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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
I know. I didnt follow what I said. One post a day. Ive now skipped two days. sorry!
Friday I went to Disneyland! I went with Nolan Henslick, Nick Boyd and Elise Bergerson! We all had a great time. The park wasnt very crowded and the spirit of the day was way up! The friends I was with just made my day. I love them all very much.
Here are some words that are triggers of the day:
- STAY ON YOUR SIDE
- tuanga tuanga
- Attaching the chain to Elise’s purse
- Trust Fall
- walking diagonally
- Sour Balls
- Bumper Cars
- Bread Bowls
- Glozell1’s cousins
SOoOo many more stories than that, but im sort of lazy and having a lot of fun doing other things right now. Maybe Ill say more some other time.
Peace and Blessings, Peace and Blessings.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Photo #2 Caption: This is our team minus a few who had some passport issues back in LA. We just arrived in Kitale, Kenya ready to do some awesome ministry. This was our fourth plane ride going there and it was after we spent the night in Nairobi, Kenya for the night. Doesn't the team look refreshed and ready to go? I know I was soo stoked to be in Kenya; this place I had been praying for and only dreaming of what it would be like. We had finally landed on the red soil!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I couldnt even comprehend what that meant at first just because I was just living in the moment, but that means in approximately 56 days I will no longer have the privilege to take advantage of every opportunity HSM (High School Ministry) provides for its students. Such a bummer if you ask me!
In just a few weeks time, I will be a college student at the University of California Los Angeles.
Crazy! From Mustang to Bruin. From vocab quizes to research papers. From 7am class to 2pm lectures! Thinking ahead is bittersweet. There are so many people that I will miss, but I know they will all be available to contact and talk to often even if im up at school next year.
Its going to be such a journey for me also! I have been given the privilage to work alongside the Womens Gymnastics Team at UCLA, while I am there. Could not be more excited for that! I have been able to get on the floor at Pauley Pavillion this year to help assist Miss Val (head coach) and it has been so much fun! Ive been able to get to know a few of the girls as well and its been awesome to get the chance to talk with them about Kenya, and high school life and other sorts of conversations. They are an awesome team and I cannot wait to be a part of it in just 4 quick months.
Today I have been working on scholarships that I still need to apply for. Each time i go onto the UCLA website i get more and more excited each time! Im sure you will all be hearing of my adventures while i am there!
Ps. I tweeted last night that I would post on this daily. This is the first post of the first day. So far.. mission accomplished! Also there will be a Kenya picture of the day, everyday! Here is number 1!
Monday, April 12, 2010
Here is a post I just completed for our You Own the Weekend Series happening this weekend in the High School
Ministry! Check it out!
In this crazy busy week, we need to just take a step back and listen to God.
For the service we will be showing a silent song. A silent song is a bunch of thought provoking words, verses, phrases, thoughts, and questions, that will challenge the congregation to dig deeper into the lyrics of todays worship music.
With the song below, have your own quiet time with God while you listen. What comes to mind? What is God doing in your heart through this song? How does Unity with God, the church and the world pertain to this song? How does this song make you feel? What verses come to mind? Any Bible stories that you make think of? Write them all out in the comment space below and we will compile them all to assist in the silent song presentation for this weekend.
Listen to the song, Surely We Can Change, by David Crowder. The song is in the Youtube video below so we know we are all listening to the same song:
Really take this to heart. Think about the congregation and how this song can impact others.
Love you guys. Thank you for all your hearts on this serving opportunity. Cannot thank you all enough.
Monday, March 1, 2010
Pastor Steve sent us an email today, because he is already in Kitale, and he was telling us that rainy season has already hit Kenya! He said it has rained every afternoon so far while he has been there and it is pretty chilly at night. It is summer there, so there will still be a lot of sun and hot weather, but he told us to remember our sweatshirts, ponchos and umbrellas when we are packing.
I got to get back to work, but I thought I would stop in and spill some brain matter! So stoked for Kenya on Thursday! Love you all!
Photo Caption: This is a picture of the new Oasis of Hope building in Kitale, Kenya that our team will be doing our summer camp at! These are just some of the kids that drop in each day and hang out! I took this photo from a blog site of another woman who has gone to Kitale recently with Saddleback! It makes me excited just to read her stories that she has posted about Oasis!
Thursday, February 25, 2010
JUST 6 DAYS!!!
French Club Luncheon at THHS.
Lunch with Amy Narramore.
Coffee with Taylor Shanton.
Hang out with the B-day girl JORDAN GUNDERSON!
CSUF for the UCLA vs. CSUF gymnastics meet!
Winter Formal with Jordan Gunderson! :) Pictures will be up soon after!
Church in the morning. (Sean McDowell's Q: series)
Lunch with Julianna and Elise.
Family time/Packing for Kenya
Hopefully I will be able to get to the computer to update you on some awesome things that happened this week! Cant wait to tell you all!