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[7 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]
Welcome to Africa!

I can’t believe it is already 2010.  Happy New Year!  This last year has been one of the most exciting years of my whole life.   One thing I love about God is that I know this is only beginning.  I cannot wait to see what this New Year holds!
One of the first exciting things I want to share with you is that I officially have all of my support raised!!!  Thank you SOOO much to all of you who have contributed and joined me in prayer.   Raising money was the …

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[12 Dec 2009 | 116 Comments | ]
One Cup of Coffee

This week in Israel has been really wonderful for me.  We got to tour Galilee and I watched two of my sisters rededicate their lives to the Lord and be baptized in the Jordan River.  I love baptisms.  It is such a beautiful moment and it always reminds me that the Lord’s grace and forgiveness are available all the time.  We spent the rest of the week watching the five children that have become our ministry for this month.  The children have had a hard life, but are so blessed …

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[8 Dec 2009 | 108 Comments | ]
Refiner’s Fire


I heard the story once of how precious metal, like gold, is worked in the fire.  The story goes that the metal is completely burned up inside the flame.  It gets so hot that it completely looses its original form.  It becomes almost liquid-like in state, as if no strength is left to make it firm.  Then the gold is turned over and over and over again until all of the impurities are melted off.  This process can sometimes take hours for everything to burn off.  Finally, the metalworker knows …