Saturday, November 8, 2014

Oh October!

October was again filled with meeting with people, sending letter and making phone calls. Made new friends with some of the missionaries at church, they are very helpful in giving advice and encouraging me. Here are some of the praises and requests from this month.

Praises from October:
  • Monthly support is now over 30%
  • Prayer support has reached 100% Lets set another goal and reach 150!!
  • Made good contacts
  • Guillermo (cousin’s husband) made it to Venezuela to help and encourage the church there for a month.

  • That God will provide the next 21% before the end of the year.
  • That the 3 churches in Venezuela continue to grow and glorify God.

It is my hope that next month I will have prayer requests from one of my friends in Venezuela, this way you will be able to pray for those that are doing God’s work already and those I will be join!

Thank you so much for your prayers and support!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Super September!!

September was full of meeting with people and receiving support. Thank you for all your support both financially and prayer. It was a very encouraging month.

Monthly support is at 27%
Prayer partners are at 91% (100 is my goal however I won’t turn down those that come in after that:) 

Prayer request: that I will be at 51% or better by the end of the year. Once I reach 51% I can go in to support raising full time, which would be awesome because my current job is ending by the end of the year. Pray with me that God will bless me with support. He is so GOOD!!

I am still moving forward in sending out letter, meeting with people and contacting churches. If you or your church would like to know more let me know. 

Thanks again!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Hello again! 

The past two months have been full of meeting with people and continuing to get the support partnerships built. 

Over the last two months there have been several praises! God has brought me to 20% of my monthly giving and 66% of my prayer support :) He has shown Himself faithful and good. 

I also had a great time speaking at my parents' church, Bethany Reformed. It was great to share my mission and God's work with the church family I grew up with. Many people asked questions and agreed to pray for me. It also was a great place to break the ice on speaking in front of a church. 

This past month I was given the opportunity to share with the mission committee of the church I was a youth leader at the past 2 years, Meriden E Free. The meeting went well; I was encouraged by the questions and our time together. It was great to have practice with an audience of familiar faces yet in a different context that will hopefully happen more in the upcoming months as I speak at different churches. 

Another encouraging meeting this past month was a group home meeting with some family members. My great aunt and her husband had me over to share with them and some cousins one Saturday morning. It is great to have family support and pray for me. 

Thank you for your prayers! Some ways you can be praying in the upcoming month: more meetings, more supporters (both financial and prayer), church contacts. 

If you would like to be put on my prayer support list or would like more information PLEASE let me know!! You can send me an e-mail ( or message me on facebook with your mailing address and questions. 

Thank you and have a wonderful month! 


Monday, June 30, 2014

Bienvenido! Welcome family and friends! This is the place to watch and hear what is going on in my world. In 2009 I spent nine months in Venezuela, while I was there God showed me the huge need for discipleship. In the last two years God has been preparing my heart to serve him full time in Venezuela. 

For the next nine months or so I will be raising support, financial and prayer. In this time the blog will update you on where I am in getting these partners for the mission field. I will share ups and downs, prayer requests and praises. Check back often to see what is going on. The goal is to be in Venezuela March of 2015, Lord willing. 

If you are interested in knowing more about prayer or financially supporting me, or just want to know more about what I will be doing in Venezuela PLEASE let me know!! 

Here are a few of the basics: 

Location: Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela (same place I went last time)

Mission organization: Fellowship International Mission (FIM)

Partnering missionaries: Marcia and Guillermo Aguilar (cousins) 

Vision: "Venezuelan disciples of Jesus Christ reproducing disciples." 

"The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." 2nd Timothy 2:2

Mission: "To reach young people in Venezuela with the gospel and lovingly disciple them in their faith."

Support needs: One time gifts- $10,000 this includes plane tickets, Visa, shots, setting up my apartment, books, and anything else to get me there.
monthly (on going)- $3,000 a month is for rent, schooling, food, retirement, insurance, ministry, etc. 
prayer supporters- 100 people committed to praying for me regularly. 

Praises: I currently have 38 people who have committed to praying for me!! I also have almost 40% of my one time out going financial support!! God has been so good to me and is showing that he is faithful!! 

Prayers: That the financial support will continue to keep coming in. That my passion for spreading the gospel in Venezuela will be evident when I talk with partners :) 
Also prayer and praise, I have my first church, Bethany Reformed church in Des Moines, lined up to speak at this summer!! Nervous and super excited!! 

Thank you all so much for partnering with me and praying for me!