Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Moving forward

Life often seems crazy to me. People get excited about concerts or going on vacation and me? I can barely contain myself when finding out I'm going to go to Haiti and on a mission trip with my friends to Detroit. 

I mean really, who spends 2/3 of their vacation time on mission trips, other times for youth ministry. You've got to think I'm crazy because quite frankly I do. 

It's weird.

Yesterday I was in a terrible neighborhood, heart broken. Absolutely heart broken. Abandoned houses, burned down houses, THERE ARE KIDS IN THAT NEIGHBORHOOD!!!!

Here's my problem with all the naysayers about Detroit, you can do something. You can.

If this crazy single mom with hardly any talent can do it so can you. Wait? Let me guess you don't have time? Well send me $5 I'll put it to good use! I was made aware of a robotics team in a high school at Cody high school that work late and they need snacks and food! You buy, I'll fly. Oh wait, you don't have money, I have soup kitchens that need people to serve or how about reading to a classroom. Reading is fundamental! I'll even give you the book to read :) I got them. Don't have time or money, well get on your knees and pray!!!! Pray that God would provide an army to do His work, and His mighty provision to pay for it all. 

I'm excited for this summer. 2 trips to Detroit to make a difference locally and two trips to Haiti. I can barely contain myself!

I'm working with an orphanage in Haiti for child sponsorships. There are 16 children who need to be sponsored! And already 4 are sponsored! It's $25 a month. I've loved and seen them with my very own eyes! They are the most beautiful kids!  Their smiles can light up the darkest of places, their voices are so angelic to hear them sing is the most amazing thing! To see them soak up all they can learn! Amazing!!!

I am excited about this crazy path God has me on, and I'm still praying that God brings me an amazing man to share this journey with, but until then, my crazy feet will continue to move forward, hugging, smiling, loving, feeding, and maybe even tearing down a house or ten :)

1 comment:

Steve Finnell said...


Did God give mankind manifold options to have their sins forgiven?

The birth of the church of Christ was on the Day of Pentecost. What occurred on that day?

1.The apostle Peter preached Jesus, His death, His burial, and His resurrection. (Acts 2:22-35)
2. Peter stated God had made Jesus both Lord and Christ and that they were responsible for Jesus being crucified.(Acts 2:36)
3. The crowd asked Peter and the rest of the apostles what they should do. (Acts 2:37)

What was Peter's answer? Keep in mind these men had already believed that Jesus was Savior, Lord, and the Christ.

Did Peter give them this list of choices?

1. Did Peter say, "Repent and say the sinners prayer and you will have your sins forgiven and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit?"
2. Did Peter say, "You do not have to do anything thing to be saved, you were saved the very moment you believed, your sins are forgiven?"
3. Did Peter say, "Repent and be baptized because your sins have been forgiven?"
4. Did Peter say, "You were added to the body of Christ the minute you believed, however, in order to join the local church you must be baptized in water?"
5. Did Peter say, "Repent and be baptized as an example to the community?"
6. Did Peter say,"It is written that men are saved by faith only, water baptism is a good work?"
7. Did Peter say, "Water baptism is just an act of obedience, and it has nothing to do with forgiveness of your sins?"
8. Did Peter say, "The thief on cross was not baptized and he was saved; therefore you can have your sins forgiven without being baptized?"
9. Did Peter say, "You have to be baptized in order join a denominational church, however, you can get into heaven by faith only?"
10. WHAT DID PETER SAY? Acts 2:38 Peter said to them, "Repent and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.(NASB)

The apostle Peter was not offering multiple ways to have sins forgiven.

Faith: John 3:16
Repentance: Acts 2:38
Confession: Romans 10:9-10
Water Baptism: Acts 2:38