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Beauty from the ashes

The Colorado fires have had a huge effect on the community here in Fort Collins. However, instead of tearing it apart it has brought people together. There is a sense of purpose and camaraderie, even in the face of immeasurable loss.
       

A Father's Love

I was at the pool at Give Kids the World, watching and passing out towels.
       

Learning from children at sports camp

Olivia RodriguezSports Camp only lasted four days, but it felt longer because I bonded with the girls and saw their improvement. I know God put me there because he knew I would learn from the girls more than I could teach them.

       

In love with Colorado

It's crazy how when God calls you to a country, state, city or people group, the connection is immediate.
       

Planting seeds in Washington State

Stephanie GibsonMy fellow team members Kyle and Jake were walking around the grocery store sharing a Bible verse with each person they happened to pass in the aisles.

       

Seeking guidance

I’m underneath the grayest, gloomiest clouds that have ever existed, and it’s just a matter of time before rain starts to drizzle. Occasionally a beam of sunshine can be seen, but only for a few minutes before being swallowed by the sky full of depressed clouds.
       

Wales: 'First-world' problems

WalesOne of my teammates asked how I slept. Sleeping in a full-sized bed after being accustomed to a twin bed, I answered that my bed was "too big." Laughing, he joked that this was a "First World problem."

       

Missions close to home

I’m in third week here in Round Rock at the Texas Baptist Children’s Home. It certainly has been an eye-opening experience—even though it’s only 20 minutes away from home.
       

Uncomfortable and loving it

Saturday night at Fun Spot was insanely busy, so when I saw the smiling faces of the other missionaries coming to visit us at work, I was beyond thrilled.
       

A piece of my heart

Two weeks ago, I boarded a plane for Grand Goave, Haiti, not knowing what to expect — except that God was about to do something radical within my heart. Did he ever!
       

The Lord added to their number

The Scripture passage for a daily Bible study seemed to summarize what my summer in South Korea should be all about.

 

       

The blessing of a pillow

After a full week in big-city Philadelphia, things are beginning to feel more comfortable.
       

Fast-paced life in Philly

Since the team and I have been in Philadelphia, we have seen God do amazing things.
       

Conquering fear

I didn’t really expect to encounter problems before I even arrived on the field for my summer missions assignment. 
       

A God-shaken snow globe

I am a missions freak. Ever since I was 13 and sensed God calling me to the mission field, I have felt a pull toward missions that I can't fight.
       
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