God calls us to go. To go into all the nations (Matthew 28). And this summer God called me to Thailand for 2 months. The time in Thailand was a part of the the last phase of the DTS called outreach.
So what did I do in Thailand you might wonder?
First we stayed in Bangkok for a couple days for orientation where we learned a lot about the culture and belief of this country known as “the land of smiles”. A country that is also known for the line “to be Thai is to be buddhist”. To get to know this country we went to downtown Bangkok and visited temple after temple. Not that we had to search to find them, they were everywhere.
Travelling to Athens, Greece was such a cool experience I will remember for a long time. Especially since I am such a giant history nerd who loves to read about ancient cultures and the history of other countries. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities with its recorded history spanning over 3400 years and is home to more than 3 million people today. A lot of the things in Western culture comes from this place. Things like our literacy and written communication, school system, welfare system, mathematics, philosophy, democracy and the list could go on. Read More
Reading the Bible regularly is something that is a high priority of mine. Sometimes it can just be so hard to figure where to read and how to read it, because if you just read through a verse or book from beginning to end it can be hard to remember and process what you just read. That’s at least what I have experienced multiple times. And that’s when the Bible can begin to seem irrelevant or boring.
When 2016 came I decided how could I make the new year start better than taking a break from social media (mainly Twitter and Instagram)? After I having had my IPhone for a little more than two years and using (or more correctly scrolling the newsfeed not wanting to miss out on anything) Twitter and Instagram up til 7 or 8 times a day, I decided it was finally time to take a break from it. Social media had been taking so much of my time and it had especially been taking the time from me I had scheduled to use reading in my Bible and just relaxing.
Instead of being present where I was, I had become so busy being present where I was not-on social media. And I had become so stressed, I did not have enough time to do all the things that really mattered to me.Read More
One of my goals for this year is getting more receptive to the voice of God. Often I have such a hard time just listening to God’s voice, because I am so used to getting things done quickly and if things do not happen in my timing, I will start doing something else. This is what the society tells us all the time. I just want to take time and listen. His voice might sound like a whisper at first, but once you get to know Him and His voice it will be much more clear.Read More
Today’s post is written by one of my dear friends Christina. I met her on a missions trip to Malaga, Spain this past summer. She is truly one of a kind. The fact that she is able to make banana pancakes with closed eyes says it all-believe me, I have seen it myself 😉 I have not met many people who have such a fierce love for the Lord as Christina has. One of the things she is really passionate talking about is putting Jesus first and how much Jesus means to her. So take a look at what she has to say. She sure got something on her heart.