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[21 Feb 2010 | 70 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 …

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[28 Nov 2009 | 58 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 | 260 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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[17 Nov 2009 | 155 Comments | ]
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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[9 Nov 2009 | 48 Comments | ]
Stories of Redemption

While we were in Istanbul for a few days, my friend and fellow racer Ashley Higgins decided to create a video about redemption and the beauty of that in some of our sister’s lives.  The video is absolutely incredible.  It whispers to me to remember the things that God has done in my past, and praise him for that redemption.  It also challenges me to look to the future and pray for the redemption of those around me. So often I forget that God is a God of my yesterdays, …

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[27 Oct 2009 | 427 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 | 56 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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[14 Sep 2009 | 243 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 | 119 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 …

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[12 Aug 2009 | 192 Comments | ]
There’s No Turning Back Now

Well the day has finally come.  I have officially started my World Race experience.  I am sitting in the Dublin Airport streaming free internet from a bus outside…we’ll see how long this lasts…
I think the reality of leaving has finally begun to sink in.  I am starting to realize that I am not going to see all the people I love for an entire year.  I am beginning to understand that even though this trip is going to be amazing, it is also going to be the hardest thing I …