“If we’re out of our minds it is for the sake of the gospel…” -2 Corinthians 5:13
D-day is here. Departure day, that is. Our lists have been checked a million times over:
*Snow gear? Sweet baby Jesus, please let my boys remember their snow pants.
*Emergency contact info.? Check.
*Bibles & conference curriculum? Check.
*Half a duffle bag of salsa, Takis, & various hot sauces we won’t be able to buy in Anchorage? Check. Obviously…)
Come let the broken sing.
Come all you sons and daughters,
His Love changes everything.
So when the fear is fighting,
You find the Risen King.
Come on and let the light in,
Your Love changes everything…”
Jesus did it! We’re getting on a plane in less than 4 hours! Ahhhhh! Our team is assembled and ready to go.
We are especially thankful for those of you who have partnered with us out in Port Alsworth, either by donating your time to teach or by financially supporting us. We can’t wait to see you soon!
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- A softness to the gospel for all of my students. Only half of the students going are actively pursuing a relationship with Christ; that leaves a lot of room for miracles and new life!
- Against anxiety and fear for our brave students who have chosen to leave Denver life behind for a week and see what Jesus is all about. Many of the kiddos going are the primary caregivers in their family, so taking this leap means conquering their personal fears and learning to trust the Lord with their little siblings and larger family’s security…
- For all of us speaking and teaching throughout the conference to be vessels to speak God’s words, not our own.
- I was taught early in my pilot training that praying for safety can feel like a slippery slope; that being said, I simply want to pray that we would be exactly where the Lord wants us this trip. Speaking as the team mom, safety by “our standards” would be ideal though…
- Unity in the spirit and peace back at DSS this week as my stellar staff is running East Campus two men down.
- My mantra in moving back to Denver in 2016 was “Be content in Christ; delight in His direction.” After praying through my heart’s desire to return to Alaska permanently, Jesus reconfirmed to me last month that Denver will be home for me for the immediate future. Pray that I would be able to be truly content with His plans, remembering His goodness to me and rejoicing that He has good things for me here in Denver– the most obvious of which is the opportunity to take my sweet kiddos back to Alaska so they can experience my other “home” and “family”.
Hesed Project Update
Thank you to those of you who notified me that our website was bugging out when I sent my last newsletter. Click here to visit our fixed website & learn more about our mission. Our Hesed Team is also slightly under funded for the Alaska trip we are about to embark on, due to a donation that was less than originally pledged. If you are interested in helping us make up the difference in our funding, you can make a donation here.