Friday, December 31, 2010

One Thing Conference, Bringing in the New Year!

Hi Family & Friends,

Joyful expectation for an amazing 2011 because the King lives!
Jesus! 

I'm so happy. 

I've been at an IHOP (International House of Prayer) annual conference in Kansas City called One Thing. (The other house is for pancakes.) 
The title comes from Psalms 27, "One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek, that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life; to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple." 

This is what we've been doing for the past 3 wonderful days. It is a taste of heaven. People from all 
walks of life, cultures, backgrounds, lifting their hearts and voices and glances to the beautiful King,
the Holy One, who is coming again. 

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Love 146 Round Home in Philippines

Love146 Round Home from LOVE146 on Vimeo.

A Reflection on a Year at The Round Home | Love146.org

Love 146's after-care director, Dr. Gundelina Velazco, reflects on the one-year anniversary of the Round Home, their safe-home in Philippines for children rescued from trafficking. Click here to read the article:





A Reflection on a Year at The Round Home | Love146.org

Friday, November 12, 2010

Hit a Wall

I hit a wall last night.
What am I doing? 
Do I really want a house for kids, with all these problems, who aren’t even my kids?
The children I met in India were rescued before the brothels. I thought, "I could be a mom for them." But what about kids who have really been hurt? Could I be a mom to them? . . .


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Update: Writing/Editing

Hi friends & family,  Quick version: 1. I'm in Indianapolis, staying at my parent's, writing about my Around the World trip from 2007.


-My goal: to finish my personal edits by end of Nov. Eek. It may take longer. But I'm working on it.  2. Praying about next steps.  3. Have some leads with different anti-trafficking groups want to have safe/restoration houses.  4. Connecting with people who have similar interests.  5. Thanks for your love, prayers, & support.
Longer version: Links to anti-trafficking organizations, surprising new fall wardrobe, life-changing revelation of the Pearl of great price, and encouragement for the weary . . . 





Wednesday, August 25, 2010

IHOP

I came to IHOP (International House of Prayer) last week to see if there were connections for pursuing the dream in my heart. I heard they had an Orphan Justice Center & were involved with fighting human trafficking.

The day before driving to IHOP, I was excited inside my stomach. That surprised me. I wondered what I would find . . .

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Brother Time

My older brother Craig is getting married. He invited me to live with him before the wedding. It's been really fun to stay at his house, help him get ready to bring a girl home, & spend time together.
Highlights include . . .

Friday, June 25, 2010

I'm Home

I’m home!
Quick Version:
  • I arrived home Tues pm 6/22.
  • Planning to be home until January. (6 months to restore, write, reconnect)
  • Mostly in Indianapolis, Lafayette, & Colorado for a month in the fall.
  • YWAM training was really good.
  • 3 months in Hawaii, 6 months in Colombia.
  • My Spanish is better.
  • Doors are opening to keep walking forward toward the dream of having a house for kids.
Long Version: (3min to read)
Surprising Dad
After 6 months in Colombia, my visa expired . . .

Monday, April 26, 2010

Even the Birds






"God, what am I doing? I could be somewhere else, making money, and have all I want. You said you would provide for me. Will you really?" . . .