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[17 Nov 2009 | No Comment | ]
Halloween….World Race Style

Occasionally on the Race, we as racers have to find ways to entertain ourselves during various holidays that everyone back at home is celebrating and we are not.   Halloween is such a time as this.  Our squad leaders, Brian, Stacy and Caitlin decided that a Super-Hero-themed party was in order.  Our entire squad met in Sofia, Bulgaria for an end of the month debrief, and that’s when chaos broke out.
The room was packed with Super Heores.
Capes were flowing.
Powers were flying.
Villains were shaking in their boots.
A fun time was had by …

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[6 Nov 2009 | 3 Comments | ]
A Look At Croatia

This month our ministry in Croatia was awesome!!  I knew pretty much nothing about Croatia when we arrived in Osijeck with no contacts and no place to stay.  Needless to say, I learned quickly that our month would be filled with lots of adventure and tons of amazing relationships.  Within one day half of us packed up and went off to a small town four hours away.  For a week we built relationships with a pastor and his wife, as well as a missionary couple there from the states.  We …

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[27 Oct 2009 | 10 Comments | ]
A Not-So-Typical Travel Day

So I just read this blog post from my friend Dan Snyder from another team in Montenegro.  I laughed out loud for at least 20 minutes.  Not only because of the absurdity of their situation, but also because I have been in their boat numerous times on the race.  (Well, not exactly in their boat, or rather, bus in this case).  My teammates and I often find ourselves saying, “is this really our life?!”  From sitting in a random women’s conference in Serbia to giving our testimonies at a moments …

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[24 Oct 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Laying Down My Expectations

This month has been one of the most trying months for me so far.   It has been wonderful, yet very tough at the same time.  This month our teams were given the assignment of Asking The Lord (ATL) about which country we should go to next.  We were supposed to be in Egypt this month, however, we were not able to get our whole squad to the Middle East until December.  So Petra Asked the Lord and we felt him calling us to Croatia.  We went with Kingdom Unity and …

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[7 Oct 2009 | 9 Comments | ]
Full Circle

God totally has a way of bringing things full circle…and I love it!  We ended our month in Romania on a wonderful (yet very tearful) note.  I miss the Stoica family greatly.  They really made a big impact on my life.  I updated all of my fun pictures from Romania on my facebook, which you can see HERE.
I also uploaded my photography on my website, HERE.
Here’s a snapshot of a few of my favs.

From Romania we rode a bus to Brashov, Romania where we met up with 3 other World …

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[23 Sep 2009 | 5 Comments | ]
Catch the Vision

Someone very dear to me tells the story of a poet’s muse. The poet says that she would be working in the field all day when occasionally she could feel the wheat begin to tremble. She would then hear the poem coming from the outskirts of the field, rushing over the wheat, weaving back and forth. She would then run back to her house as fast as she could to grab a pen and paper to write the poem down. If she missed it, it would travel on looking for …

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[23 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Sora Mia

That’s “My Sister” in Romanian.  I want to tell you about a precious relationship that God has given me during my month here.  Our host family, Abi, Lily, Andrea, Alexandrea and Ade are such a wonderful family.  They are one of the few families in this village that enjoy a personal relationship with Jesus.  They walk under the freedom that Christ brings, and try to show love to all those they know.  Our first day here, after traveling for 18 hours straight everyone picked a bed and fell into a …

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[14 Sep 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
And Now For Your Viewing Pleasure…

Well we’ve been in Romania for about 2 weeks now and on the Race for officially one month and three days.  Time has flown by to say the least.  I haven’t really had a chance to upload many of my pictures and blogs from Romania, so I thought I would try to lump a bunch all together.  This month we are ministering in a little village called Villi Techi. Our ministry is to love of the people of this village and show the Christ in every way possible.  So far …

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[7 Sep 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
Caroling for Christ

This Sunday we all packed up to go to our first Romanian church service.  I was really excited  to experience how the Romanians worship.  We have about 60 World Racers in the small village that we are staying at, so it was great to get to worship together.  The entire January  squad is here, 3 J squad teams plus Joholo and us.  We pretty much tripled the population of this town in one night.  Anyway, after worship our contact got up and said that he felt like the Spirit was …

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[7 Sep 2009 | 2 Comments | ]
Typical World Race

This has been such an exciting week! We were packing up to travel from Ireland to Moldova when we learned that our contact there fell through.  So we left at 7am for the Dublin airport and flew to Bucharest, Romania.  From there we got on a 11 hour bus ride to Viilatechi, Romania.  Our team is partnered with Joholo, a wonderful team and great friends.  We are staying with a wonderful host family.  Life here has been wonderful so far!  The village we are in is a gypsy town full …