Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I'm Not Afraid!

It's been a busy couple of months! But God has been so good! I recently started working for my mom part time making calls for her company. At first I didn't want to do it, but the Lord has taught me so much patience through it. THere are so many crazy dreams in my heart and sometimes I just want them to happen NOW. But I know the Lords timing is perfect! He makes us wait for a reason sometimes. Things are going great with the youth group. We recently started having a worship night once a month. Its a great thing just to worship with those that are hungry at the same time encouraging some of the youth and helping them steward their gift of worship. We have also started doing a lot of outreach. Once a month on Saturday mornings we go down to a homeless park and minister to the homeless. THis past weekend we took a group of the youth down to the 3rd ward, which is a dangerous part of Houston where people are living in poverty. Robberies, shootings are totally normal there. We went down there and walked the streets bringing the love of God to the people there. We saw healings and salvations. When we weren't ministering we had services where we trained and equipped the youth in worship, prayer and intercession. I can say that God totally gave the kids a new level of boldness and confidence. I came back from that weekend with a new fire inside of me, a renewed hope to see everything that God has promised for this city! Sometimes I get ahead of myself and I say "God, why can't I just go!?" while all the while I have already gone. I AM a missionary to this city! It doesn't matter where you are, it matters what's inside of you! I have the Spirit of the Living God inside of me...my cry is that For the sake of the world, God would burn like a fire in me!!! I'm still in the process of getting a monthly support team together so that eventually I can give myself full time to the ministry that I"m doing. I am going to Honduras in late November for about 10 days! A friend of mine has connections down there. We will be mainly hanging out with youth down there and focusing on discipleship, and also sharing the gospel! I am so thankful for what God has allowed me to do! and I'm choosing to not be afraid of the calling He has over my life, to not be afraid of where He is taking me! I'm running, running hard after Him! He proves Himself faithful over and over!!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

If things aren't easy...don't give up. I've only been back from Uganda for a couple weeks and the Lord has already been testing me in the things He has given me while I was there. There were 2 words He spoke to me: STEWARDSHIP and INTENTIONALITY. I've been learning that in order to grow, we have to steward what we have. To be filled up daily, we have to pour out. He never leaves us dry! When we intentionally set aside time to seek what He is saying to us, He will answer...every time!! His word does not return void!
WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT. God is totally testing me this, teaching me that HE should be my only expectation. I cannot be disappointed, because He is enough. He really is teaching me to hold onto His promises. It's funny how we doubt Him so often. His timing is perfect, but it is a lot different. I've never seen Him fail me. There have been things that I didn't understand, but I wouldn't change one thing...why? BECAUSE GOD KNOWS WHAT HE'S DOING!!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

This is a season of NEWNESS for me!!! I just got back from Uganda and youth camp! So I have been gone for a month! God has been so good and has spoken to me about a lot of new things that He is bringing me into!

When I was in Uganda my heart came so alive because I was doing what I was created to do! We spent our days going out into the city of Gulu sharing the gospel. Once we made connections with people we would then meet with them on a consistent basis to disciple them. I met a girl named Miriam who is 22. I got to lead her to the Lord and after that I met with her almost every day to teach her more about Jesus. She was super hungry! I shared with her how to spend time with the Lord on a daily basis, how to share the gospel, about the Father heart of God and the Holy Spirit. By the middle of the trip we were meeting with her and her friend Job, who is 20, to start a small group. We eventually started going to her village so she could invite her neighbors to be a part  of what we called a 'lifegroup'. the vision for lifegroup is acts 2:42-47 where the disciples had all things in common and unity of mind. We would play games, worship together and study the word together! I saw such a transformation in this young woman! She always wanted more!

While we were there we also started an intercession group among the youth at the church (antioch, gulu). We taught them what intercession is and to do it. The group is still meeting and is being led by a couple of the boys among the youth!

We saw healings, salvations and even got to pray for someone to be raised from the dead! While I was there I realized the simplicity of the gospel and how it really works! God has given us AUTHORITY! and we can rest in His work! I saw Him work powerfully in me and through our team while we were there!

I came back and went to youth camp with the youth at our church. God moved so incredibly! Many of the high school girls that I work with recieved freedom and inner healing and a passion for Jesus that they never had before! The Lord even worked in me while I was there!

I am so excited for what God is doing in this season! He is calling me to be focused and attentive to what He is doing. I am learning about STEWARDSHIP and INTENTIONALITY! those are my 2 words for this season. And God won't let me forget that He has filled me up to overflowing and that He will NEVER LEAVE ME DRY! ahhhhh!!!!

I"m in the process of raising a team of people to support me. I am in full time ministry under the youth pastors at my church. (encourager church). I am really focusing on discipleship with my high school girls that I teach. I desire to see them be who they were created to be and for them to realize what they carry inside of them! I will also be working with the youth concerning worship so I am excited for that! As I pour out, He continues to fill me up!!

Be praying for strength and grace! For my ears to be even more opened to hear His voice!!!
Thank you for all of your support!!