In a few hours we leave for our family mission trip to Columbia with Compassion International! As I reflect upon my recent journal entries — may the following messages given to me encourage you to LOVE, SERVE, and INSPIRE in ways beyond your wildest dreams! ❤️
“Be focused and fierce in prayer. Close your eyes to the obvious, and behold a vision of restoration and justice. This is what God wants to bring to earth. There are people who need you to close your eyes and see them when you pray. I mean really pray tenacious prayers that reach heaven and scare you as they pass over your lips.” ~ Lisa Bevere
“In a short while, you will be standing firm on the mountaintop. The vision you carry will unfold and carry you there. My encounters with you will increase and I will be instructing you on a new level.” ~ I Hear His Whisper, Brian Simmons
“Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.” ~ Isaiah 58:10 (NLT)
“It doesn’t matter what others see for you. If God has spoken, believe Him. Go where He tells you to go; listen to what He speaks to you. Follow this Lion as He leads, and trust the knowing even when others might not understand. Are you ready to be amazed?” ~ Lisa Bevere
We are flying into Barranquilla, staying in Santa Marta, and serving in Sevilla, Magdalena, Columbia (see map below). This Compassion Trip is entirely possible because God opened a HUGE door for us to go, and because of the generous support of our dear family and friends!
Over 65+ individuals and/or families have helped us via fundraising support etc.! We are beyond grateful for each of YOU! — Kelli Abramovich, Debbie Ayer, Angela Bertram, Krysten Begley, Del & Betty Blake, Dan & Wilma Bohlmann, Barbie Borinski, Ed Canavan, Beth Cellular, Nicki Church, Clarkson Family, Teresa Demeter, Jaime Finnessey, Lyric Godfrey, Brittany Greathouse, Mary Grubb, Denise Gusich, Kay Hannah, Jen Haren, Hedrick Family, Jennifer Herman, Cindy Hoel, Diane Holtrup, Libby Hunt, Kim Family, Larish Family, Kim Mack, Tracy Macon, Mandat Family, Brenda Matthews, Lisa Maxcy, McFarland Family, Dana McNally, Ed McQuade, Amie Moller, Munson Family, Nichols Family, Virginia Orr, Hanan Palz, Maggie Parrish, Marcy Pratte, Maile Propst, Raber Family, Charlie & Pam Rehfeldt, Chuck & Mary Rehfeldt, Heather Ripberger, Nathalie Rivett, Nicole Roberts, Todd Rogers, Bob & Jackie Rundio, Stephanie Russell, Saar Family, Amber Samplin, Kate Shipp, Stephanie Sinagra, Bebe Smith, Summer Standifer, Susan Tangeman, George & Michelle Taylor, Martin & Haydee Taylor, Tracy Trapnell, Trowbridge Family, Valencia Family, Shauna VanHemert, Dan & Melana Wallace, Wang Family, Terri Wiest, Lynn Dee Witteveen, and Suzanne Zupancic. ❤️
Please continue to keep us and our team in your thoughts and prayers as we serve the beautiful children, families, and communities of Northern Columbia April 4-9, 2018. May God bless you beyond measure! 🙏🏻
❦ God, give us eyes to see, ears to hear, hands to love, and hearts to grow in our understanding of You.
❦ God, use us and our team to love these kids and their families, and use us to be Your message to them — that You see them, know them, love them, and have amazing plans for them.
❦ God, may our team be an encouragement to everyone we encounter!