Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I found JOY

This summer I found JOY
...in the little things, joy in the big things, joy in the easy and in the hard, joy in trusting the Lord with my whole life, joy in climbing mountains and having children climb on me, joy in taking a tiny boat across to an island, and joy in the simplicity of the way of life in the Philippines.   There aren't words to describe my summer serving the Lord in the Philippines, all I can say is I want to go back!

Bicol, Philippines

Monday, August 3, 2015

Acts 20:24

There is a place where instead of churches on every street there are temples. Instead of Bibles there are spirit houses. Instead of God there is nothing. Instead of light there is darkness. 

So I know I couldn't have done anything more important this summer than to bring the light of the Holy Spirit to Thailand. There were lots of hard days. But the Lord blessed us and saw His ministry through. I believe one reason He brought me to Asia was to encourage the Thai Christians that are always living in the dark. They showed me what real faith is. I learned to take up my cross every day and carry it because life is really about Acts 20:24. "I consider my life worth nothing to me, if only I may finish the race and complete the task The Lord Jesus has given me, the task of testifying to the gospel of God grace."


Here am I... send me

How then can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? Romans 10:14-15

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send? And who will go for us? And I said, Here am I, send me!    -Isaiah 6:8

Southeast Asia