Everything will change. A Ministry of WorldVenture.
Here’s what I’m learning: God knows what we need even when we don’t. He knows where we’re going even when we have no idea.
When I left for Cote d’Ivoire in October of 2010, I had decided to put aside a year of my life for God. A year. That’s a lot, right? At the time, I thought so. Well, a year has become 17 months….Does that compute? Last I checked, there were 12 months in…Continue
Added by Stephanie Verenski on March 31, 2012 at 9:30pm — No Comments
Father, thank you for the struggle within me. It molds me and reminds me of all that I tend to forget when life is easily managed.
The decision to stay indefinitely in missions (mostly easily done by seeking appointment with World Venture) will always feel like a decision too big for me. Even though whatever we do should be rendered to God, missionary seems to require an Old Testament style calling. At the same time, I do believe waiting for a guiding pillar of fire can…Continue
Just read a great quote -
"I'm part of the fellowship of the unashamed. I have Holy Spirit power. The die has been cast. I have stepped over the line. The decision has been made -- I'm a disciple of His. I won't look back, let up, slow down, back away or be still. My past is redeemed, my present makes sense, my future is secure. I'm finished and done with low living, sight walking, smooth knees, colorless dreams, tamed visions, worldly talking, cheap giving, and dwarfed goals. I no…Continue
Added by Rod & Angelika Ragsdale on March 18, 2012 at 10:04am — No Comments
OK. We won't be much of a splash but we are really content to finally have our plans to get to the field in May. The exact day isn't decided because we are waiting for tickets.
We have been feeling blessed along the way. While this interim of building our partner team has seemed slow it really has been fast. Some take years. But being an impatient person has made it seem like it was slow. I loved my "impatience". I think there is a lesson here. We hear again and again…Continue
Added by Phil Bjorklund on March 12, 2012 at 1:37pm — No Comments
Last Saturday I took my older sister Rachel to the swimming pool. It was her first time ever being in one. In the beginning I had a hard time getting her into the pool. She was very scared and I wasn't sure she would get in. Finally, she got in but she stayed on the low end and held onto the pole. Linda (new Journeyer from Germany) and I tried our best to explain to her in French how to swim. Not easy. Thankfully there were other Ivorian there who were swimming/learning how to swim who…Continue
Added by Kelly Annemarie Bolt on March 9, 2012 at 4:09am — No Comments
As many differences as I experience every day there are some things that never change despite the country or culture. Sure my house doesn't have running water, I eat rice every single day, everybody is always late, and if I eat in front of someone I have to be sure to invite them to eat with me. However, I still find similarities all over the place.
Such as the protective big brother. I have a neighbor who is the definition of creepy and a fetisher, he really wants to marry me…Continue