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Ams
Over the Horizon
I'm a US-based missionary to rural Mexico who seeks to have a dynamic, vibrant life that testifies to and glorifies the God of the universe in everything I say and do!
Interests: the Bible, music (piano, guitar, singing), reading, frogs, cross-stitch, scrap-booking, lilies, journaling, photography, tea parties, coffee, movies, youth group, MEXICO, friends, peacocks, things that make me think and sharpen my mind, and oh so much more!
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This is exciting!! I'm a newby to this community and really enjoying the tutorials and exposure blogs! I'm looking forward to digging in further to this creative outlet!! Here's hoping I'll win the giveaway and have a little boost in the process!
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This summer has been one full of change and transition for our Altenrative Missions staff, the local church congregation, and also the local church leadership. One of the areas where much changes is taking place is the Student Ministry. Steve,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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This summer I announced here that our staff in Cofradía is going through a transitional period after the change in command of Area Director for our ministry. Our directors of 18 years returned home to Canada full-time to pursue the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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It's official: THE CHALLENGE 2011 has ended. The winner has been decided, and another year has ended well. I'll let you read about it for yourself in Steve's report below, borrowed from his blog. But if you want to catch... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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Week 5 of THE CHALLENGE is done, and next week our 2011 CHALLENGE Champions will be revealed! This is such an exciting time for our youth ministry. We love to see kids who've never heard of Christ finally hearing the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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Just a few days after Mexican Independence Day, on September 18, four people in the local church in Cofradia celebrated their own freedom in Christ by taking the step of faith to be baptized into the family of God. All... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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September 16 is Mexican Independence Day. The celebration starts on September 15, also known as "El Grito" or "The Shout", and leads up to the culminating moment at 12 a.m. on September 16, when from the central plaza in Mexico... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2011 at Over the Horizon
Well, Sandy has completed her first monthly report!! I'm posting it here for you to read and enjoy. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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THE CHALLENGE is more than half-way over!!! The youth that are participating are enjoying themselves and playing well, and the Lord is definitely moving and working through this outreach. Steve has posted the report of week 4's events on his... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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Well, another week of THE CHALLENGE (aka EL RETO) has been completed. From what I read and hear, it was yet another stellar week of fun, challenge, and learning experiences! If you missed the first two weeks' reports, here are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2011 at Over the Horizon
Here is the video for week 2. Macedonio made this one to be like a news flash report. It is in Spanish, so if you don't know Spanish you won't understand the words. However, just know it's a basic play-by-play... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Over the Horizon
Here is a video that Macedonio (our video guy on staff) put together of the first week of THE CHALLENGE! Enjoy! Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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Well, this weekend was certainly exciting! I was treated to an early birthday present by my dear friend, Beth. Two months early to be exact, but this event has been on the calendar for two months now, and it was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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I just finished reading the most amazing novel called Stones from the River by Ursula Hegi. WOW! It was truly amazing. She doesn't just write; she weaves the story into a glorious tapestry of human experience. For an English major... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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What an awesome trip I just enjoyed in Idaho! I had the opportunity to take five days to visit my dear friend Audra who lives just west of Boise, ID, which I learned is nicknamed "The Gem State"! I enjoyed... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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Wow, we've had some strange weather in Virginia this year! The winter was fairly mild this year, but late spring is when the weirdness began. For about two months we had severe thunderstorms that would spawned tornados about every other... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Over the Horizon
Steve shared the following story on his blog following his Week 2 report for THE CHALLENGE. This was a great teachable moment that took place with one of the teams. Keep reading to see how the Lord continues to move... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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Yet another week of THE CHALLENGE (aka E... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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THE CHALLENGE (aka EL RETO) has finally begun! I hear that the first week was the best first week so far! Of course we say that every year, but every year IT'S TRUE! You can keep checking here for reports... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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While Beth and I were at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, we happened upon a Fabergé-specific gift store area at the exhibit exit. While browsing we saw this exquisite necklace made with real amber (the gem stone, not me!)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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My very good friend Beth had a birthday this weekend. I won't say how young she turned, but suffice it to say it was a milestone birthday. And we had a good time celebrating! She came down on Friday, and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2011 at Over the Horizon
Steve just posted this on his blog, and I'm reposting it here so that you can keep up with the EL RETO happenings. Enjoy! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This is a video that Macedonio Diaz put together for us of our Captain's Retreat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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Saturday was the youth group's back to school event. I hear it was quite a fun and eventful night! Sandy wrote a short report and sent pictures, so I'm posting them here for your reading enjoyment. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Back To School... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2011 at Over the Horizon
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It's that time of year again: Time for EL RETO 2011!!! This year's theme is "To Be Continued...", and everyone in Cofradía and the surrounding towns are chomping at the big to get the event started! This event lasts about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2011 at Over the Horizon