Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Latest news...

Well, The origional departure date I had planned has come and gone. August 28th was not what God had in mind I guess. So, I'm left with two options...sit around a pout, or keep pushing forward. I'm definately still making active plans to go. My biggest prayer right now is that I'll be able to leave before the end of the year, or at least have a ticket booked for January before the end of the year. But, God already knows the exact date of my departure.
Right now I'm waiting to hear from a church here in the Atlanta area as to whether or not they are going to support me. I should know in the next 2 weeks. If they become a supporting church, I'll be able to leave this year. If not, I will begin to get very creative in my support raising. I have already contacted friends and family and most of them are supporting me already. This is all part of the process and I'm having to trust God more than ever. It is easy these days to feel that I have come to a complete stand still in this process. It's easy to wonder if I'll ever get to go. But then I read the latest news in Colombia, or make contact with my friends there and I am reminded of why I'm doing this and that the passion is still VERY MUCH there.
Please keep me in your prayers and feel free to contact me via email or phone. Blessings!

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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

While in Colombia!

Just got back from a nice visit to my future home of Bogota, Colombia! It was incredible! Here are some pictures. I'm in the process of contacting you to tell you details of the trip but please enjoy the pictures and their explanations! Looking forward to talk to you!

Me-having some fun with a Colombian Flag and traditional costal hat. Viva Colombia!

A small view of the city. Mountains in every direction!

The UCU office where I'll be working every day! It's close to the center of the town and in an awesome location.

At a Wednesday night bible study with some of the university students.

This is Grace Morillo, one of the women at UCU that I'll be working with.

Another view of the city...more mountains. This was taken from Grace's apartment.

This is the church that I will be attending. Sunday morning service.

Me-praying with a woman and her children in the single-moms' ministry. Her husband died last month after being hit by a bus on the street. This is only one of hundreds of stories that will pull at your heart.

The women and their children at the single-moms' meeting. Their stories are alive in my heart. Join me in praying for the hope that can be theirs.

A family I visited. A women, with her 4 children, live in ONE room. Her husband left her to take care of them by herself. Again, heart-breaking. But she loves the LORD!!!

My pastor's wife and wonderful friend, Lucy. A huge blessing in my life!