Lily's kids

Lily's kids

Monday, January 30, 2012

2 weeks!!!

AAAAHHHH!!!! 2 weeks??? Really??? Where did the time go? It was just a short time ago that I was saying 3 months! But here we go... 2 week countdown. I can't believe it.

For the most part I'm all ready to go. My room is filled with piles to take and piles to leave home. My suitcase is half full and soon, oh so soon! I will be flying away to Bolivia. To precious smiling faces, learning new names and hearing a foreign language 24/7.

This week I've learned and relearned...
*God is faithful and I really DON'T need to worry about anything.
*I have some AMAZING friends.
*I absolutely love laughing with my sisters in the car.
*That there might be dog meat in Bolivia!? :(
*I really don't need that many clothes for 3 months.
*I'm going to miss eating chocolate chip cookies.
*To only eat peeled fruit when I'm there.
*How hard it's going to be to say goodbye to my kids at the YMCA.
*I am so blessed by my church family.
*I have super supportive parents.
*That two weeks fly by.

Get ready for some crazy adventures!
Excited to see God glorified in this trip and to see His goodness shown through the stories I hope to tell here. Intense is probably a good word.


Monday, January 23, 2012

3 deadly words

So heavy but it is happening.
Please pray...
for the unborn girls who don't get a chance at life
for the baby girls who's life is taken so quickly
for the little girls who are neglected and abandoned
for the girls who are abused and not valued
for the girls who are commodities
for the young women used as slaves
for the young women raising their own children
for the women who are killing their baby girls

It is hard to hear about this. Someday there will be
no more heartache and pain. No more injustice and
death. But until that time we live in a fallen world.
Jesus loves these babies. He loves these girls. He
loves what He created. Jesus HATES sin. And Jesus
loved this world so much that He died for His creation.
He died for the babies.
He died for the girls.
He died for the boys.
He died for the mothers.
He died for the fathers.
He died for the abusers.
He died for the abused.
Jesus died to bring us to Himself.
Praise God for His love for us.
We cannot see the full picture of His love for us.
But praise God that He sent His son into the world.


Saturday, January 21, 2012

Up in the air so blue

I'm about to fly away with excitement! All I need are a few giant
balloons and I'll float float float high into the bluish sky. Less than
4 weeks! My heart is full of love for my home here and my adventures
in Bolivia and my home in Heaven. So incredibly blessed.

"O Father use my ransomed life in any way You choose.
And let my song forever be, my only boast is You"

What will make you fly?

Monday, January 16, 2012

Your mountain is waiting

“You're off to Great Places! 
Today is your day! 
Your mountain is waiting, 
So... get on your way!” 

Almost 4 weeks until I am off to the
mountains of Bolivia. It's coming really
fast and I am so excited to go! The first
month there, I will be taking an intensive
Spanish course in the morning and then
helping out with the kids and getting to
know them in the afternoons. 

Then after the course, a team of 16 from 
my church will be coming for 2 weeks to
put on several roofs on the children's homes
and to love and serve the children and tias!

After they leave, I will have a month and  
half left of being with the kids ALL day! 
Hopefully I will be able to pick up on Spanish
(the course should help) and really be able
to get to know the kids and Tias. 

God is so good and gracious in saving me
and drawing me to Himself. I want to 
display his glorious love to these kids.
May God be glorified and honored!


Wednesday, January 11, 2012


I am so excited to meet these 87 precious children.
87 kids to love.
87 kids to hug.
87 kids to learn from.
87 kids to teach me.
87 kids to show me my need for my Savior.
87 kids to laugh with.
87 kids to exhaust me.
87 kids that will change me.
87 is a big number.
87 reasons to smile.
87 is my new favorite number.

5 weeks till I get to see my 87 new friends!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Welcome to the suitcase!

Almost 5 weeks until I go...

3 of my new favorite (or convenient)
things to bring!

Lucy Pants! Super comfy hiking
pants I cannot wait to wear!

Crocs... I never thought I would own
a pair but... they are easy to wash
and comfy so they join my wardrobe

Bandanas!!! Love love love these!

God bless!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


This makes me want 2 things.
An elephant.
And to be able to fly.

Rise and offer yourself!

"The Lord kept saying within me, 'Since none better qualified can be got, rise and offer yourself!' Almost overpowering was the impulse to answer aloud, 'Here am I, send me.' But I was dreadfully afraid of mistaking my here human emotions for the will of God. So I resolved to make it a subject of close deliberation and prayer for a few days longer, and to look at the proposal from every possible aspect. Besides, I was keenly solicitous about the effect upon the hundreds of young people and others, now attached to all my classes and meetings; and yet I felt a growing assurance that this was the call of God to His servant, and that He who was willing to employ me in the work abroad, was both able and willing to provide for the on-carrying of my work at home." ~John Paton

Happy new year! So excited to see what God does in this
coming year. So incredibly blessed. Such grace that God
continues to draw us deeper and deeper into His glories
every day.