Watch Out Chile; Here I Come!

June 18, 2014 at 5:32 pm (Missions) (, , , , , , , , , )

Mission Trip to Santiago

Hello Friends!

First off, I want to thank you for all of your support in prayers and finances. This trip would not be possible without you.

I can’t believe we’re leaving tomorrow!! We have been preparing for this trip for a year now, so it feels a little like Christmas. I wanted to let you know some specific prayer requests before I go. AND it turns out I will probably have nightly wifi access! So, I will try to post a (very short) daily update on our ministry and any further prayer requests. So be sure to check back!

I’ll tell you: the thing I am most excited for on this trip is the time we will be spending as a team. These kids are very special to me as I have seen many of them grow up over several years. We will get some processing time each night, and I will be praying for wisdom and discernment; for God to speak through me to these youth about this experience. Missions were an integral part of my faith journey, so I hope that this trip produces long-term effects not just for the church in Chile, but also in the hearts of the youth on our team (and us adults, too, of course!).

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That’s bad…no…that’s good!

September 8, 2010 at 10:52 pm (General) (, , , , , , , )


While attending PLU the first two years of college, I used mostly public transportation-45 minutes of bus ride, with several transfers. There were many, many frustrations over those months, but when I think back on one in particular, I smile every time.

It was a five-minute wait til my next bus would arrive, taking me the last leg of my journey home, and I really, really had to go potty. I had already passed the bus stop with a public restroom, so I was left dreading the antsy ride home. Until I spotted it… A restroom! I’d never seen this one before. Had they put in a public restroom recently?

I rushed over, praising God for His wonderful provision. Looking forward to sweet relief when…

Locked! What!? Why? Oh man! It must be an employee potty…

I turned around ready to mope back over to the bus stop only to see my bus pulling in early. Oh no! I ran over and caught it just in time. Gosh! If I’d actually gone into the restroom, even for 30 seconds, I would have missed my bus.  Thank God.


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Blog, blog, everywhere a blog.

August 10, 2010 at 2:05 am (General) (, , , , , , )

Powerful Laptop Computer

In this new age of the web log (a.k.a. blog), it seems that everyone and their brother has an outlet online. Everyone except me, of course. I have never felt that many people would care as much about my personal problems as to read a daily or even weekly entry online about them. Still, the idea was tempting, and I could not help feeling a little left out. Read the rest of this entry »

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