Glorify God in Relationships

Have you ever had a crush on someone? You know, how you just think that everything they do is cute. Most of the time, after a little while these crushes go away, but sometimes it turns into a relationship. That is what I want to talk about. I started dating someone a month and a […]

Not My Plan But Yours!

When I applied for Life Teen Missions, I applied for only one year. I knew I had to go back and finish school in six years so that I don’t have to pay back the money I got from the government. Until January, I thought this was God’s plan for me, even though I never […]

Victim or Victor?

Happy Easter, or as we would say it in Dutch: Zalig Pasen! I was in Colorado this Easter and went to mass in a town called Breckenridge. The priest had an awesome homily! He talked about being a victim or a victor in life. As a victor, you claim your own life. You do what […]

God Qualifies the Called

Do you ever think, “Lord, I cannot do that. Why me? Why not someone else?” I did and still do sometimes. I remember my first excuse for not becoming a missionary: “Lord, I am not good enough. Why do you call me? I am not a good example for teens. I do not know all […]

I Win!

When we came back from Christmas break, we had one day to talk to everyone. After that day we had an eight-day silent retreat. We had to be silent for eight days! I was not looking forward to it! Even though I don’t like sharing, I don’t like being quiet either. I need to talk! […]

Go Make a Difference

It seems so long ago, but I am going to write about my Christmas break. I was able to go home for two weeks, back to the Netherlands. I was excited to see all my friends and family again, but I also did not want to go because I had to leave Covecrest which is […]

I Love Confession

Yes, Confession. I never thought I would say that because until last week, I hated going to Confession. It was hard for me to say everything I did wrong to a priest. Every time I went to Confession, I decided beforehand what to say and what not to say. I held things back on purpose. […]

Glorify God in your bodies

As missionaries here at Covecrest, we live according to the Life Teen Missions Rule of Life. The purpose of the rule of life is to root our lives in Jesus Christ. Obedience to this rule of life leads us to form certain Christ-like habits, transforming us into witnesses of the Gospel. One of the sections […]

Do Not Be Afraid

Do not be afraid. How often do we hear these words? As a child, our parents say it a lot – if you are afraid of the dark or if you think there is a monster under your bed. As a child of God, God the Father says, “Do not be afraid.” Jesus says it […]