I Choose to Trust – One Year in Haiti

October 10th marked the one year anniversary of our mission team moving to Haiti and beginning mission here at the John Paul II Center for the New Evangelization! I can’t believe it has been a year, but I am blessed and encouraged by all that God has done in these past twelve months. I have […]

Dolphin Tales

Dolphins have been my favorite animals since I was a little kid. I collected all possible dolphin things and my biggest dream was to become a dolphin trainer. I loved going to dolphin shows and sleeping with my stuffed dolphins. I never became this dolphin trainer but I still like dolphins a lot. I have […]

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 […]

Had a Bad Day?

Ever had a bad day? One of those days when you can’t seem to do anything right? A day when you make mistake after mistake? Well, I have had a bunch of those recently… I became an official Life Teen Missionary a little over two weeks ago (when I wrote this blog) and so far, the […]

My heart was locked….

Let’s go a couple months back in time… to my Easter break. I know, it’s September, summer is over and we’re not in Easter time anymore in our liturgical year, but I still want to take you back to my Easter break for a moment. I was able to spend this Easter break with 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 […]

Sleeping in My Daddy’s Arms

A few weeks ago, I had the blessing of sitting a row behind a father and his three-year-old daughter during Mass. He was holding his daughter in his arms, and she fell asleep before Mass even started. She slept the whole Mass, no matter whether her father stood up, sat down, kneeled, or walked forward […]

Living in the Throne Room

I recently read a reflection about Lent that was centered on Mark 1:15—“‘This is the time of fulfillment.  The kingdom of God is at hand.  Repent, and believe in the gospel.’”  The question was asked, “Who was Jesus talking to?”  Not everyone in the crowd was living an immoral life, surely.  In fact, most of […]

Invitation to Rest

During the last week or so of formation, we’ve been reading The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen.  This book has helped open my eyes to the walls I’ve built around my heart—walls I thought I had already knocked down and walls I didn’t even realize I constructed.  The Return of the Prodigal […]

Healing or Haiti?

Before Paul and I moved to Covecrest, a friend of ours named Jon, who had also been a Life Teen missionary, called Paul on the phone.  I overheard Jon telling Paul that he’s excited for us to be going to Covecrest and that he believed that I would receive healing that I needed while at […]