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A New Year and A New Walk
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A New Year, A New Walk I need your help to continue the Missions for 2014!!! Please help support my mission for Haiti and South Africa:   2013 was an amazing year and I believe that God has so much more for me in the upcoming year. In 2013 my ... More ...

A New Year, A New Walk

I need your help to continue the Missions for 2014!!! Please help support my mission for Haiti and South Africa:


2013 was an amazing year and I believe that God has so much more for me in the upcoming year.

In 2013 my year started out in Haiti with the ground breaking of the new school for the village of Macary. I watched a remote jungle area turn into a school compound… well the ground breaking only. This December I am heading back to this community to see the completion of these classrooms and the children actually attend class as well as a church service take place. It’s a full year of miracles.

Next, God blessed me to be able to go to Cambodia this past Oct/Nov. What a wonderful blessing that was to watch Teen Challenge at work in the lives of so many young men and women who would have nothing were it not for the love and tenacity of Koy Chhim, the director of Teen Challenge Cambodia, and his wife Reni. What a wonderful Spirit filled couple. During our stay, we help repair, build, paint, sew and just enjoy the wonderful young men and women of both centers.

It was hard work, but the love that surrounded the place made it a ‘labor of love’! I know it sounds corny, but I can’t thinking about my darling little ones who pierce my heart and seared their names there forever!!

I thought my life would consist of 2 or 3 short mission trips a year. I thought that would be God’s plan for me to serve, boy was I wrong! I prayed for God to give me the opportunity to do what He wants to do in my life and I promised that I would obey his word. Well, He took me up on it.

You see, I was working for a pretty great company with awesome benefits, security and a really cool boss and I had a wonderful assistant and beautiful coworkers. It was what I would call a cushy job. Not too much of a challenge anymore, just updates here and there which was great because it left me with the time and energy to devote to the mission field. I actually confided in a friend that I would stay there until they pushed me out. I knew that if God wanted me to move on to something different, then He would have to make it very plain to me.

Ha! Did He EVER! The last week of September, the entire promotion department was called in to the executive side in one of the conference rooms and told that our department would be closing by the end of the month. Yup, the ENTIRE department would be closing at our busiest time of the year. We all thought we were doing great and thought the meeting would be a ‘rally for the holiday’ type of meeting but instead we were informed that we had only 31 days left.

Inside I knew what I was hearing, I knew that this was the opportunity I had asked God for… the chance to work for Him.

A New Year and A New Walk… 14yrs I worked for this company, and now I was truly letting God guide my steps. When I came back from Cambodia, I did not have an office to go to on Monday morning. My office is now at my dining room table where I plan for the next mission trip, the next assignment that God puts in front of me.

Two years ago God called me and I answered. Never did I think this is where I would be and I’m so glad that I choose NOT to be the author of my fate as William Ernest Henley states in his poem Invictus. Instead I believe in Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony. 3 By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

My faith in God leads me head first into Haiti this Christmas season to work not only with the children of Macary but with the women’s prison ministry in Musac. We will also be conducting a women’s conference reaching out to all the women in Macary and the surrounding villages. We are working on training these women in trades that will help them achieve economic sustainability so they can support themselves and their families. The women in prison in Haiti depend on their family (if they have family) to feed and support them in prison. We want to be able to bring them physical and spiritual support. We will be bringing gift bags containing the basics like toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products etc. I will be there until mid-January.

In April and May I have been blessed to have the opportunity to work with Impact Africa,S spending two months on the Thanda reserve working in the Mange Community, which is set in the foothills of the beautiful Lebombo Mountains named from the Zulu word ubombo, meaning ‘big ridge’. I will be helping the teachers at the very basic Scelokshe crèche where, up to 60 children between the ages of 2 and6 receive the start of their education in just one classroom. This is a great opportunity to help many children in the community through developmental play and education, by giving them the individual attention they desperately need.

Adjacent to the crèche is a wonderful enterprise with the involvement of 10 families. All they have are a few chickens, a fenced area with several small buildings which are all in need of renovation. At the moment all they can achieve is very limited in chicken farming. At the start of 2012, with the help of the volunteers, they managed to create a self-sustainable farm, which has become a model for surrounding communities to work off. Produce from the garden is sold to the volunteer base and used by the kitchen staff to provide us with fresh, tasty vegetables.

After working in the crèche, my afternoons will be spent working on the small farm doing a number of different activities to support the farmers and promoting local community development. I am so excited about this amazing opportunity to give back, but in reality, I will be getting so much more in return.

2014 is starting off to be an exciting year and I’m not sure what else is in store for me after I return home. I do want to thank all of you for your support and I will need your continued support in the year ahead. In the past, I’ve used fundraising and my savings to pay for the mission trips, looking ahead, I will need to much more support than I have needed in the past.

Whatever you would like to donate would be greatly appreciated!! No amount is too small and every dollar is appreciated. Without your help, I would not be able to continue these missions.

Thank you again for all your prayers and support!!!



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