Thursday, July 30, 2009

Going Going Going

It has been a few weeks since my last blog post. So I will catch you up with what is going on in my life. 2 weekends ago I went and visited my parents and had a good time with them. We went to an Atlanta Braves game and saw Greg Maddox get his jersey retired which was really cool since I grew up when he was so dominant with the Braves.

I also got to hang out with my parent's Sunday School class on Saturday as they did a progressive dinner. I helped them feel young, I think. But all in all it was a good weekend full of fellowship and fun.

This past weekend I went with the Pinelake 20s Lifegroup down to We Will Go. We Will Go is in downtown Jackson, MS and is run by the Lancaster family who heard God's call to go live downtown and to love their neighbors. They are an amazing family who love Jesus so much that they just can't stand not sharing about His love and mercy! They do a lot with the poor, the drug addicts, and whomever else needs Jesus's love. If you are ever looking for something to do, go down to We Will Go and see how God is moving in downtown Jackson. Check them out at

Well I am about 2 and a half weeks away until I leave. Many people have asked how I am feeling about leaving, and, honestly, it is hard to sort out what I am feeling. I feel very surreal. I am excited, nervous, and even a little scared. But honestly I have no idea what to expect. So I ask for prayers. I have a lot of stuff to get done before I leave. Moving out of my roommates house is a big thing, and I will be doing a lot of traveling and driving in these next few weeks. Pray for safe travels. Also pray for encouragement. I have had some good friends give me some much needed encouragement lately. I know I have needed it. Pray that I would be an empty vessel for the Lord to fill up and use. Give glory to the King for His blood that washes us clean! Thank you Jesus for your grace!

God Bless!

Monday, July 13, 2009


So this past Friday night I got to speak to Pinelake's 20s Lifegroup at a coffee shop's Open Mike Night. It was really cool and fun because the coffee shop is a favorite haunt for me especially when I was in studio.

WIRED is located in downtown Jackson, MS right across the street from the Old Capitol on State Street. I think they have the best coffee in town and love their Carmel Supreme with a little Hazelnut in it. Gary Davis is the owner and also has a ministry to reach the people who don't feel like they belong in a traditional church. Anyway a great guy who has a pretty cool coffee shop. I suggest you stop by if you are around there.

I had a lot of fun speaking and raised a few dollars which I am so thankful to all those who decided to donate some money to me! Thank you so much!!

We also got to hear some cool music from Candace Thomley who made her public debute at Wired. All in all it was a blast from seeing friends, drinking great coffee, hearing good music, and some thoughtful Haikus!

Friday, July 10, 2009



That is really all I have to say and well, GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME! All the time God is good!

I reached my goal of raising support! Many of you know that I am trying to raise about $6300 to go to Uganda and work with EMI.

Well...... I got my support update this week and officially I have raised $8,945!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is truly amazing and I thank God for His provision!

Thank you so much to all you who have given both monetarily and prayerfully. I am going to Uganda thanks to you! YAY!!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

July 4th

I hope you all had a great July 4th weekend.

I had an eventful one. The Friday before the 4th, I went to Ridgeland's Balloon Glow which is where a bunch of hot air balloons congregate in a field and get blown up. They had music and fireworks as well. It was a lot of fun and pretty cool to see all of the balloons!

On Saturday, I grilled out with some friends and then went to a Mississippi Braves game where they had an amazing display of fireworks! The Braves also won, so that was a plus. It was way too hot, though!

Have a great week!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

4th Support Update

Hey everybody!

As of July 2nd, I have raised $5,295!!!!! This is so amazing and the response has been beyond anything I could ever imagine. I am so thankful and give God all the glory!!! I just have $1,005 left to go!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


This past weekend I was in Nashville, TN, and I had a really good time there.

My sister was moving to Nashville to take a nursing job with Vanderbilt Hospital, and I went up to help her. So it was good to see my parents and my sister. She has a nice apartment south east of Nashville.

Sunday we went to church at Bethel World Outreach Center in Brentwood. It was really neat to go there, because Bethel is big in to missions and starting churches all over the world. It was a great encouragement not only hearing about the work they do but also the sermon was good too. The pastor taught on the covenant that we have with God and Christ through our faith. It is amazing to me to see how God works in my life even through going to a random church in Nashville

Monday, I took my sister over to African Leadership's Refugee Ministry in West Nashville. I lead a 20s and 30s mission group from Pinelake to AL's Refugee Ministry in the spring. We had a lot of fun playing with the Refugee kids and painting apartments. If you don't know about AL and their Refugee ministry, you should check them out at

Anyway William Mwizerwa is the director of it and he helps refugees from places like Rwanda, Burundi, the Sudan, etc. who have been placed in Nashville by the State Department. The refugees come knowing nothing about our culture and have to not only learn our language but how to do simple things for us like how to grocery shop or turn on the lights. William came in 1998 to the U.S. from Rwanda and saw the need for helping others like himself to try and get assimilated here. It was a great experience spending time with the refugees and I would encourage anybody to go and work with them.

So my sister got to meet William's daughter, Aimee, who is a big part of the ministry. William wasn't there because he got his U.S. citizenship on Friday and wanted to go and apply for a social security number. So congratulations, William, on becoming a U.S. citizen!