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Christmas 2008. Me and Carol.

Christmas 2009

Oh the places I will go! πŸ™‚

My schedule:

Dec. 11th- Christmas Party!! (where Carol and I will take our 3rd annual Christmas photoshoot! πŸ™‚


Dec. 12th- Start my crazy month of busyness! I head to GA to a retreat place called Restoration Road. There I will spend a week by myself with Jesus…and my sewing machine! I am soooo excited to be by myself with the Lord!


Dec. 17th- Head to Atlanta, GA to catch up with my wonderful friends down there, and one of my best friends new baby boy, Josiah (who is due to make his arrival any day now!)


Dec. 17th/18th- Head to Florida for Christmas!! I will get to spend my days with my niece and nephews and parents and sister! I am very excited about this time with them!! And celebrating Jesus’ birth!


Dec. 27th- Fly out of Florida on a missions trip to Romania!!!! I have the awesome priviledge of going to Romania for a young adult conference over New Years! I will be helping out with the conference, teaching/ministry for 3 or 4 days. Then I will get to go to Bazna, Romania to visit the house of prayer there for 4 or 5 days!! This is going to be an amazing trip!


Jan. 5th/6th- Fly back into Florida, where Carol will be flying into as well and spending a few days withΒ  me and my family!


Jan. 8th- one of my best friends, Josh, is getting married to his amazing fiance, Bekah!! (and they are in a contest to win a honeymoon at theknot <—click there and vote for them…their story is called Worlds Apart…it is amazing!)


Jan. 9th- drive back to North Carolina and begin a new and fabulous year!!!!! πŸ™‚


Oh the places I will go!!!

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This is team 1 and team 2 working on team building activities! The Lord was really dealing with me and exposing me and my selfishness during these activities! Help me, Lord!

This is me helping run games the 2nd week with Jeff. He is one of my best friends brothers!

We worked pretty well together…until…

There is one game where you call out random items for the campers to bring into the center and place in the game leaders hands.

Things like a braclet, toilet paper, hair, pastor, or earwax.

Well, without me knowing (since the translator was speaking) JeffΒ  planned for all the runner who bring the things into the center to have them WIPE the EARWAX (from a campers EAR) onto my ARM!!!!!!!!

It was the most disgusting experience of my life, to this day. I was furious. I stomped off the field.

BUT Jeff apologized and I forgave him and got over my anger. It was actually pretty funny. The campers LOVED it.

Here I am watching intently to make sure no one is doing anything illegal during this game of crab soccer.

Romanians are AMAZING soccer players. And they were even exceptional in this special edition of the game! πŸ™‚ And it was pretty hilarious to watch all these big guys crawling around on the ground!

Katrina sprained her ankle really bad one of the last days at campe the 2nd week! We got to go to a Romanian hospital and they put a cast on it! But the worst part was that she had no crutches for the remaining time and had to be carried everywhere!

She was pretty happy to get back to US and get crutches!

The 2nd week of camp is always HUGE and has older kids. Some of these kids have been coming for 5 years or more! It is really incredible to see them year after year and to watch them grow in love for Jesus!

On our way home after camp and during our flights to the US, we had a layover in Munich, Germany….and while we were there….

We got to go into the CITY! We were only there for about an hour. But it was totally worth it to get to see Munich!!!

All of us walking and taking pictures! Katrina had to be carried because there were no wheel chairs available! The boys were a blessing, to say the least!

Girls in Germany!

 

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2nd week was a week of exposure for me. The Lord was showing me MANY areas where I still needed to become like Him! But He really worked in me!

Not only that but it was incredible to watch the campers worship Jesus. Many were dancing and rejoicing and cry and just experiencing the Lord!

I got to pray and minister with girls almost every night and many got saved! There were also quite a few who were renewed in their passion for Jesus!

The Lord is so good to let us go and minister and share His love with the WORLD!


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Carol and I at a wedding in August. I just pierced my lip like an hour before this!

