Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Still alive...

I apologize I have not been on the internet in forever. We have been sort of recovering from camp. We finished camp about two weeks ago and then had another group come in for two weeks just to do mission work around the area. All of the interns that I lived and worked with have all gone home now. So I am here getting ready for a medical team that we have coming in a little over a week. Then I will have a little over a week and return to the states on the 28th.

One quick story from our last week of camp. We had this kid that came and clearly had something wrong with this waste area and was quite smaller than the kids his age. This did not stop him. He was the most precious kid I have ever seen and just lived life not worried about his disability. His leader found out about mid week that the name he was given meant 'waste'. His leader knew that he had to give him a new name and tell him that Jesus did not think of him this way. So he sat with translators to figure out a new name for him, and they came up with a name that meant 'joy'. This kid also accepted Christ that day, it was the most beautiful picture of Christs love I have ever seen. Here is a pic of him and his leader:

I have learned so much about myself while being here. The Lord has really put a place in my heart for college age girls so I am just processing what that looks like right now. I am exploring job options and such for after August. So please continue to pray with me as I look into what is next. One day at a time...

cheers to liquifruit...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I apologize for the lack of posts. Getting the internet during camp time is quite challenging. We are now in our second and last week of camp. Last week was great. We had about 500 kids in a very poor township named Mamelodi. That is where I did camp last year so I was some what familiar with it. One interesting thing is that we have to have translators at this camp and we ended up getting a lot of them from a local high school. There were some that where not saved, so there they are translating the stories and the Lord really started working in some of their hearts. So not only was it for the kids, we really saw the Lord move in the translators lives, really cool.

This week we are in a nice school, we meet in an auditorium, we have power. Very different from last week. This week a lot of the kids know the story of salvation and almost all speak English. So this is more of a discipleship opportunity.

We have had really great teams come in to help with the camps. Last week we had a group from Savannah come, and they were amazing, Josh Hawk their leader and Audra do a great job with them. They were perfect for the Mamelodi camp. We also had a small group from Brookhills of girls around 26 and one girl come on her own...shout out Mak!

This week we have one from Brookhills, one from Dallas, a group from Hueytown, and a father and daughter from Texas. Love this group as well, they have been a lot of fun to serve with.

I'm learning a lot about myself. I have realized that a lot of times I have just said that administration was my gifting but have never been completely happy or secure in it. One day this past week it was like that is not necessarily my gifting but maybe more so what I hide behind because I am afraid of the unknown. Anyway I'm very thankful to be aware of that and just continuing to learn who the Lord has made and is making me to be.

Its amazing how the Lord knows exactly what you need when you need it. I was so thankful to have a small group of girls come from my home church and they were all around my age! The crazy thing is I had never met any of them, what in the world. I do not know what the Lord is calling me to after this but I am thankful to have those girls in the Ham. The Lord continues to restore me while I'm here and they were just such a breath of fresh air. So shout out to my BHAM girls!

here are some from camp