Rhett: I believe that when God invented the blog, He intended it be used to pass both information that was too philosophical for a newsletter and also for information that is far too useless to make it into the precious monthly (or tri-monthly as our current case may be) newsletter. With that said, let me […]
Rhett: Imagine you believe that when your loved ones die they do not leave this earth. Instead they stay here and are involved in the daily lives of you and your family. They will bless and protect you when you show them the proper respect; they are your representatives in the spirit world. However, if […]
One thing I also loved was how we got to see a little more about how God’s world works and how perfectly He has designed everything to function. It is amazing how many details this world has, the vast majority of which have yet to be discovered or figured out!
In case you haven't heard, and knowing our family and friends you probably have, we're expecting another baby! Though it took us by surprise, we are quite excited to be welcoming another member into our family come the end of April.
I fully realize that the "ee-taow" experience isn't necessarily normal, but a girl can't help but dream :)
During the last few weeks of the semester, I had been thinking about doing a Bible study with some people from home. I was learning all of these things, getting excited about what God was teaching us, and Rhett and I were both looking forward to sharing these things with my friends from high school. My reasoning was, that if I had gone through high school never learning some of these cool truths, then OBVIOUSLY these things would be mysteries to my friends as well.
So, in the back of my mind, I guess I always had this thought that we wouldn't really see God intervening on our behalf until we were on the field and really being forced to rely on Him for everything. I always sort of figured that as long as we were in the States, that God wouldn't be very obvious, and that even if He was, I would miss it. Well, He has indeed shown up in an obvious way, and its so exciting!
At the beginning of the semester, I had signed up for a ministry at the Pregnancy Help Center in Camdenton, MO. I figured that I had just had a baby, so that would hopefully allow me to connect with some of the pregnant teen girls that the center worked with. I looked forward to being a mentor, someone who these girls could look up to, as both a Christian young woman and a mom. This, of course, was my pride speaking, and God knew full well that this was the case. In His wisdom, He chose to have this ministry take a completely different direction for me, as well as the other girls from school who were serving there with me.
Rhett: So part of the course at the Missionary Training Center is being involved in an outreach. An outreach is essentially a ministry that is required by school : ) Not that “required” is the idea I want to convey, but the reason I mention it is because I find myself in a ministry (outreach) […]