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Costa Rica
BE the standard.
Interests: God, Family, Beach, BMX, Jeepin, Tattoos, Culture, Mud, Indian food!
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Costa Rica 2016 update! I am still in fundraising mode for my trip back to the YWAM base in Costa Rica where I completed my School Of Worship. About this time last year, I left my wife and kids to answer a call to worship. My time and experiences there... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at Barefoot Mission Journal
My time in Costa Rica seems to have changed speed. With three weeks to go it is going faster and faster. It has been an amazing couple months. On Monday evenings I attend a worship service called Fuego(Fire)at a Vineyard Church. Last week two of the worship team leaders were... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2015 at Barefoot Mission Journal
It has been an amazing 5 weeks. We have gone through the roll of the prophetic and healing that worship can create, musicianship, creative writing, the call of the worship leader and worshiper and this week we get into humility. Our material for the coming week was written in the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Barefoot Mission Journal
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The Journey to the School of Worship (SOW) started 10 months ago when Christine and I attended a new church. From the very first Sunday worship, I clearly heard from God that it was time to commit to being a worshiper. I had known about YWAM's (Youth With A Mission)... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2015 at Barefoot Mission Journal
I am trying to find a way to blog everyday well at least that is my goal. LOL! Praises Aaron got a job, it is only part time but it’s a start and we are praising Jesus! I have been in a salon for 3 weeks and only 2 clients.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Been quite awhile since I posted anything....so much has changed and yet haha! so much hasn't as I write this blog we find ourselves with a broken down vehicle and no jobs still. But one thing remains He never lets go!!!! So on to the good stuff. We have been... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
It is pretty amazing what happens when you are stuck at home, no jobs, and broken down vehicles, waiting on God to move on your behalf. Waiting and waiting...and while we wait we seek His face on our knees, but let me tell you we didn’t go down easy. It... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Been trying to think of where to begin and how to start...which leaves me now at 4 weeks since we have been back in the states... The first 3 weeks were one of the deepest places I think God has taken us in a long long time. We were challenged... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Compassion-sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others, tender feeling Calling- a strong urge toward a particular way of life or career; a vocation : those who have a special calling to minister to others' needs, occupation, chosen profession Compassion is a feeling that sometimes drives us... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Been thinking about all the events in Scripture where God allowed his people to go through horrific, sad, painful events only to bring them out into glory. How many times do we question God or question why did this or that happen. I have been thinking about Jacob and how... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Never underestimate your children or the power of God to use them. Indya has always had a servant heart, she has always been passionate about her faith. She endured ridicule even at a Christian school for standing up for what she believes in. She is strong girl with a strong... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Just came home from YWAM's Legacy Youth Conference with 400 young people and leaders. Tents had to be brought in from the military to accommodate the largest youth event ever at YWAM. 50 young people gave their hearts to God for the first time, real transformations and many more rededicated.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Well, we decided to enroll Reanna in school. She started on Monday at a small Church of Christ primary school. We feel it was the best decision for all of us. She needs and I mean needs more than I can give her. We finished her 5th grade curriculum in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
From-Carrie, a missionary in Romania Churches don't want completely honest missionaries Missionaries are generally required to keep regular correspondence with their home church, mission agency (if applicable), financial supporters (if applicable), and prayer partners. But in this correspondence, the goal is to encourage all of the above to continue to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
24 “He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since he is Lord of heaven and earth, he doesn’t live in man-made temples, 25 and human hands can’t serve his needs—for he has no needs. He has no needs! hmm...how many times have we said or... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
I don't often write about the bad and the ugly. But, I feel it is important sometimes, to let those back home know what life is really like, after all this blog is my journal as well and this is reality....To often missionaries only express the great and rewarding parts... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
So...went to town today on our bikes, it saves gas, is fun, and burns calories. Well...everyone knows I am a clutz..not by choice, used to be pretty athletic, but that car accident killed my knees. While peddling around town I almost crashed into Aaron but chose the pavement instead. Which... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Yes...been an interesting week. For those of you who have never heard of spiritual warfare or do not believe in it, this might freak you out a bit. But for those of us who know how real it is, especially when living in 3rd world countries here goes... Like I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Well... I knew it was coming.....it's been too quiet. It started with my attitude on Wed. I just couldn't shake it, frustrated, anxious, just not right. Then I couldn't sleep, up until 3 am praying and begging God to let me sleep as I let my mind twist with all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
Life is full of them! We have been on quite a roller coaster these last few months. In Dec. we moved out of our house, this was actually an answer to prayer, the rent was too much, the church we are involved with was a 45 mile drive or a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
How do we handle the challenges that life throws at us? Do we kick and scream, fight, cry, yell, doubt, feel lonely, discouragement, anger, feel rejected, condemned, pout, walk away, laugh, rest, stay calm, keep faith, press on, persevere, wait, triumph....??? We do all those things, no matter how strong... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2011 at Beauty of Peace
I have to admit I have had my moments of sadness when Christmas was approaching this year. Missing all the fellowship and get togethers with friends and family. We were always the ones who invited everyone who had no place to go and that was always my favorite part, blessing... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2010 at Beauty of Peace
'Til He appeared and the soul felt it's worth. Do you know what worth your soul has? Do you know how valuable you are to God? Do you understand the time He took to place every hair on your head, every fleck of color in your eye? That He gave... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2010 at Beauty of Peace
It's been a crazy couple of weeks. We finally finished the Bella Vista building project to where it is now in the hands of the local water board to provide a welded, lockable gate to secure the unit when we install it. Christine and the girls along with Jen are... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2010 at Barefoot Mission Journal
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Warning! this will be a long one :) This weekend we went to YWAM Belmopan for their LEGACY Youth Conference. We were bringing 3 guys from Seine Bight that Aaron has gotten to know the last few months and riding up with Liz and Emilio and the gang from Mango... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2010 at Beauty of Peace