Binding Up the Brokenhearted (1/5/19)
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed and commissioned me To bring good news to the humble and afflicted; He has sent me to bind up [the wounds of] the brokenhearted, To proclaim release [from confinement and condemnation] to the [physical and spiritual] captives And freedom to prisoners"
Praying this passage over our team today:
ISAIAH 61:1 AMP
He who seeks Home (11/23/18)
I had the opportunity 2 weeks ago to go to the Florida panhandle with LU Send Now, Liberty University's Disaster Relief initiative. There, I got to serve on a team of 20 incredibly driven, hardworking people, and work with Samaritan's Purse in hurricane relief in that area.
While we were there, we worked with a few families that had been forced out of their homes because of flooding, mold, dangerous situations, or simply because their homes were gone. These people had little to cling to but the help that Samaritan's Purse had to offer, because they, in the most basic sense of the word, were refugees.
One of my professors made that statement during the trip, and at first I didn't understand the connection. A refugee is a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster. These families were forced out of their homes because of Hurricane Michael.
That's what a refugee is folks. It's not someone who is trying to invade or take advantage of someone else's or another country's kindness. Refugees are running from dangerous situations and seeking a place of refuge. And we have an opportunity. Our opportunity is to reach out to and love on those who are in need of normalcy, comfort, and HOME.
I had the priviledge to love on the families in Florida who are experiencing a refugee-like situation for the first time and hopefully will be back in their homes within a few months, but my team and I, in the spring, have the priviledge to love on, serve, and share the Gospel with men and women in Spain who, no may not be able to return home, but are seeking home in whoever will bring "home" to them.
The Spain team will be serving, sharing, and bringing "home" to those who are in need of it in the spring, and we would love for you to be a part of it. I can answer any questions you may have about being a gift giver and a prayer warrior through my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for reading!!
He will cover you with his feathers,
and under his wings you will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
Can you believe it? (11/1/18)This time last year, I was praying through and wondering how God was going to use a group of 20-somethings in the center of Europe to spread the good news of Christ. Now, a year later, I am daydreaming about another exciting adventure He will take us on... to SPAIN!
Due to the immense success from our mission trip last March, this Spring, Professor Gawinski is leading myself and 20 other students on a service trip to Malaga, Spain and parts of North Africa! Our purpose there will be to serve and witness to refugees all while utilizing our passion for storytelling.
As the details for our trip are still being pieced together, we know we will be putting together dramas to both entertain and inform audiences, serving local refugees, spreading the gospel, and engaging in the beautiful culture around us!
I believe that the Lord has given each of us specific talents and passions in order to show others His love and the Hope of Jesus Christ, so I am thrilled at the opportunity to go and share that with a diverse culture.
In order to get there, I need two types of people by my side: Prayer Warriors and Gift Givers. Please consider partnering with us in prayer as we start the preparation and journey to Malaga. And please, if you feel inclined, consider donating to help me get there to share Hope through drama ministry.
I will be updating you all about this trip frequently, so stay on the lookout friends!!