Home » Archive

Articles in the Featured Category

12 Cambodia, Archives, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[19 Jun 2010 | 1,336 Comments | ]
Is This Really The End?

Our last month of ministry.
That concept was hard enough for me to wrap my mind around when we started ministry in Cambodia.
And now, 30 days later, our month of ministry is now over.
That idea is even harder for me to comprehend.
Not only has our time in Cambodia flown by, but when I think back over this race, it seriously feels like I’ve only been gone a month.

I could not imagine a better way to finish our time of ministry.  We had an excellent placement this month.  We have been …

09 Uganda, Archives, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[11 Mar 2010 | 355 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 …

09 Uganda, Archives, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[25 Feb 2010 | 3,396 Comments | ]
Free Indeed, or How to Cast Out Demons

It was just a normal day of ministry.  Schools…evangelism….preaching…utter exhaustion….I felt myself slip into autopilot…just one more school before lunch break…
We walked up to the school and I opted to teach the older students for an hour.  We began by singing some praise songs in English, and then the students sang to us in Ugandan.  It was then that an older girl, about my size, in the front row started stepping out…I thought she was going to dance…when she suddenly collapsed on the ground…right in front of me.  Thinking she …

8 Kenya, Archives, Featured, Headline »

[24 Feb 2010 | 1,006 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 …

09 Uganda, Archives, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[23 Feb 2010 | 82 Comments | ]
Complete Dependence

The World Race program talks about the different steps many racers go through to get to the point of Kingdom Empowerment.  They say the steps are abandonment, brokenness, dependence, and finally empowerment.  I feel like I reached abandonment in Turkey.
This week I have completely understood what they mean by dependence.  Tim and Paul, our team leaders had to go to Kampala, the capital of Uganda to get some work done for next month.  They left Ashley Higgins, an amazing woman of God and videographer, and me in charge.  I was …

09 Uganda, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[21 Feb 2010 | 88 Comments | ]
The Battle

Spiritual Warfare.  Most Christians in the West hear that term and instantly think of crazy over-the-top charismatics, or some witchdoctor sitting in a smoke hut communing with the dead.  However, here in Africa, Spiritual Warfare is common jargon among Christians because it is something that they face literally everyday.  Here, it is more common for people to seek the help of a witchdoctor than it is to see a medical practitioner.  People face spirits everyday.  This week we have been working in Bugobi, Uganda, a small bush town.  Within a …

09 Uganda, Archives, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[20 Feb 2010 | 132 Comments | ]
Hut to Hut Evangelism

When I picture traveling evangelists, I usually imagine a bike, a crisp white shirt, and a perfectly tailored answer concerning salvation.  That, or a sweaty purple suit shouting something about fire, hell, and brimstone.  Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would become the very thing that I do not have a particularly good taste for.  In my mind, door-to-door evangelism was not only ineffective, but was intrusive, and certainly not the Lord’s plan for me.  One would think that seven months on the race would rid …

0 Photography, 8 Kenya, Archives, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[21 Jan 2010 | 226 Comments | ]
The Simple Life

This month, God has been working on my heart about what true Christian living looks like. What does it look like to actually be Jesus on the streets of a small town in Kenya, or the busy sidewalks of America? I posted earlier this month that God showed me how simple evangelism can be. I am beginning to think that simplicity is the mantle that Jesus is calling me to in all aspects of life. As I was painting a school building last week, I was …

8 Kenya, Archives, Featured, Headline, Ministry »

[9 Jan 2010 | 74 Comments | ]
Could It Be That Simple?

“Did that really just happen?”  That is the thought that has captured my mind the past several hours.  Today that plan was for us to go door-to-door to evangelize.  My lack of training in this area, coupled with high doubt that any good could possibly come from “Jesus salesmen”, served as a crippling appetizer for internal skepticism.  However, this is where I am called, so go I must.  We entered the first house – all 6 of us crammed in a mud hut with out translator Eric, and an unsuspecting …

6 Turkey, Archives, Featured, Headline »

[28 Nov 2009 | 74 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 …