Last Week of Ministry

July 22 2005
This is my last week of ministry...please pray for my team and the groups that are coming in. Please pray that we won't lose our focus and the fight to finish what we have started this summer. Love you all.

We are serving the right God at the right time....and the devil can't do a thing about it.

July 12 2005
Well nothing to report here. We had our first group this week since our break last week. They are so awesome and have such willing hearts. There were 6 people that said the prayer of salvation today and 4 yesterday. God is good and I would dare someone to tell me different. He definately showed up today in worship. I could feel Him all around me and it was amazing. Our speaker is a man that I have admired since I met him last summer. He is on FIRE for Jesus and he needs our help. His name is Daryl Coulter. He is the pastor of Joy Baptist Church but he doesn't have a church. He had has the foundation laid but everytime there is someone to help him build the church something happens. The money is not there but God has the money already, it's just when God decides to give it to him. Just pray for his church and patience.

He said something today that really struck me. He said that we are immortal. And I believe that...we are immortal till God decides that He is done with us. We should never be afraid of ANYTHING that is of this world. We have His protection on us until it is our time to go. They can't touch us because the Lord is with us. Let that sink in and think about that. It will change your life. It did mine.

Well I love you all and I am so excited because this friday night for family night we are going to this dance class to learn how to do the "shag". haha

bradley hathaway is awesome!!!

July 08 2005
check out this awesome guy. he is a christian poet and his stuff is really good. he kinda sings too!

Christianity is not a religion...its a lifestyle!

July 07 2005
That is such a true statement. Christianity isn't about going to church on Sunday and even maybe Wednesday. God calls us to be desciples for Him everyday. I think that is the difference between Christianity and other religions. With being a true Christian we have to be missionaries 24/7 and that can be so tough sometimes. I need to do better about controlling my actions when I am not on ministry. I have to make sure what I am doing won't interpert to something totally different to someone who is just watching. We(my Charleston Family) talked about how the people at our apartment complex constantly look at us and see if we are ever going to mess up, if we are ever going to do something wrong. They look and see how we act and conduct ourselves. It's so crazy.

Well only three more weeks till I come home. This past week was our "week off" but we ended up closing in a car port and turning it into a garage. It really has been alot of fun and I have learn so much. I got to use a nailgun which was scary at first but I got the hang of it. I nailed up a whole side of the garage. CRAZINESS!!!!

Please pray for my grandmother. She is having surgery next week. She has a tumor in the lining of her brain and they have to remove it. I am really upset that I can't be there for her and I know she is upset too but I am glad she understands. This is such a scary surgery so I just need everyone to pray for her and my family.

Love you all and see you soon. Take care.

*Thought* Isn't it amazing that God would leave 99 sheep just to find the 1 lost one. He loves us that much. Logic would say just to leave the 1 sheep but He says forget it, I am going after my child! If you feel God is not coming after you or doesn't care about you...your wrong. He loves you and is coming after you. He will do everything in His power to bring you to Him. All you have to do is say,"Okay take me."

it hurts!!!

July 02 2005
Today I went to the beach for the first time this summer....for my free day. It was such a cool day. I spent alot of time in the water looking for starfish and sand dollars. Unfortunatly and to my dismay I didn't find any. I wouldn't feel like such a loser except for the fact that everyone else found like 10. But its all good because I had an all around good day. I did get REALLY burnt. I stupidly didn't put sunscreen on because I hardly ever burn. That apparently doesn't apply to my life anymore. Because I had a rude awakening that I do burn. When we got home I took a shower and I got a little teary eyed when the water hit my sunburn. I feel alot better because I went and got me some starbucks.

I am gonna be an optamistic and say that I am gonna have an AMAZING tan after the pain goes away from the burn...haha.

I really think that there should be a barnes and noble in the boro. Books a million isn't doing it for me. This next week is out "week off". We are going to build a garage for this young guy who is paralyzed and is unable to do it. I think it will be awesome because I hope we will be able to get closer at a group.

One more month until I am coming home. Well I am going to finish this movie that everybody is's School of Rock and it is really good.

It's raining, it's pouring.....

June 28 2005
I wish the rain would stop. This mornings ministry was cancelled because of the stupid rain. But we did get to go to the nursing home and visit our friends. Old people are so awesome. It's funny how they all are so excited to see us and how excited we are to see them. When I visit them I kinda of think ahead to where I might be when I get to be that age. I don't ever want to be in a bed somewhere where I can hardly get out what I want to say. I will be so blessed if the Lord takes me before that might happen.

My family left yesterday and I am really kind of homesick for my friends and family. There are more times this year then there was last year. But I know that I am suppose to be here so that always comforts me.

My groups this week are so cool. My morning minstry group is from Knoxville, TN and a few of them are going to MTSU in the fall. That is the second group that some people from there are going to MTSU!!!!

I wish all you guys could take a giant road trip to Charleston and visit me!!!! That would be flippin' awesome!!! But I know you can't so I will just dream. haha.

Well I think this is all folks and I want to hear from you all and tell me what you guys have been up to. Love you all.

The Lord is Great!

June 23 2005
This most amazing thing happened to me in street minstry today...we went out there and we hadn't been on the street for five min. and this lady comes running down the street yelling at us. I was kinda freaked out at first. She came running to us and saying that everyone said that the church people were walking around and told me to get in my house. But I told them that I needed prayer! Well long story short she just got out of jail and was searching so hard to get right. I asked her if she knew if she were to die today, right now would she go to heaven. She said she didn't know. I told her that she can have that peace and assurance that she will go to heaven by praying a simple prayer. Well sure enough in the middle of the street this 35 year old named Jamie accepted christ into her heart.


But I was kinda disappointed later on because I went to go visit one of my friends from street ministry last summer and I found out that he died three weeks ago. I don't know if he is heaven but I know that me and my friends from last summer talked to him everyday we saw him about it. That is all I can think about but I really am glad I am back where my heart is.

Other then that everything is going great. My family is coming tomarrow to see me and that is exciting. I hope everyone has a chance to see God is something that they do or see someone else doing everyday. I pray you guys are doing ministry everywhere you go and telling people about the word every chance you get. They need to hear it. Because you might be the only person to tell them about who the Lord is and what He stands for.

I love you guys and I want to hear what you are all up to. Take care

I'm so sore

June 21 2005
okay last night I felt an urge to run. Well that was a good idea and a bad idea. The good news is that I felt refreshed and energized. The bad thing is that I am soooo sore. I ran 1.8 miles there and 1.8 back. but i didn't run the whole time which that would be impossible for me.

ministry went okay today. nothing really happened and i really didn't get to talk to people but i know that there will be days like that. But I haven't felt God so strongly in my whole life. I feeling of contentment has come over me. I am at peace that I am single and am in love with God. I'm LOVING it!!!

Hope everyone is doing well. love you all


June 20 2005
Well this is my first official entry to the PhuseBox page. I started one before but I didn't remember my username or password so I started a new one! I miss everyone at home and wish I could send all you all down here to hang out. I've been really busy with ministry and have come to the conclusion that I could do this for the rest of my life.

Today we stopped by this assisted living where Phil has some friends there. There is like 5 of them and they all live in this little house. It's so cute. But there is this one old man named James and he tells jokes and riddles. It's hilarious.

I am really excited because my parents and sister are coming this weekend and I get to show them around Charleston and all the cool places there is to go.

I really wish I could hook up my camera to this computer to show you all the pictures that I have taken.

Well you guys are awesome and miss you bunches.