeks I was there. She was very funny and asked me lots of questions about American boys..ha. When I left India, I wasn't sure if she knew Jesus, but Chandon,a christian boy, was in love with her. I don't know all of the details, but at some point in the last few weeks they got married. I was happy to hear about that because of the affect he'll have on her, but I also know that her family is Muslim. She expressed a lot of fear about her father and his threats against Christianity. Apparently the problems with her family got bad enough that she felt like she couldn't handle it anymore. Sometime in the last few days, Sanu drank some type of poison, to try and end her life. She is currently in a hospital in Kolkata. She is non responsive and they know that only a miracle from God can save her. It doesn't look good. Even though I only spent 2 weeks with her, I felt like my heart was ripped in two when I heard. Please be praying for everyone there, they are all heart broken.

" Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4

Monday, March 08, 2010


This weekend, I got to go visit some of my closest friends, Missy, Matt, Tricia and Travis in Boise, Idaho. I had never been to Idaho, so I was super excited. I was able to go Thurs-Sun. I really needed a break from life, it was perfect timing.

It was also Missy's birthday this weekend...I made plans for us to go to Mexican food and Fondue at the Melting Pot(sooooo good). On Friday we ran on the Oregon Trail and had birthday festivities. On Saturday we wondered around downtown Boise and Boise St and hiked to favorite part! I am so blessed to have friends that I can have fun doing anything with and who I can be myself with. In fact, one of my favorite moments was a spontaneous dance party with a strobe light and fog machine, which ended up setting off the smoke alarm. :) It was an awesome time away, and I came back feeling refreshed!

The capital buidling, downtown Boise

Birthday dessert at The Melting Pot
The Blue field where the Boise St. Broncos's famous, had to get a picture.
The top of Tablerock, the view of Boise.

Love the cross at the top of Tablerock :)
Birthday dinner!