Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Christmas Story

Adorable. I love the beauty of hearing the Christmas message
from a child's mouth.
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

15 year dream

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who's heart broke at the thought of orphans. At the thought of other children living alone. Unloved, scared, hungry, hurting. This little girl wanted 100 children. 100 children to protect and love and hold. As the little girl grew older, this burden continued to press on her heart. She prayed for wisdom and leading as she started to look for opportunities to personally love on those precious orphans she had been dreaming about. Doors were opened and closed and God gave grace and peace. And then, an opportunity came for the girl to go to Africa. A dream would be coming true. But God had a sovereign plan and the doors to Africa closed for now and the door to Bolivia opened up.

53 days! Can't wait!
Merry Christmas!
God bless!


Tuesday, December 20, 2011


8 weeks until I leave!
7 weeks left to worship at Sovereign Grace
6 people in my family who I will miss tremendously.
5 thousand reasons for my heart to sing!
4 sisters who will Skype me
3 months in a whole new world!
2 weeks with a wonderful team!
1 amazing Savior who has changed my life!

Thursday, December 8, 2011


10 weeks! Wow! In 10 weeks, Lord willing, I will be flying thousands of miles out of the country I have lived in all my life and for 3 months live in a very different country. A different continent! I will spend these 3 months with over 87 children. I will learn to speak Spanish (hopefully), smile and learn new names, try new foods, conquer "Death Road", take cold showers, climb mountains, splash in mud puddles, hug children, grow closer to God, see His grace EVERY day I am gone, dream in Spanish :), laugh, cry, learn and love.

I will definitely post the long story of how God has lead me to Bolivia. It is cool to see His faithfulness and sovereign plan for me. I am excited to start this amazing adventure and so thankful for everyone who will be praying along the way. :) As I said, this blog could get a whole lot more exciting in the next few weeks and months!