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[22 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
He Said Go

“Where you go, I go.  What you say, I say.”
These are words that Martha Lemke has sung and prayed countless times.  It was her anthem as she packed up her life and traveled the world doing missions work for an entire year.  It was her mantra as she went to the broken, the hurting, the outcasts of the world and brought them the Hope of God.  Martha has decided that laying down her own desires are worth the Cost of Christ.  As she traveled the world this year, Martha followed …

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[7 Dec 2010 | 4 Comments | ]
Into the Darkness

As many of you know, my boyfriend Chris Hadsell is currently in Mozambique living at an orphanage and attending the Harvest School of Missions.  About 3 months ago, Chris headed into the African bush with only a backpack but filled with expectancy.  His living conditions are fair at best. No running water, rice & beans three times a day, mosquitoes, bucket showers, extreme heat, Malaria…the list goes on and on.  Listening to him encounter all that Africa has to offer makes me remember fondly the three months I lived there …

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[11 Mar 2010 | 12 Comments | ]
Covered in Dust

I am sitting under the stars in Uganda.
The house we are living in has no power, so they are the clearest I have ever seen them.
It’s nighttime and most of my team is already asleep.
Trying to unwind, I decide to wash my feet.
As I take the wash bucket, I begin to clean off layer after layer of street dirt.
Dirt as red as Georgia clay.
It is a peaceful night and I am at rest after a very hard day of ministry.
No sleep.  Fear.  Power.  Healings.  Demons.  Muslims.  Opposition.  Freedom.  Salvations.
This month …

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[24 Feb 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
How To Save a Life

Waking up in the morning I never really think, “Today I am going to save a life”.  I mean, I go through the motions of asking that the Lord use me today in Kingdom ways, and that he would bring me to people that need to see him….but I never really expected to literally save a human life.
The day just seemed like a normal day in Kenya.  We played with the children, we shared the Gospel with people, we had about four cokes at 20 cents each…and then Martha spotted …

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[28 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Reckless Abandonment

When I was in Middle School, I read a book called Lady in Waiting.  It was a devotional for girls to teach them how to become mighty women of God.  It has been about 10 years since I have read that book, but its impact is still making waves in my life today.  The first chapter is titled “A Lady of Reckless Abandonment”. It focuses on the beautiful story of the woman who anointed Jesus’ feet with an expensive jar of perfume.  This is one of my favorite stories because …

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[17 Nov 2009 | 6 Comments | ]
Artemis

This week we got the chance to go to Ephesus, Turkey.  Yes, Ephesus, like the book of Ephesians, Ephesus.  Don’t worry; I had no idea it was in Turkey either.  Anyway, today I had two of the most powerful revelations that I have had on the trip thus far.  The first began when my team did one of the coolest things I have ever done.  We were sitting in the ruins of the main theater in Ephesus and decided to read the book of Ephesians out loud.  We were the …

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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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[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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[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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[25 Aug 2009 | 11 Comments | ]
Healing

Well, this has been quite a week to be sure. I still can’t quite wrap my mind around everything that has happened. To begin this week, we did a children’s ministry at the Causeway Coast Vineyard. The ministry was wonderful! The children’s pastor, Dave, is a great man of faith. He challenged us to look at this week’s ministry, not as a babysitting opportunity, but as a divine appointment for these children. He taught us that there is no Junior Holy Spirit and that God …