I Am So Excited! [Day 18 of 31]

Today, I am sitting in a hospital room.  My grandma is waiting on her heart doctor, and I am the “in the meantime entertainment” according to my mom.

I’ve talked more Jesus in the last hour than I have in the past week.  My grandma’s roommate is a sweet woman of faith; we’ve discussed everything from Jesus’ birth to his death and resurrection.  Her servant heart is evident; she’s shared her vision for a new ministry to inner city kids and her calling to teach. (Not to mention my grandma’s nurse is the son of a Pentecostal minister…lots of Jesus in this room;)

I am smiling at God’s hand in this meeting.

This sweet lady listened as I told my mom I am returning to Honduras in two weeks.  My mom doesn’t like for me to leave the country.  It (understandably) makes her nervous, but the roommate chimed in and told my mom, “Don’t let your fear be bigger than your faith.”  

I thought about her words and all the verses about fear I’ve been studying in Psalms…

The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me? Psalm 56: 3-4

The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? Psalm 118:7

Deep down I agree with my mom; I am a bit scared this time too.  I don’t like to fly.  I have never been to this part of Honduras.  And, my role on this trip is to write/blog and take pictures/video.  My flesh says, “What if I can’t think of anything to write about?  What if?  What if?  Or, what if?

So, I began to answer those what if’s, and every single one of them led to Jesus.  Regardless of what happens, Jesus loves me and He remains.

[A deep sigh released!]



I leave on October 30 with the amazing Women of Purpose ladies.  The purpose of the trip is to hold a three-day Revive retreat for women missionaries serving in Honduras.  We hope to pour back into these ladies some of what they pour out on the mission field.

I can’t wait! I am in awe of how God worked this trip out…His hand is evident and humbling.

When I decided to dedicate October to 31 days of Less Me, More Jesus, I would NEVER have believed the work God would do in my life.  I am still in the “in-between” but am content to sit there – in His love.

As we prepare to leave, we still have missionaries who need sponsored.  If you could partner with a sister across the continent who needs revived, we’d love to have your help and prayers.  You can use this link for more information.

For now, I am content to chat with my grandma, mom, and this new sister I just met:)


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