I Can’t Help It!

As missionaries, we often talk about the Scripture verse Acts 4:20: “It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.” The Apostles said this boldly as the rulers and elders told them not to speak or teach about Jesus. They were confident about who Jesus was and all God […]

Celebrate Easter!

Easter day seemed a little more special for me this year. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think it’s mostly because of the ways that I’ve drawn closer to the Lord this year as a missionary, especially in prayer. It hasn’t been the easiest year of my life, but it has been incredibly blessed! […]

God Speaks Clearly

God speaks clearly. Does He really? Just last night I had a conversation with one of my missionary sisters about this. We talked about how sometimes we wish that God would just speak more clearly: that He would tell us exactly what He wants of us, what He’s calling us to, and what He has […]

Trusting in God’s Promises

Do you ever question God or fail to trust Him completely? I wish I could say that I don’t, but even as a missionary, I’m still human, and I still question God sometimes… A little over a month ago, Life Teen started a new mission base in Houston, Texas, and I am one of five […]

I Am Not Perfect

I am not perfect. Surprising? No, but it’s not generally something I love to go around telling every person I meet. As Life Teen missionaries, an image we commonly use is that living in community is like holding up a mirror to all of our faults. As we live and pray and serve with the same […]

Come Together – Haiti Mission 2011!

Two weeks ago, I went on a mission trip to Haiti with thirteen other missionaries, most of whom I live with here at Covecrest. It was an incredibly blessed trip from start to finish! As I started writing this blog, I was listening to a song written by Michael W. Smith shortly after the earthquake […]

Ignorance of Christ

As I mentioned before, part of our outreach to the local community is running the youth groups at the two local parishes: St. Helena’s and St. Mark’s. When the missionaries returned from Christmas break, we had to create the schedule of topics for St. Mark’s youth group: every Sunday night from January through April. After […]

A Snowstorm and New Life

Last week, I really felt in prayer that God was telling me, “Behold, I make all things new” (Revelation 21:5). Since then, He has really shown me the truth of this statement in a number of ways. The first and most tangible way came in the form of snow – and lots of it. A […]

Have you ever climbed a tree?

I think it’s been a few years since I’ve climbed a tree, but it’s something that I definitely enjoyed as a kid. I can remember specific instances were I climbed a tree to put up Christmas lights with my dad and the fun I had climbing a particular tree at a park near my house. […]

Hypo-what?… Both God and Human: the Hypostatic Union

In addition to serving at Covecrest, the missionaries and staff are also involved in outreach to the local community. This year, we are helping to coordinate youth groups for the two local Catholic parishes: St. Helena and St. Mark. Last Sunday, the topic for Life Night at St. Mark’s was the hypostatic union. This term, […]