Prayer Works.

For the past three months, I lived at a Life Teen camp in Arizona called Camp Tepeyac. I was the prayer coordinator. That meant that for six weeks my role was to simply pray, pray for camp. When the power went out, my role was to pray. To pray that even if all the generators […]

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 […]

Yes, God Has a (sometimes unexpected) Plan for You.

So….picture this one. You find yourself in a hospital emergency room, being hooked up to an IV, nurses giving you shots, doctors coming in to look at X-rays that were taken of some part of your body, people reporting your vital signs….but you have no idea of what anyone is saying or what is going […]

Fleeing from Fear

I’m afraid of walking past where the bear lives at summer camp. I’m afraid of walking anywhere in the dark. I’m afraid of never finding my vocation. I’m afraid of white water rafting. I’m afraid of large quantities of mayonnaise and sliced yellow cheese. So what do I do to conquer those fears? Usually nothing. […]

Plan…to be surprised

“I want to talk to you about the subject of plans… life plans and how we all make them, and how we hope that our kids make good, smart, safe plans of their own. But if we’re really honest with ourselves, most of our plans don’t work out as we’d hoped. So instead of asking […]

I Will Wait

Listen to this: I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons Waiting. A topic that is quite prevalent among several young adults that I know. I’ve heard about waiting, read about waiting, sung about waiting, talked about waiting, prayed about waiting – all the while…waiting. As I wondered what I could blog about this month, I hesitated […]

Summer Cleaning

Summer’s here! You know what that means? Ice cream, baseball games, trips to the beach and…cleaning. Okay, maybe that last one’s not on your summer list, but as a missionary, it’s definitely been on mine. I am serving at a Life Teen Camp in Arizona, Camp Tepeyac. Campers don’t actually come until July, so the […]

Ache Like Christ

Jesus loves us. I hope that’s not new information to you. He loves us immensely. The cross, we know as Christians, is the greatest act of love in history. I think a lot of people get lost thinking they have to love Christ back in some huge way. All He really wants is us to stop […]

Be missionary!

Something that I hear often is what a great person I am for being a missionary in Haiti. I think people admire the thought of someone temporarily giving up their life in the U.S. to go to some poor foreign country to feed the hungry and clothe the naked even though our mission here is […]

The War

I had a dream a few nights ago that was so vivid and terrifying it ingrained itself in my heart and it breaks because of it. In this dream I was looking at this screen of a computer and I could see people from all over watching the same thing. On screen people, men and women were […]