Thursday, April 26, 2012

Traveling in the Midwest

These last two weeks I've been traveling and speaking in the Midwest. I started off in Missouri sharing with churches, small groups, and dear supporters.

Here I am in mid-word :) speaking with the congregation at Smith Creek United Methodist Church.

In Missouri, I stayed with former colleagues from Mozambique, Vaughn and Cindy Telfer (you can see the Mozambican wood-work behind them :)

Then I traveled to Indiana for meetings at the One Mission Society Headquarters.

I was blessed to be able to share at the OMS chapel service.

This special hug was representative to me for how it felt to be welcomed back...or hugged :) my co-workers who are serving on this side in the U.S. 

The OMS office walls are covered with reminders of the work going on around the world.

The picture on the upper right is of a Mozambican man, Dinis, who is currently moving to an unreached area in Mozambique to plant new churches and disciple leaders.   


From Indiana, I traveled to Illinois with a lovely colleague, Beka Mech, to meet with two students at Moody Bible Institute to discuss women's ministry internship possibilities! 


While in Illinois, we were also able to meet up with two of my favorite people, Bruce and Mabel Callender (above :)  God used the Callenders to open up the work and lead the team in Mozambique for ten years, which included my first two years, 2002-2004. I'm ever grateful for their example of servant leadership.  

I then traveled to Kentucky to speak with a group of students from Asbury University. What a blessing it was to sit outside at night around a fire pit and share about God's love, faithfulness, and power!  

While in Kentucky, I was also able to visit with one of my best friends, Candy, and her parents (above). 

Candy and I met in a small group at our church in San Diego, CA in 2001. She still remembers, and teases me :), about the night when I timidly shared with our group that God was calling me to serve Him in Africa and that I had no idea how I was to do this! 

In the last ten years it has been amazing to see how faithful God has been as He gives me the privilege of serving Him in Mozambique!

I appreciate your prayers as I continue to travel and speak in the U.S.  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Packing and Easter

My mom will be moving in the beginning of May and these last few weeks we've been busy packing up the house!

My mom praises God for the years He has given her to live and serve Him in this house!

It was a joy to spend Easter with my family.

 Using an evangecube, I shared the story of God's love in Jesus Christ with my dear little nephews.

Then it was time for games!

Having fun with three special boys :)




Lord willing, I'll be leaving California this week...

...but before heading back to Mozambique in July,

I'll be visiting and sharing with partner churches in the Midwest and Northeast in April, May, and June.

I would appreciate prayer for a vehicle to use for traveling and speaking during the months of May and June.

Thank you!