Sunday, September 27, 2009


On most other days I have a list of blogs I want to write running through my head, but no time to do it. Today...God has cleared my head and given me rest...thank you :) So, I'm going to let this pretty amazing video speak instead...enjoy...

Monday, September 7, 2009


New Mission Systems International (NMSI) is growing...and growing fast! There is currently a waiting list for the fall missionary training program. If NMSI continues to grow at this rate, we estimate there will be 400 new missionaries to send out over the next 6 years! And that's in addition to our 200+ missionaries in almost 30 countries already. It's amazing to watch God work! In order to train, send, and support all of these missionaries, more housing needs to be built as well as some renovations completed. All of this costs money, of course. NMSI launched it's first capital campaign in 2008 called "How Will They Hear?" (HWTH?) to meet these needs.

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"But before people can ask the Lord for help, they must believe in him; and before they can believe in him, they must hear about him; and for them to hear about the Lord, someone must tell them; and before someone can go and tell them, that person must be sent." ~Romans 10:14-15

My COAT class (aka mission training) amazing 2 months

The proposed campus...Fort Myers, Florida

God's preparations...

Last year, a church met with two people from a mission-sending agency to talk about the work their organization was doing in Africa. They had been connected through a national campus ministry conference being hosted in the church's hometown. This church had been inspired and convicted in part by Bono of U2 ( respond to the poverty and HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa. They liked what they heard about the ministry and work being done in Kenya and decided to visit this past March. The week they schedule their trip, a previous member of the congregation contacted them and informed them she had been called into full-time mission work in Kenya with this same team they were about to visit. It was reaffirming for both sides. About 3 weeks ago, that church announced to their congregation their decision to partner with the ministry in Kenya, as well as individually support the missionary!

The mission agency is New Mission Systems International. The ministry is AfricaHope. The church is Crossroads Christian Church of Newburgh, Indiana. The missionary is me. And one of the people in that meeting last year was Angie, the other nurse going to Kenya! As I found out how the pieces of this story fit together, it became evident to me that God has been working on his plan for my life for a long time…bringing many separate areas of my life and connecting them all together. It’s pretty cool…and so reaffirming:)