Sunday, June 26, 2011

Returning "Awesome" Students

*Warning: Please ignore my lack of grammar, punctuation, continuity,  etc. Read at your own risk.*

It was time, again, to visit the hallowed halls of a college campus in order to experience the thrill of a life time. 

The adventure began with worship and praise to our King. 

Followed by a wonderful story of a CEF missionary from another country who was persecuted for her beliefs. 

Then, it was off to our assigned classes where adventure awaited. 

As the director of the state walked down the hallway leading to the RAS room, he could hear sounds of laughter coming from the classroom. But, when he walked into the place of learning, everything ceased. For the students knew, the Buck had stopped here. 

Sean Miller graciously taught our class on Forming a Biblical Worldview. Even though he would get the sign, "Where's the Door Sean?" several times, he continued onward. 

The RAS cheerleader kept the spirit alive when things got a little boring. 

Though the two boys were advanced in training, they were not advanced in maturity. 
totally kidding.....these guys were awesome!! :) 

In order for us to understand what his two year old daughter said, the teacher made us to watch Dora the Explorer instead of the muppets. Of course, that made Kermit the Frog sad. :( 

Teaching the class faithfully, the instructor kept the students on track. 
or not....since this is like the only picture were everybody was paying attention. except for Hannah and Jonathan. lol 
The only edible food at dinner time consisted of watermelon and cheese. 
This was my dinner one night....not kidding.... 

After a scrumptious dinner, the two awesomest students led in a song that required much skill. (Hence the title "awesomest". ;) )

The Kat teaching on how Zach climbed a tree to see the magnificent Messiah.   

The gentle reminder of some fellow who needed to remember to breathe. period. 

The savoring Sarah and her captivating missionary story. 

Off to practice clubs for the trainees. But, little did people know what they were getting  into......

The persuasive Mary Anne and her not so persuasive sidekick Giann.
My beloved Mary Anne.....

After a full day of sessions, Sean led in a round of let-your-inner-preschool-out games.
I believe this was Duck, Duck, Goose or Buck, Buck, Moose..... 

"Best Game Ever" - Mary Anne

Thus concludes the first official day of training of summer 2011! 

Hopefully, I will have day two up soon! :) 

Friday, June 17, 2011

How Can You Not?

A girl told me that today....

"How can you not believe in God? How can you believe that you came from a bang? How can you believe in a God that doesn't exist?"  

I don't know.....can you?

Update on CEF:

Well, I have officially finished my first week of my third summer with CEF!!! YAY!! I am so excited to see what God will do in the next two remaining weeks! We had two girls come to Christ in our clubs this week – at least for our team! One of the girls lived in my neighborhood! :) I also became friends with a girl, at a daycare. who is almost 15 years of age and became a Christian when she was 11. She comes to the daycare to play with the kids and because her foster mom directs it. The director of the Daycare is a Christian and has fostered this girl for 3 years. Its exciting to see what God is going to do in this daycare. Please pray that the door will continue to stay open and that we will have a chance to go back before the summer ends! :) Thanks y'all for praying for me and my work with CEF. I am so excited what God will do this summer through me and my team! Keep the prayers coming! :)  Pictures to come soon! ;)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Day.

Met a daycare worker today........told me her story......victim of domestic violence....single mom........3 kids.......struggling to make a living........relying on God to supply all her needs.......

*God, help me minister to this worker. I pray that you will give her guidance in her life. Father, use me in such a way that only you get the glory, Father! Thank you for allowing our paths to cross.*

Counseled a girl today.........lives in my neighborhood.........confused about some background.........thought purgatory was the way God made for us to be forgiven of our sin..........told her the truth..........she accepted it........she is now God's child.......

*Father, I come before you know on behalf of the girl who I counseled today. I pray that you would give her wisdom. Keep her safe from lies. Give her discernment. Show her the truth. Father, use me in a such a way that only you get the glory, God!*

'Nuff said. 

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Purple Starburst

I refuse to eat purple starburst or anything remotely similar.


Of a dream I had last night.

A scary one.

A bad one.

A hard-hitting reality one.

I had a dream about drugs.
And not just any drugs.
I mean, illegal drugs. The "real" deal, so to speak.

I dreamed that a purple starburst had an illegal drug in it. We'll just call it "O". And the pharmacist knew what he was doing when he gave the candy to the preteen kids.

It makes me sick, real sick, that somebody would do that. Think about it. He just poisoned the starburst and the preteen kids didn't know it. They only liked the sweet stuff because it made them "feel better". Not because it was destroying their bodies.

That dream reminded me about the urgency of the gospel. We need to tell kids the Truth and nothing but the Truth. They are being poisoned with lies. and they believe it. every.single.word. As Christ-followers, its our job to tell the Truth to these boys and girls.

Because, if we don't, then who will?

We need to rise up and proclaim the gospel to the kids before that evil pharmacist destroys them. So, Preach the gospel and Proclaim the good news.

It shapes our future.

{And....the Word is much more fulfilling than a purple starburst. :) }

(for those of you who are reading this
 don't worry, 
it was just a dream that reminded me of something, 
not a vision or anything like that.
Picture from google images.)

*Hi there! So....CEF is going great and I can't wait to give you an update soon with pictures! Unfortunately, my computer is having a hard time uploading my pictures from training. :( I should have the problem fixed by the end of this week! Thanks for understanding!*

Friday, June 3, 2011

Set The World On Fire - Britt Nicole

Theme Song For This Week –––––

I wanna set the world on fire
Until it's burning bright for you
It's everything that I desire
Can I be the one you use?

I, I am small but
You, you are big enough
I, I am weak but
You, you are strong enough
To take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Lord with you
There's nothing I cannot do.
Nothing I cannot do.

I wanna feed the hungry children.
And reach across the Father's land
And tell the broken there is healing
And mercy in the Father's hands.
[ Lyrics from: ]
I, I am small but
You, you are big enough
I, I am weak but
You, you are strong enough
To take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Lord with you
There's nothing I cannot do

Take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
And Lord with you
There's nothing I cannot do.

My hands, my feet
My everything
My life, my love
Lord use me.

I wanna set the world on fire
Wanna set the world on fire.

Take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Lord with you
There's nothing I cannot do
Oh no.
Take my dreams
Come and give them wings.
Cause Lord with you
There's nothing I can't do.
Nothing I can't do.

I'm gonna set the world on fire.
Set the world on fire. absence has really been because of this TV show. Yeah, I wanted to finish them before training...hence my lack of posting! :)

Anyway, today I am leaving for CYIA/CEF training for a whole week. I thought I might be able to tweet while I'm there but, I can't and so I won't. :(  (yes, I have a twitter. I'll connect it with my blog soon. :) )

So, with that said, please be in prayer for my team along with several others as we share the gospel with boys and girls this summer! Pray for unity, strength, patience, and endurance/perseverance! Thanks y'all!!

See ya next week!

{1 -3} from pre-training
{4} because I'll miss it or I'm craving one. :)