Friday, July 27, 2007

Back in the States

I am back in the States after a 12 day mission trip to Guatemala. I am not sure what I can say about it because words can't explain the greatness of God...but it was amazing.

From what I can remember right now, here is a little recap on the trip:

-shoveled a lot of dirt into wheelbarrels.
-picked up lots of trash.
-literally got ants in my pants (I was standing on an ant farm)
-poured cement (made by scratch)
-did VBS (I was a singing puppet)
-got frustrated with my own lack of spanish speaking
-increased my spanish vocabulary, just a little - un poco!
-climbed an active volcano
-ate lots of beans, rice, tortillas, and chicken
-witnessed 30 children giving their life to Christ...ahhh rejoice! :)
-played in my first international soccer game.
-had a soccer clinic with 200 kids on a small bball court -insane but AMAZING.
-bargained at the market
-slept in 95 degree weather with what felt like 100% humidity
-slept through dogs barking, fireworks, and random noises.
-flew 1st class for the first time ever.
-had a handfull of cold showers.
-learned how to play the game, Big Booty.
-laughed at Raymundo and Julio lots (funniest guys ever)
-carried a huge bottle of water around everywhere.
-brushed my teeth with the water (even tho they said not to)
-sang a LOT of "Silly Songs with Billy"...over and over.
-worshiped our amazing Savior and shared with our hearts.

There is so much more, but this is a glimpse of the amazing trip God planned for us. I am excited to see this team of girls play this fall. I feel so blessed to be a part of a group of women who genuinely want to follow Jesus.

I have been blown away in awe.
How did I come to be here...

Praise Him.
From whom all blessings flow.

Friday, July 13, 2007

On flight to Guatemala

Leaving for 12 day mission to Guatemala...ah sooooo pumped.

Loving, laughing, and playing soccer until July 25th.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

On Fire

St. Louis - Naz Youth Conference

There have been 2 services so far this week, and I am blown away.
These people are on FIRE for Jesus. Ah, it is beautiful!

rock on...

Sunday, July 8, 2007


Indy is pretty nice. I spent the weekend there and walked the canal. Pretty cool city.
Indiana isn't so bad after all.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Chicago Fireworks

The fireworks in Chicago are SWEET! Every boat is out on the lake and all lit amazing.

Week in Myrtle

Myrtle Beach, SC - spent a week with my sister near the beach, where she lives and goes to school.

During the week...

-rode the banana boat (water raft pulled by jetski) with 6 girls and spent half the time in the water...good time.
- watched fireworks on the beach.
-bought a sweet pair of Pumas.
-nearly drowned from the massive waves and current.
-saw the movie Evening - wait to rent this one.
-put layers of sunscreen on and still got burnt!
-got mistaken for a 17 year old. ha!
-witnessed the worst behaving child, who sat in front of me on my flight.
-picked out a church and went.
-spent time with my grandma, aunt, uncle, and cousins on the beach.
-went to Broadway at the Beach with kj.
-spent time with my sister:)

I actually tried to extend my stay in Myrtle. I really love being near the beach. It was a great week! Loved it.