My heart turns to Africa…

On Mother’s Day weekend, May 10, on a Friday to be exact, our lives were blessed and totally changed forever, by two sweet boys from West Africa.

It really all began in April, when we met Summer Gordon. She is a dear friend of our friends, Lance and Lori. She is now a missionary with Komeo International Ministries and lives in Sierra Leone. She came and shared her story at our Lifegroup and the passion that she has for the Wellington Orphanage children. God began a stirring in me that I knew was God calling me. Not only to engage in a deeper relationship through prayer and study, but to truly embrace the purpose of why we are here in the first place. To BRING GLORY to HIM and lead others to Christ.

Now we are blessed and so thankful to God above to be able to support two sweet boys through Komeo at the Wellington Orphanage in Sierra Leone, West Africa. God is so good and he is taking care of these sweet ones who are so far away! They are a part of our family now. Moses is 20 and Gabriel Alie is 23, they are precious boys.


It is so amazing how God works in our lives, but we can’t get ahead of him, we have to wait on the Lord and HIS plans, not ours. I have to remind myself of this every day. And each day that I do, I am blessed more and more and encouraged to follow His will even more fervently and steadfastly.

We are currently saving and working toward raising money to go to Africa in 2014 and would ask for your prayers in this endeavor. God is calling and we are saying, “Here am I, send me!” We will go into all the world…sharing the love of God.

“The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields.” Luke 10:2


How could a mom be any more proud…

As a mom, we always dred the day that our children grow into their own person…or do we long for it?

I want my daughter to be her own person, not to listen to what others have to say but to rely on what God thinks and says. I want her to have her own faith and relationship with Jesus. I believe that she is doing just that…being a fully devoted follower of Christ. On February 19, 2011, my husband John, baptized Callie Anne. She is 14 years old and she is walking in His light.

Because this past weekend at Lifechurch, OKC, her and 5 other Switch kids lead worship for the Loop. The Loop is a worship place for 4-5th graders, a step below Switch at Lifechurch. They led those kids in worship and to a place where God is. It was amazing to witness! They led me into a place where God was, and I was just there to watch Callie sing. Our Youth Pastors, Sean and Tim are teaching these kids how to love the Lord with all of their heart and use their gifts to bring praise to His name. But it is also important for these kids to get Godly training and instruction at home. So God instructs us to lead by example. I just pray that I can do my best to serve Him and be the example to Callie that I should be so that she will continue to grow in the Lord.

 I am so proud of the young woman that she is becoming…and I pray for her relationship with God everyday.