Coming Attractions!

Seven years ago when I came back from being a missionary in Costa Rica, I told God that I was never going to do that again.  Personally, I thought I was very clear about it, but He had other plans for me for sure!

As I mentioned in my post a couple of months ago, I was completely undone as a result of my trip to El Salvador. As a result of that trip and the great work that God has done in my heart over the last couple of months, I am absolutely ecstatic to announce that I will be moving to El Salvador in March of 2013 as a full-time missionary with La Casa de me Padre!

If you haven’t had a chance to check La Casa out yet and find out what they do, I highly recommend that you check out their website by clicking here.  Also, please take a minute to check out this short video.  Those sweet little faces are hard to resist!

La Casa de mi Padre El Salvador from La Casa de mi Padre on Vimeo.

While I’m Alive

I was updating my list of “Things To Do While I’m Alive” and thought I would repost it for fun.  What’s on your list and what are some of the things you have checked off?

Things To Do While I’m Alive

  1. See the Grand Canyon
  2. Have a hot dog from a stand in NYC- DONE (October 2008)
  3. Go on a carriage ride in Central Park
  4. Get married
  5. Have kids
  6. Be a foster mom
  7. Go to Dubrovnik, Croatia
  8. Go to Santorini, Greece
  9. Go on a safari in Africa
  10. Take an Alaskan cruise
  11. See the Pacific Northwest
  12. Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu- DONE (June 2009)
  13. Drive the entire coast of California
  14. Learn to play the guitar- DONE
  15. Ride in a helicopter
  16. Go to a drive in theater
  17. Memorize a book of the Bible
  18. Run a half marathon
  19. Compete in a triathlon- DONE (08.23.08)
  20. Ride a streetcar in San Francisco
  21. Visit every state in the US
  22. Write a song- DONE (08.22.03)
  23. Ride on Air Force One
  24. Learn to snowboard
  25. Climb Kilimanjaro- DONE (July 2012 – made it to 15,450 feet)
  26. Ride in a hot air balloon
  27. Take the Amtrak Coast Starlight from Seattle to Los Angeles
  28. Horseback Ride the Lolo Trail
  29. Canoe on the Missouri River to see the White Cliffs

In the Meantime

I have some news and announcements coming up in the next few weeks, but in the meantime I wanted to share a couple of things with you that have made an impact on me this summer.

The first is this movie clip from the Dead Poet’s Society.  My boss, Brent, and I were having a discussion about some of the things I have been wrestling with this summer and he reminded me of this clip.  I have been pumped up and thinking about it ever since then!

The next is a verse I have shared on this blog many times, but that has been echoing in my head all summer and is definitely worth repeating:

19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you(A) that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.(B) Now choose life, so that you and your children may live (Deuteronomy 30:19)

Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!