The year has been amazing. I have seen God's hand in so many ways. It is a joy to serve him in Belize. Yes, it has been 30 years now, since I first started out in missions. I am so grateful to the Lord for His amazing grace and love that has kept me safe, healthy and full of joy. He has been with me every step of the way.
I did not get the funds to go to Italy, however I am leaving for a training conference, all expenses paid with Samaritan's Purse to Ecuador from June 3rd to June 7th. Nice birthday present, my birthday is June 8th - yep turning 52.
We just hosted an amazing fund raiser for the Philippines on April 5th. We raised $3754. It was a wow day, so many churches, ministries and businesses joined us. I am so thankful to the Heavenly Father for placing the vision in our hearts and also to help us carry it out.
Right now I am working on two international teams! The first team of 12 is from Michigan and they are coming July 21 to 28th. The team will be staying in my house.I have purchased bunk beds, new foam mattress and it has been super fun getting the house set up for the team. They will have a full week of working on lots of projects, one of which is painting the bathrooms in the church, as well as hosting a church picnic on Sunday, July 22nd. and the second team is from Minnesota. The arrive July 19th and we head down south for a week. We will be hosting a VBS for 200 children. I am really excited to be working with my friends Scott and Holly again.
I am still serving with my Belizean church, youth director, secretary and an elder. As well I have been serving now for 2 months with Freedom House (rehab home for ex - prisoners). I am truly excited to be working with Samaritan's Purse, I love working with so many different churches and yes the children, I love the children they are so on my heart. Graduations are coming up, so I am not sure how the next season will be, I have been invited to a few already. I do want to attend a couple
Please check out my web site - it has lots of updates and you can check out my blogs.
Please pray for extra strength and grace.There will be lots of long days head and as well as lots of travelling.
Please pray for the teams, that God will always be the center and it is about pleasing and honoring Him.
Please pray for a increase in my monthly support.
Please pray for an open door for me to go to visit my family and friends in August. It has been 30 years since I got involved in missions and I would really like to do something special. I am hoping and praying for three to four weeks and a plane ticket.
Lots of love