Monday, July 31, 2006

Proverbs challenge.

Every day I receive in my email daily devotionals. I am sure a lot of us do. Today I read one that suggested if you want to change your life for the better forever that you should read Proverbs every day for a year. Seeing as Proverbs has 31 chapters and most months have 31 days it suggested that reading one chapter a day for a year would revolutionize your thinking because it is loaded with daily wisdom in how one should live. It's basically skills for living life right. And so I took the challenge. I hope you will too!

Pictures are up.

I just posted some pictures from our trip to Nicaragua at flickr. Link is to the left if anyone is interested in seeing some cool pics. :-)

Monday, July 24, 2006

We're back from Nicaragua!

I just got back from my first mission trip. A team of 28 of us went to Nicaragua, my daughter included. It was our churches first children's mission trip. We all stayed in an orphanage in Managua but visited many places such as Leon, Granada, Matagalpa, Selva Negra, and Jinotepe.

It was so amazing. God used us in so many special ways. A lot of our team didn't want to come back to Canada when it was time too. We visited schools, churches, did some street ministry and even went to a prison. The Holy Spirits presence was so impowering that I found myself shedding tears because it was so overwhelming.

So many people came to know the Lord as their personal saviour. On one occasion 40 children/teachers gave their life to the Lord. The prisoners were so open to the Holy Spirit that they were crying, we were praying and boom so many of the prisoners let the Lord into their hearts. It was totally and utterly amazing, this journey that we were one.

To top it off we had a few occasions where we got to see some of the breathtaking sites of Nicaragua. We stayed over night in Selva Negra-in the rain forest. We got to see an active volcano close up. Mountains surrounded the country. And for the first time I put my foot in the Pacific Ocean.

One other thing: it was the first plane ride ever, for my daughter and I. It was a little bit nerve wrecking but totally cool once we got up in the sky. To see the world from such a different perspective was really neat. Skye didn't like the plane and she hopes to not go on one ever again. But I know I'll get here back onto one, one day.

I can't wait to go back to Nicaragua. I felt a part of my heart stayed there and it was heartbreaking to leave all the people we had met. Especially those from the orphanage.

Trying once again!

I haven't posted in close to a year now but something inside of me couldn't delete this blog. I know I've said it before but I really am going to try to get back into the swing of things and post, as I once did, on a regular basis. I probably have no one visiting this site that once did but, it will resurrect. I have faith. :-)