The Little Chicken

The Little Chicken             I was seated on the wooden stairs leading up from the river on the farm in Peru when God spoke to me. At the time, I was reading from Proverbs 6. As I read I was distracted by the crying chirp of a little chick. The chick was all alone with a hurt leg on top of a steep hill. The mother hen was at the bottom of the hill with the other chicks leading them to food. The little chick was going berserk. He was very persistent in keeping me from my devotion. As the mother hen heard her chick she began to call back. Making her way up the hill...

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Let the Sick be Healed

Last Saturday was an activation day. Activation is when we pray and Ask The Lord what He wants to do with us that day. We traveled down to Parramos and we were put into groups with at least one Spanish speaker (which was MariCarmen). Then the four of us, including Anna and Sabrina, prayed and listened for the Lord’s voice. We all saw various things but came to find out that the Lord pushed us in another direction. As we were walking, Marissa pointed to a woman and said “we need to go pray for that woman.” She was an older woman who looked like she needed help. We introduced...

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The Activation Experience

We got out of our comfort zones today and entered the zone of the unknown – where we literally had no idea what would happen, putting our trust in the Lord! Activation, also known as ‘Ask The Lord’, is when we ask the Lord what He wants us to do and what He wants us to say to us. We then go out on ministry in pursuit of the people or things that God put on our hearts. After a teaching session in the morning, we talked about how to hear the Lord’s voice and then practiced with a partner. My partner and I both had a hard time at first and didn’t think we heard anything...

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Healing

Since 8th grade I have struggled with anxiety and OCD. I go through phases of what I obsess about, and one that has stuck around since last year is germ phobia. I was scared to touch certain things and obsessively washed my hands. It has been almost heightened on this trip since I can’t wash my hands and am rewearing dirty clothes. The other night during worship, Alex said to lift up anything you’ve been holding onto. I started just begging the Lord to take away my fear. “This fear is not You and if it’s not You I don’t want it” Just repeatedly asking the...

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Big Hearts in Little People

This past week has shown me so much love.  Watching the girls on this team and the response of the children at the Care Points is so amazin.  No matter if it is one child or ten wanting attention each one just makes room for one more.  The hugs these children give are so big.  I am reminded how Jesus continues to open His arms and always welcome one more.

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Big Hearts in little people

This past week has shown me so much love.  Watching the girls on this team and the response of the children at the Care Points is so amazin.  No matter if it is one child or ten wanting attention each one just makes room for one more.  The hugs these children give are so big.  I am reminded how Jesus continues to open His arms and always welcome one more.

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