One year later….

It has been nearly 365 days since I have left the United States of America!  The Lord is so good, and His presence in my life is overwhelming!  I have travelled 27,000 miles, personally seen over 60 people healed, ministered in 9 different countries, pastored or preached at over 18 churches, and seen around 125 […]

We’re knot all in the same boat…

Well, this was the last week of the School of Navigation and Seamanship, which means lots of “see you later” and “goodbyes.”  In YWAM though, it is rarely a forever goodbye.  The relationships I have made here, I believe, will stay with me for the rest of my life.  I am so excited to see where the […]

Commitment isn’t my strong suit….

Asking me to make a commitment is about as easy as giving a cat a bath. I loathe commitments. I always feel locked in, stuck, and claustrophobic by their restraints. Knowing my hate for commitments, I have decided to make one. This one is a two-year, nerve-wracking contract. I have decided, only through God’s guiding […]

New place. New people. New mission.

Darkness. Complete darkness. Not a scary or unknown darkness, but tranquil and sleepy. Then a noticeable rocking both to and fro, slowly increasing in intensity. Light flooding the pupils as eyes open, and the darkness fades. The realization that the world isn’t moving, but the wake from a departing ferry is causing the ship to […]

A city worth 40,000…

Some cities have a way sticking in your memory forever.  The aroma of bread baking; street performers exhausted from a day’s work; architecture that takes you back in time.   Rome.  It’s a city that I proudly spent about 40,000 steps per day exploring and still didn’t see everything my heart desired. Arriving back to […]

Adventure from Africa to Europe

Choking back tears as I said goodbye, my home for the past five months disappeared behind the wings of the turbulent plane. The time spent in Malawi was a necessary eye-opening, heart-softening, and soul-growing time that taught me more than I can explain. Moving to the next phase in my walk with Christ, I cannot […]

It was Just Yesterday

How incredible to think that the five months of Discipleship Training School is already over!  It seems like yesterday that we arrived on base. I can remember the sickness in our stomachs as we make a shaky landing on the tarmac and the surprise to be picked up at the airport by a mini bus […]

Dreamy Pines

Being jostled as we barrel down the, on-construction, road to Mbeya cutting through a massive pine forest, I feel like I am peeking into the forests of Colorado. The darkness between the gangly trunks is enchanting, nothing but trees as far as the eyes can see, until they disappear into the abyss. My mind drifts […]