Friday, July 27, 2012

Hope Gets a Home

     Join me in sending praises to our God. He has provided another family for a child at the Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre. Will you also continue to pray for those who have not been adopted as of yet? That the familes God would want for these precious children would feel the call to adopt a child?

From the Director of the AGC Baby Centre:
"A home for Hope! What a happy girl our precious Hopie was as she went home with her mama today! Before leaving, she sang for us about how the enemy has been defeated and Jesus is victorious! Amen!"

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Going Home

If you do not follow the Africa Gospel Church Baby Centre's Facebook page you may have missed out on the fact that three babies went home to their forever families a few days ago. Please pray for these children and their new families as they adjust. Here is the post that was written:

"Three times the joy and three times the praises today as three precious little ones have gone home for adoption! What a blessing to see Dorcas, Isaac, and Nicholas all go home with amazing new forever families!"

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Reflections From the Gas Station Pump

   Today while I was driving through Louisiana I stopped to get gas. As I pulled up to the pump I noticed a group of teenagers from Texas. One was putting decorative duct tape on the car, still not really sure why, while another was writing something on their back window. I walked into the gas station and as I walked out I took the time to read what they had written. This is what it said: We are second. He must increase. We must decrease. John 3:30
   I asked them if they were on a mission trip. They told me they were on their way to New Orleans to work with Habitat for Humanity and to lead worship. They were excited to tell me all about it. This brought back memories of my very first mission trip. I went on a team from my youth group to Georgia to help people who could not afford to fix up their houses. I remember the team I was on helped this sweet lady repaint her house. The time we got to spend with her getting to know her and her getting to know us and why we would come do this for her was life changing for me. Not too long after I went on my first mission trip to Africa.
   Today was an opportunity to reflect on all that God has done in bringing me to where I am at now and where He will lead me in the future.
   If you work with youth or have ever thought about it, you can have a major impact on their future. My family played a large role but so did all of my sunday school teachers and youth leaders who encouraged me to follow after my calling or took me on my first mission trip which sparked my love for missions. Thank you to all those who have been in my life and encouraged, mentored and helped me. I thank God for each of you.