Lily's kids

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

100 children

My thoughts tend to drift towards my passions :)
Who's don't? But this makes me really excited
about the next step in my life. Lord willing
I will be going to Africa late summer which
I am extremely excited about! When I was three,
I wanted to have 100 children and I proceeded
to make a list when I was five or six with the
numbers 1-100 and I started naming all 100
of my children. Here's an example...
1. Amy
2. Mary
3. Peter
4. John
5. Salomi...
You get the picture... And yes, I wanted a child
named Salomi but don't ask me why! :) Well
anyway... Over the years I continued to have
the desire to have 100 children and as I wanted
to help orphans. As a three year old, I didn't care
how those 100 children came, I just knew I
could love and care for them, Now that I'm a
little older... I know that I personally cannot
have 100 children physically :) ow! But I still
want to help 100 children! It's crazy how God
can use a simple desire and continue to shape
it. And now it's almost here... a couple months
and I will hopefully be helping those children.
Who know's where God will lead! :) I appreciate
prayers as I start this journey! This blog should
start to get a lot more exciting... jk. All glory
to God! He is so amazing!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


So after my last post I think that hope is in order. Although there are millions of babies being aborted, there are also many who are being rescued through crisis pregnancy centers. Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center is an amazing organization that is helping mothers as well as preaching the gospel. Several of Amnion's leaders attend my church so it has been a blessing to hear their story several times. Definitely check out there website above! Pray that God will continue to use them in the lives of women and that many more babies will be given a chance at life! God bless! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Today in the paper, there was a small column about a filthy abortion clinic in Philadelphia. At this abortion clinic, the doctor would perform abortions for immigrant and minority women. The horrible thing was that many times, the babies were born and then murdered. When I read this I was overcome with sorrow at the loss of these lives. But it reminded me of how many babies are aborted each day, each month, each year. And why is it that only when the baby is born alive is it considered murder? The thing that was the heaviest on my heart was that this was not on the front of the paper but merely a small section in the middle. And that American's will see this, as the paper called it... a "horror". In quotation marks. Not a HORROR, but merely an inconvenience to these babies who will never have a chance to live. Do we see abortion at any stage as murder or as murder only when they are alive? Which one affects us more deeply and why? Do we see abortion as the world does, as merely something that is a problem but impossible to stop? And finally, what can we do to stop it?


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Do something

At the Passion 2011 conference, they had an opportunity for the students to do something in the world. They wanted to unite in order to "do good and make a massive difference in the lives of people around the globe in Jesus' name". Some of the causes included clean water, student loans, feeding the hungry, compassion child sponsorship, homes for the people in Haiti, Bibles to the unreached in Columbia, freedom for sex slaves, rescue operations to bring freedom to girls, life-saving surgeries for babies with hydrocephalus, and socks and towels for the homeless in Atlanta.

The goal was to raise $470,000 with the students attending Passion. However, God worked in these "poor" :) college students and the Total Given at Passion 2011 Atlanta: $1,167,249.24. 22,000 students raised over a million dollars in Jesus' name! That is amazing!!! :)
Here are some of the opportunities and the goals as well as how each goal was blown away. Enjoy!

Homeless=Towels and Socks for Atlanta area shelters. Given: 18,400 towels and 88,000 pairs of socks!

Clean water=$75,000 for 15 wells in villages in India. Given: 24 wells!

Micro-finance=200 small business loans for Afghan entrepreneurs totaling $40,000. Given: 387 loans!

Bibles=20,000 New Testaments to unreached in Colombia at $20,000. Given: 31,554 New Testaments!

Feeding Children=Feed 1,000 at risk children in South Africa for one year at $50,000. Given: Feeding 2,225 children!

Homes=Build 15 homes in Haiti at $54,000. Given: 39 homes!

Sponsor Children=Sponsor 150 children and provide family essentials at a cost of $100,00. Given: 442 children sponsored!

Human trafficking=Restoration and a future for 10 girls trapped in sex slavery in Bolivia at a cost of $36,000. Given: 22 girls rescued/restored!

Surgeries for Children=$50,000 to fund 50 Hydrocephalus surgeries in Uganda. Given: 141 surgeries!

Rescue women=$45,000 to fund 10 rescue operations to free sex slaves in the Philippines (each operation frees 15 women on average). Given: 29 rescue operations!

Plus, College fund for Haitian earthquake survivor, Therissa Leo. Given: $23,106!

Isn't that amazing! God can certainly use young people in order to bring glory to His name. The last one, a college fund for Therissa was funded by each student giving only $1. I was amazed at the power of one dollar! If we all worked together, imagine what we could accomplish in Jesus' name! :) He is truly amazing! I pray you would have an amazing week! God bless!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lie Passive in God's hands

In my devotions, I read this in the Morning and Evening devotionals by Spurgeon. It reminds me of how amazing God is and how I will never fully grasp His love for me. Be encouraged!

Morning, January 6

“Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”
1 Peter 5:7
"It is a happy way of soothing sorrow when we can feel—“HE careth for me.” Christian! do not dishonour religion by always wearing a brow of care; come, cast your burden upon your Lord. You are staggering beneath a weight which your Father would not feel. What seems to you a crushing burden, would be to him but as the small dust of the balance. Nothing is so sweet as
to “Lie passive in God’s hands, And know no will but his.”
O child of suffering, be thou patient; God has not passed thee over in his providence. He who is the feeder of sparrows, will also furnish you with what you need. Sit not down in despair; hope on, hope ever. Take up the arms of faith against a sea of trouble, and your opposition shall yet end your distresses. There is One who careth for you. His eye is fixed on you, his heart beats with pity for your woe, and his hand omnipotent shall yet bring you the needed help. The darkest cloud shall scatter itself in showers of mercy. The blackest gloom shall give place to the morning. He, if thou art one of his family, will bind up thy wounds, and heal thy broken heart. Doubt not his grace because of thy tribulation, but believe that he loveth thee as much in seasons of trouble as in times of happiness. What a serene and quiet life might you lead if you would leave providing to the God of providence! With a little oil in the cruse, and a handful of meal in the barrel, Elijah outlived the famine, and you will do the same. If God cares for you, why need you care too? Can you trust him for your soul, and not for your body? He has never refused to bear your burdens, he has never fainted under their weight. Come, then, soul! have done with fretful care, and leave all thy concerns in the hand of a gracious God".

God bless!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Passion 2011

This is just a brief overview of the Passion 2011
conference that I recently attended in Atlanta.
Passion 2011 is a conference for 17-25 year olds.
The main goal is to glorify God-uniting students
in worship and prayer for spiritual awakening in
this generation. It was truly amazing to hear Jesus'
name praised and to see 22,000 young adults
unite in His name. The speakers and worship
were all amazing.I was encouraged and felt that
Jesus drew near and spoke to me. The biggest
thing I took away was that Jesus wants to be my
everything. He wants to be at the center of
everything that I do.To Him be all the glory and
not to me. My happiness and desires should be
in Him and not in myself and in belongings. I
also enjoyed my family group which was 8 people
that I met and we grew together as we discussed
things that we heard and felt at the conference.
I was so encouraged throughout this whole
conference and want to live my life for God
alone. I will write later about some of the causes that
Passion was contributing to. God worked through
these young people in amazing ways.
Happy new year and God bless!