This song has brought me so much joy for so many years.....Jesus calls us to sit at the table with the poor, the thieves, the hungry, the lost, the broken! I pray that I remember this everyday!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
My wrist will never be the same again...
A thousand bees eating your arm is what it felt like....
I thought I was going to throw up and pass out........
I never in a million years thought that I would be sitting in a chair getting a tattoo! I have hated tattoos! I have told every single one of my friends I will never get one and that they will regret it in 50 years from now. Welp... I go to Haiti for a week where the Lord puts on my heart the word HOPE. There is a lot involved in the word HOPE. We are ambassadors for the Lord which is one reason why He uses us to GIVE HOPE to a lost and broken world. Jesus truly is my ONLY HOPE. I cling to HIM and HIS promises because in them I find HOPE to live! I want to live everyday GIVING HOPE (Bay Espwa) to those the Lord places in front of me! His HOPE is what sets my feet to dancing and my heart to beating each and everyday!!!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
The beach and the mountains all in one location!!!! Pure bliss....
One of the highlights of the trip was going snorkeling....about 8 of us sat in this little boat while he rowed us out to the best snorkeling spot. We saw the prettiest fish and coral I have ever seen!
EMBER!!!!! My favorite kid in Haiti!!!!
Veseline and Pierre!!! Lord-- bless them and keep them safe! Please fill them with joy unspeakable!!!
G in front of the the artsiest door!!!!!
Sunset pics.....way to go to Rach!! Great photography!
Me: Ember it's bath time. Ember: screammmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Holding their little hands brought me So much joy!
Precious little baby!!!
This is how they made beads...... SO INCREDIBLE what they create with old cereal boxes and glue!!!
Well, we rolled into the church around 2 a.m. last night after a long day of traveling. It's always weird to wake up in one country and go to bed in another. My heart was definitely not ready to leave Haiti. After one week of being there I was settling in and getting comfy only to pack up my back pack and travel home. This past week was WILD! Traveling there alone was insane. We sat on the runway in Miami for 4 hours while they attempted to fix some part of the plane to then have us exit the plane for another hour. It was then and there that we were quickly reminded that this trip is not ours and we must hold our plans loosely in our hands. Once we finally landed in Port Au Prince Haiti a huge bus was waiting for us with two adorable children KiKi and GFleur (soon to be Moldrup 6 and 7). Spending the week with these two children only increased my heart for adoption. I prayed every night "God, I am ready and willing to bring every child you tell me to home with me." I know for a fact that with or without a husband I will be adopting children from many different nations. Preferably Africa and Haiti maybe China.
Each day we spent in Haiti was filled with new adventures. We would hang out with the Artisans watching them make beads out of our recycled cereal boxes. We would hold lots of babies. We would walk into the tent villages and meet our new friend's family and see where they lived. We would make scrapbooks for our Haitian friends so they could have something tangible to look back on and see their lives today. We would paint walls of the guest house. The boys would go into the villages and put gutters on houses to help when it rains. We would build intentional relationships with our brothers and sisters in Haiti. We would organize the jewelry in the boutique. We would help with inventory. We would help with accounting. We would cook. We would clean. We would play games with the kids. We would worship. We would pray. We would cry and ask God why things were the way they were there. We did a lot in those 7 days I wish I was still there! Pieces of my heart are definitely still there!
Friday, March 11, 2011
I am in love with an 18 year old boy! This is unbelievable talent right here! Graham marry me!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
In just two short days I will be on a plane traveling to HAITI! Where the sun is hot, the Lord is present, and the children are longing for someone to hold and love on them. I can't believe it is finally time to go. I feel like we have been praying, meeting, and talking about this trip forever and now it is here! PTL (praise the Lamb)
Please be praying for us as we travel. I know it is just a short trip..my heart keeps fighting to not think "oh it's just a week, we'll be there and back in no time." I want to be radically changed from the inside out in this short week. I have seen a lot of the world already. I have held orphans, I have walked thru the mountains of China, DR, Bolivia, Europe, and Africa. It is hard for me to imagine I will experience something different in these next 6 days. Please pray that God will rock my boat in a way I have never known Him too before.
Please pray that we will leave behind footprints of life and hope in the Haitian's lives. Please ask Jesus to open Heaven over Haiti and restore its walls in a beautiful way.
"Jesus said, separated from me, you can do nothing." -John 15:5
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
Someone I admire and cherish very much shared this with me today! It encouraged my heart as I hope it wills yours!
How can women not love the Lord?
- He is a gentleman
- He is confident
- He is a provider and protector
- He is rich and powerful
- He owns everything, there is nothing He wouldn't do for me
- He perfects all things concerning me
- He anticipates my wants and needs
- Every day He tells me and shows me how much He loves me
- I don't have to perform in order to earn His love
- He keeps all of His promises
- No one can influence His opinion of me
- He is the ultimate intimate partner
- He can't "disown" me because I am part of Him
- He prepares a table before me
- He covers me and doesn't expose me
- He wrote His loving words down so that I'll never forget how He feels about me!