Hello from Redding, CA and soon to be many other places. Life is good. It is not without it’s speed bumps or hurdles. I don’t want you to get the impression that life is always a smooth journey. It has it’s share of challenges. Jesus and the apostles never painted for us a picture of ease. They too faced challenges in their lives serving God. One thing each of the knew deep in their heart that God was a good God. He loves us and wants good for us. We live in a broken world and broken things happen in life. For those of you who know me, you know I have had my share of hurdles to overcome. I tripped up recently when on one of my ministry trips I fell and broke my hand. We have two choices when a trial hits we can complain or choose to find what the good is and find God working in the trial. I did go through trials and I have recently been in a season of blessing and favor.
So what does that look like. Well one I have had the great privledge to serve on the team of the Converge School leaders conference. This has been a conference to help people who want to plant schools like this one come and learn how to do just that. This school has transformed my life. Jesus has commissioned us to go and MAKE disciples. So that is exactly what they do here. At this event. They are training people to make disciples. This is one of my primary passions. I hunger for people not only know Jesus but also to walk in the fullness of what He has called them to be. We call it here being a champion of people. You know me this is something God made me to be! So I feel at home in this place. So wha’t else have I been doing. I had the honor of serving at the Randy Clark Healing School in January and I was ask to paint on stage. I painted a painting about identity. I was inspired by a movie named the Queen of Katwe. It is about a young girl who started in the slums of Uganda and she became the Chess champion of Africa. One of the most powerful moves in chess is when you use your pawn to move across the board and get to you opponates home row and swap your pawn for a Queen. This is such a picture of what God does for us. He came into the enemies home place and gave his life not only so we could live but to allow us to be given new life and become royalty and give us the power to overcome. We have the challenge to believe that this is what he has done for us and we are able to do just that. We are called to walk in the same power as Jesus and to be seated with Him in heavenly places.
So what is next… so much more. My hand is one the mend and I will be heading to Sacramento on Wednesday to get it checked out and in better shape. I am beginning my last Trimester of school. Oh my gosh this year is almost over… Yet there is still so much to do… First I leave for Pasadena next Friday, I am Painting on stage at the next conference the following Friday after I come home on Tuesday. Then a short break from traveling then I will leave for Cape Town South Africa in the beginning of March. Another short break then I am off to Cuba… You say are you done and I say no… I was invited to join another person on a trip to Six Flags in April (I think Jesus knows how much I love roller coasters). Wow I feel like I just got off a roller coaster!! I am truly living the adventure. Thank you Lord. My Heart and my life is feeling the Love of the Lord each day. I will let you know that all my ministry trips are covered and I only owe $850 for my Cuba trip. The Six Flags trip will be covered by leftover money from one of my other trips. I have made the decision to focus on school for this next three months. Because of my travel schedule and my school commitments I have very little ability to work hours at a minimum wage job. God has opened up doors for me to help people with computers and it is something that can work with my schedule. God has truly been good to me in this season. I am praying about what is next and I do not have a definite answer. I am working on staying close to Him and hear His heart for this season. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. I would ask if God places me on your heart it is for a good reason. So I ask that you would remember me in your prayers. some of the things you can be praying about is one or all of the following:
- Complete healing and restoration for my hand
- For travel safety, smooth travels, health and no injuries on trips
- Full funding on all remaining trips
- Wisdom for the next step and vision or direction as to what that looks like
As always if you wish to partner with what God is doing in my life. I will let you know you wil be touching the lives of people all over the world. Not just through my travels but also in the lives I have the opportunity to touch each day. If you would like to help financially then you can click on one of the following links.
For Pasadena, South Africa or Six Flags and any other possible trips I might go on: CLICK HERE.
My greatest need is for Cuba $850 to go: CLICK HERE