Sunday, June 28, 2009

wow, 5 weeks already!

Incredible.. it's been 5 weeks already, and the last three have been packed with so much i doubt i can even attempt to remember all of it! Beeing tired, i pretty positive i will leave out alot. But let me bullet point them for you, due lack of a very precious thing, Time.....
  • I am learning time managment,( fitting everything into a schedual and fitting all that i love the most (God)" into all this)
  • how to teach and work specifically with urban middle schoolers
  • Middle school drama :)
  • EVery tuesday we Go to a horse farm and learn disciplen and all about horses as well as ride them.. Incredible to watch these kids come alive, and how much they actually want to know about horses!!
  • Learning to pray the same prayer for these kids and thier family... where mine is for a good day to love on them.. where theirs may be.. "God i dont have shoes,, i dont have food, i dont have a mom, or dad, can you keep me safe from my dad who hits me and my momy,,, that is if either mom or dad is even in the picture....
  • Walked and witnessed down town, a couple times. one when the Gay pride festival was going on! which was deff. Interesting! alot of great conversations, and alot of Doors the lord had opened!
  • How to be a true servant! when i dont feel like it,, my heart should want to tak advantage of the leggs and arms and strenghth that the lord has blessed me with...
  • Served bread and differnt kind of foods to many many homeless, on our free time.. Crazy conversations there... how these people get there.. whcih is very sad, becasue they told thier stories and it made me think about a hand full of the kids here, and the same path's that they are going down.
  • Service project last saturday, mowing yards, scraping, painting houses, planting flowers, and reparing floors roofs and walls.
  • This saturday, after along week, a family invided all the interns over to thier lake house for bouting, tubing and jetsking!:) awesome!!!! While jet sking, a few of the interns had never jet skied before, so i took it easy on them at first.. they my man, Jeremy got dumped 15 yards behind me:) haha.. and Another intern Emily, had never jet skied as well, and at first i was nice:):) haha but she had to get the full effect.. hahah, lets just say we both had to swim for 50 to 60 yards to get back to the jet ski:) but once she took that first fall i let her drive, and lets say she was "Crazy" haha... she was getting so excited any time she saw a wave.... pretty funny:)
  • Yesterday.. we had a steel drum outreach in one of the parks,, which was an incredible situation for some very deep conversations. One was actually with one of the Campus crusdaes Staff members decesed husbands parents, who weree absolutly incredible.. Their strenght and love for thier daughter in law, who gave her testimony only a week ago, about losing her bast freind and husband with two young boys! which one i am getting very close with so i pray that I can be a godly example of a man for him.
  • Last night all of us interns had a "Mans night" Shot Guns, bow and arrows, ate half of a cow, and grunted a little bit... you know typical guy stuff:) haha It was Great to do things that are very typical as what Guys do, because i have never wanted a lable or to be fit into a catagory, becasue that would count me in as typical and the same as every one else... Im pretty rebellious":) But the lord is teaching me that there is a time and basics to everything.... I cannot make a free throw with out beeing able to make a lay up first! there is an order, just as it says in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Sorry it's been a while since my last blog, it's been very busy and very tireing... Im super excited to see what the lord continues to do! he has been soo tangible it's not even funny.. so continue to pray for guidence, love, perseverence... and for the neighbor kids,, i have had the honor to come along side a couple of the kids and bring them to church, and pray and teach them About Gods love, but it is a slow process,, but they are eager, and want a male modle... so i know that me beeing me i cant give them the example they need.. so i need Gods GRace!!!!

Bless you,,, im sooo thank full for you!!

God's Grace is sufficient!!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

week one..... we got this!:)

Hey there, hope your doen great!
Overwhelmed with with questions here. But crazy excited for what God is about to do. I got here to sheperd a week ago today. which is weird in it's elf, becasue, i t deffinalty doent seem like it. I guess becasue this week has been so busy, full of incredible conversations and meeting some equally incredible people! We have been in traing all week, in biblical evangelism, and CPR.
Im living in a two strory appt. with 6 other incredible guys, who seem to be very real and authetic. Though i may seem a little overwhelmed with how crowed it can get some times. it's exciting, becasue it gives thats much more of a chance to get to know eachother. which belive me we have. There are 14 God fearing young women, who live in an old two story house thats has need much maintance, in which was finsihed the day or actually the hour of move in..
It's crazy,how all of our hearts are pretty much on the same page, regardless if some may be faking it, which i highly doubt it, ( you will know them by thier fruit) The fruit of each person's heart shows love and compassion for others. so inother words im living and working with people alot like me... thats crazy.. This is what i prayed fo before leaving home. That the lord would bring people into my life i could share my heart and love for people with... These people want to love me, and they want to invest,... which shows...! awesome!
The week has been long and tireing but soo good.. becasue I know that the only way i can make it through any of it is through beeing in the word and constant convo with the lord. I am soo busy,, it's pretty hard to spend as much time with the lord as i have to !! We have done a few out reaches, to a couple universities as well as a park. The point in these out reaches is to get us out of our fear for sharing the gossple and bringing up conversation of God and saharing the love that we have.. in jesus Christ! This is quite the challange when you have a lot of turned off, cold people who know what the "jesus preachers" look like, so thay want nothing of it.. But These people are so lost and even though they are on a journey to find" Truth" they are still missing the whole point of living.... God.....
Tomarrow i start working with the kids. I am in charge of the middle schoolers. which will be intense, alot of messed up kids, who have no idea, what love really lookes like what a true example of a man looks like.. so im praying , the lord helps me with humility, and perseverience to be that light to these people and the kids.. it's gunna be a full week.. of games,.. i will be teaching classes in this summer school.. which is awesome! So ima teacher:) So im actually in my classroom right now cleaning and decerating... we'll kinda.. taking a break.... This week my self we will be taking the class, to a farm to shovle poo, ride horses, work in the garden, and know what it means to have a work ethic. Also We have a sweet finacial program.... that the kids can set up thier own data base, and keep track of points that they have earned through participation in class, beeing here on time, investing.... They let it build, and can make enough "money", to buy gifts, or online shoping...... Pretty cool way to teach them how to manage thier money... But... i need to go try to do some laundrey at the girls house, becasue they ahve the washer and dryer... WE ahve a dryer at the aptt. but no washing machine!:)
But please continue to pray for the lords guidence, and wisdome, as well as protection. not only for me and my fellow interns, but for these abused, and hurting kids, who are just like we are... they just want to be loved, they just want tknow that they are safe, and be conunted as worth something...... AS well as Staying focused@ there are alot of things that the DEvil is putting in my foot steps that hes trying to use to keep me from fullfilling my purpose here... Who do i want to be remembered as?? the one that sat in the corner by my self.. or the one that made an impact and mark on these kids!
Im super excited, but very ....... well i dont know.. what to expect tomarrow.. but soon i will know and i will share with you what i find out!
Thanks for reading!!
God bless you, and have a great pourpose filled day.

(1 Cor. 10:31) "What ever you do, do it all for the Glory of God"