**Scroll down one post to read the interview with David Rickman!

2010 has been a crazy year. I stopped blogging last year (2009) after Romania. Why? I just didn’t feel like keeping up with it. It was getting too much for me. But I have decided to take the task on again! I am excited and I am loving writing again!

There is just too much information to write about to catch you all up. But I might do a few posts with pictures from some different adventures from the past year. But I am back. Back to writing as often as I can. Keeping you all updated on the daily happenings of my life, as an intercessory missionary.

What the Lord is doing in my life, what is happening at IHOP-AC, what fun things I am participating in.

2 major things that I did this year were cut my hair off and pierce my bottom lip! I am loving the new look. It has been fun and refreshing to not have all that long hair.

I did take another missions trip to Romania which you can read about in my October newsletter.

And I will post more pictures here! Have a wonderful day and look forward to much, much more blogging to come!

**Scroll down one post to read the interview of David Rickman!!

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travelingThis is the team on the way over to Romania! Want to hear a funny story? While most everyone used the escalators to go up or down levels, I would race them and use the stairs, to see if I could beat them. Some of the stairs were incredibly steep. One time, I think it was in Paris, I was racing down the stairs. But the first person from our team was beating me down! There were about 5 more steps left before I was at the bottom, so I jumped them all to make it down first! Well I made it before that person, but I hit really hard and I had my backpack on, so I dropped to the floor. Totally involuntarily. There were tons of people all around looking at me. And it did hurt, haha, my knees had carpet burn!

team pursuitAll of us in Paris! We had a four hour layover, and the part of the airport we were in didn’t have chairs, or benchs. So we found this staircase, and it had a platform at the top. We played cards, ate each others snacks (Paris is EXPENSIVE!), and napped.

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Here we are again…this is the FUNNIEST picture ever! I think we were pretty tired by now…this is in Romania, but still one more flight to go!

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Katrina and I, first day of camp! We were put to work! πŸ™‚ We were painting some pieces of wood that were going to be used for something…can’t quite remember what.

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Here are the game leaders!!Β  L to R: Me, Dragos, Claudius, and Jesse. See the paper in my hand? Basically I wasn’t a real game leader. I just kept track of the VERY important scores. One member from the winning team one an MP3 player. Which was a pretty big deal! πŸ™‚

me, jesse, jen1

I just LOVE this picture. Thats why I’m putting it on here…no story. We just posed for a picture! πŸ™‚

me, percida1

This is me with Persida. She is from Bazna House of Prayer. She is an intercessory missionary just like me but in Romania! There was a team from BHOP that were there leading the camp with us. They were AMAZING! God has anointed them so much! They had a HUGE impact on the campers AND the American team! They also were the ones that translated to us!

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I zoomed in on this picture because its really funny. I think the reason I look like this is because of BUGS! The bugs there were crazy!!! We were outside like 90% of the time, and the bugs were crazy!!! This day the leaders were together having worship outside…and I kept getting distracted by the bugs crawling and flying around me.

jenandiLike the 2nd or 3rd day of camp, inspectors came to inspect the camp to see if it was up to standard. So we had to evacuate the camp. All leaders and campers climb up this mountain and played games on the top of it! It was really BEAUTIFUL! This is me and Jen, you can see some of the mountains in the background.

me in the mud

One of the days for games we did a MUD DAY! I didn’t play games usually because I was a game leader, but this day I totally had to participate! I can’t pass up MUD!!! This part of the game was to get as MUDDY as possible! It was SOO disgusting. My hair weighed like a ton, I could barely lift up my head, and it took FOREVER to get the mud and sticks out of it!

mud strength!

This was BEFORE the last picture. We had to put our hands in the mud pit, and our legs outside of it, and hit a ball with our heads through the OTHER players hands. Kirsten and I played against each other…this is my winning pose. Haha!

sadjenandmeWeek 1 of camp is over. Jen was heading back to America. We were sad. I think this is really cute.

groupweek1This is the last day. All of the leaders and campers of week 1! It was a blast!


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24 HOURS TO GO!!!

