Here is part two of our ministry trip in Texas! We finished out our time at Open Door City Church leading a mini ‘school of the supernatural.’ We were able to teach on how to hear God’s voice (Hetty taught this – notice the awesome hand signals to help people remember the 4 keys!), how to prophesy (I was able to present on this), and how to pray for the sick (Ryan shared some amazing testimonies of healing from his time as a student at Auburn University and then later as a missionary in Nepal). Ryan’s wife Katie spoke on Sunday morning about different Father types and how our Dads or other authority figures in our lives might have influenced our view of Father God. (more…)
Here we are in Auburn, Alabama on our outreach mission! If you’re late to the game, this is our ministry school year-end trip where we get to pour out everything that’s been poured into us over the last 8 months. We’ve also changed one of our destinations since we last updated here. The host church at St. Simons Island had to pull out at the last minute, and while we were bummed to be missing the beach, we are excited to make our way to Grapevine, Texas (in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area) on April 11 to work with Open Door City Church. (more…)
Time for an update on our life! We’re currently back in school and are gearing up for our outreach trip in April. If you received a letter from us over the holidays, we have an even more recent update. We thought we were headed to Asheville, NC, but as it turns out, plans fell through with the host church there. But we are even MORE excited about our new destination(s)!
We will spend the first half of our time in Auburn, Alabama teaching and serving at Campus Church. There are sure to be lots of opportunities to connect with college students at Auburn University (which is the alma mater of several of our teammates!) We’ll then continue on to St. Simons Island, Georgia to partner with a church there. Hello, gorgeous beach! We’ll be on outreach for a total of 3 weeks (April 1-21). (more…)
While it may seem like we’ve had absolutely nothing going on over the last 4 or 5 months – due to the absence of blog posts – quite the opposite is actually true. We’ve just been so full of activity that we’re behind on posting – like 4 months behind!
Case in point, we took a Winter family vacation back in September and are only just now getting around to editing the pictures so we can share them. (more…)
Where to begin to give an update on the School of Supernatural Life thus far? We’re five weeks in and we’ve tried, but neither of us can fully put into words what a blessing it is to be a student here under such amazing leadership and with such incredible community. We’re sad to leave every Tuesday afternoon!
These first several weeks have been geared mostly to inner healing – basically equipping us to deal with life’s hurts so we don’t carry around unforgiveness and judgements and ungodly beliefs with us into ministry. We’ve walked through hearing the voice of God (did you know He still speaks today?), repenting of bitter root judgements, forgiving ourselves and others, and learning how to soak in the loving Presence of our Papa God. (more…)
Last year was full of traveling adventures on the other side of the world, but now we’re embarking on a brand new adventure right here at home. We’re pumped to share this exciting news with the world!
So here’s our big news – Drew and I will be attending the School of Supernatural Life at our church (Grace Center) starting next week! It’s a nine month ministry school that meets on Mondays and Tuesdays that will equip us to encounter the supernatural ways of God in our every day life. We will receive practical instruction from world class teachers and pastors, as well as be a part of a small community group that meets weekly. The school ends next April with an outreach trip where we will put what we’ve learned into practice. (more…)
Oh, the ocean, how we love thee! Back in June we were blessed with an incredible trip to the Destin area with my Nana. Our condo afforded us the most gorgeous view of the beach, which we enjoyed every morning for breakfast and every afternoon for lunch. We stayed in the Sandestin area and drove into Blue Mountain and Seaside for dinner quite often. I would definitely recommend staying outside Destin itself – unless you particularly like throngs of overpriced souvenir shops and other flashy tourist traps. (more…)
Just a few weeks ago, our lovely grandmother took us to Asheville, North Carolina to visit the Biltmore Estate and Gardens. If you’re not familiar, this is the epic French chateau-inspired home of George Vanderbilt (along with his wife Edith, their daughter Cornelia, and all their many household maids, butlers, cooks, servers, etc.). The house itself is an opulent display of craftsmanship, especially for being built in rural North Carolina in the late 1800s (1889-1895). (more…)