Kirsten and me

Me and Kirsten today! Yes, we are HAPPY in this picture! We are excited because we are leaving for Romania tomorrow MORNING!!

In 24 hours we will be:

Praying together as a team

Prophesied over by intercessors at IHOP-AC

Really excited!

Packing up the van

Driving 5 hours to Washington D.C.

Checking in our luggage

Getting ready to board the PLANE!!!

Flying off to ROMANIA!!!

Here is a picture of my last trip to Romania on the plane:

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We all had our own ROW of seats. Thats 4 seats. We had a great time sleeping! πŸ™‚ That would be awesome of this plane ride was like that! But I doubt it! πŸ™‚

So I won’t be back on here posting until AFTER I get back.

I will be back in the United States the 13th. So if I’m not exhausted I’ll post. And I’ll make sure to post some pictures too! πŸ™‚

Farewell! Bless you all!


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Me and my daddy at Christmas!

Happy Father’s day to the best dad in the whole world!

I love you daddy, so much! I love so many things about you. I love the way you have ALWAYS made sure I know that you love me. You never let a day go by without telling me how much you loved me. There was never a question in my head whether you loved me. I KNOW YOU LOVE ME SO MUCH!

I love how you would tell us stories in the car when we traveled about your life before having us. You always have the most interesting and cool stories!

I love how you would sing with us in the car AND make up songs about us. I always felt so special.

I love how proud you are of me. I love how you tell everyone about me and my love for Jesus.

I love that you never meet a stranger, and that you instilled that in me and Meagan.

I love that you would do ANYTHING in the world for me that you could.

I love that you have been married to my mom for 36 years(?).

I love how you like to make me breakfast in the mornings, like Coco Wheats or this last time you wanted to make me blueberry pancakes.

I love that you flew me home to surprise mom one year and it cost a fortune.

I love YOU so much!

When I was little, I never wanted you to be away from me, or I wanted to go with you places because I thought I would keep you “safe”.

I love that you drove to Lynchburg like 10 times in my first 2 years at college.

I love that you call my phone and when I don’t answer you leave me a voicemail that says “I just wanted to hear your voice.”

I’m sure there are more, but I’ll end with these. I love you so much. I am so thankful you are my daddy! I think I love you more and more everyday! I’m praying for you! πŸ™‚

Love your favorite 24 year old daughter! πŸ™‚

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Only 3 days left until I am headed to the airport and boarding my plane to fly to ROMANIA! Tomorrow we have some training with some girls that weren’t here a couple of weeks ago. We’ll have some good time in the word, and fellowship together over lunch and pool time. What fun!!!

I just got back from ATL tonight around 9. I have a pretty full day tomorrow AND Tuesday. Very little time to pack for the 20 days. Lord, help me! πŸ™‚


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Me sitting in the prayer room at IHOP-ATL!!

So I didn’t get a chance to write yesterday. I spent the day laying by a pool here in Lawrenceville. It was really awesome. It looks like a kids pool, and it was FULL of kids. Its called a leisure pool. We played in it all! It even had a lazy river to float down, and a whirlpool area.

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Then I spent the evening listening to Lou Engle of the Call. It was powerful night of contending for issues such as abortion and the homosexual agenda and the spirit of Jezebel. We were praying over the men of the church who are struggling with issues of compromise and immorality. God desires a bride who is righteous! And He is able to deliver us out of our sins! It was powerful!

Today has been a day full of the Lord! I am about to go into a session where Corey Russel is going to speak. I’m excited! Have Your way God!

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I leave for Romania in 4 days! It is quickly closing in on me! There are 3 of my team members (one is my team leader) who live in Georgia, actually in Lawrenceville. So we met up at the prayer room and had a meeting about what I will be doing in Romania! Me and my friend Stephen will be teaching small groups about walking in the Spirit. And God is preparing us! Its really exciting. We also talked about the game time, I will be helping lead the games! This will be a really fun time, and a time where we build relationships!

Break in God! Prepare us for this trip! Do what you want to in us and through us! Change these campers lives forever! Let them fall more in love with Jesus! Amen!



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