February 2018 News and Updates

February 2018 News and Updates

Hello from the mission field!

Over the past four weeks serving in Cambodia my eyes have been open to the bigger picture of a country that is hurting and in need. The trauma that the nation of Cambodia has endured is catastrophic. Learning about the Khmer Rouge and the genocide that took place here in 1975 to 1979 is like no other evil I have ever learned about. The confusion of why this even happened is still lingering in the air 40 years later. This nation was taken captive in such brutal ways: fathers killed, child soldiers manipulated, family members isolated from each other. There is long lasting trauma with not being able to trust your own people mixed with the unbelievable breakdown of family systems has left this nation under developed. Today the Cambodian people still are unclear of why this happened to them, they are an entire people group struggling to trust and connect. The truth that they are children of God needs to be shared and relationships of trust rebuilt.

Whole Person Health to a Nation

As someone who works with trauma on an individual level, desiring whole person health is my focus and ministry. God is challenging me now, how do we bring whole person health to a nation? The kingdom of God must come! Healthy believers need to move in and live amongst the people. Being here I can already see so clearly how to better prepare our missionary for the sustainable ministry needed in a broken and hurting world.

Prayer Request

  • For Cambodia, that the truth of God’s love be experienced and people feel called to live among these people full-time to love and encourage development.
  • Understanding of how to carry the vision of this ministry God is forming around me.
  • Strength to take one step a time towards wholeness and health in the body of Christ.
  • I will be transition in March back to training up students to become lay councillors back in Salem, OR. Please pray for a easy transition back to the States.

Support Update

I am 50% funded and need to get my support up to 75% by June 1st (ideally to 100% if I can). In the season of the holidays and the New Year a few supporters fell away for various different reasons. I will be thinking ways to do a support campaign later this year – in the meantime, please pray for a release of financial support. Thank you for your continued support and believing in what God is doing in the nations and through our ministry.

November 2017 News & Updates

November 2017 News & Updates

Hello from the mission field!

We have been serving on the island of Lesvos Greece for 8 weeks now. God has opened the door to come alongside the volunteers here in so many different ways. We are serving in the refugee camp two days a week, teaching and training on sustainable ministry, along with debriefing people one-on-one or in groups. The team is doing so well and the needs are all around us. The Refugee camp hit an all time high last week of over 6000 men, women and children living in Moria. My heart breaks when I think about leaving this Island in a few short weeks.

Teaching and Training

I have had several opportunities on this trip to teach. I spent a week in the Discipleship Training School teaching on repentance and forgiveness. Next week I am doing a whole week seminar on Sustainable Ministry.

I am so grateful for the chance to walk into more of my own gifting in this season overseas. It has been a challenge but I can honestly say I am thriving here. I was made for missions and everything about this trip feels so life giving to me personally.

Prayer Request

  • Continued safety for myself and the team working in the refugee camps.
  • Finishing our time here well, creating closure for the team and ministry we have developed to be passed on and continued.
  • God’s presence and wisdom for those serving on the island in this crisis.
  • Personally for the ability to rest and finish well.
  • Know that this Thanksgiving I am so thankful for my friends and family and praying for you all.

Support Update

I am 65% funded and praying for new ideas to get my support up to 100%. I did welcome a new family to my GoTeam and am looking forward to connecting with many of you when I am home for the holidays.

Thank you for your continued support and believing in what God is doing in the nations.

September 2017 News and Updates

September 2017 News and Updates

We are headed to Greece!! I will be leading a team of 8 students to Losvos, Greece for a 10-week outreach.

The Foundation of Counseling ministry school has completed the lecture phase and last week we had a time of sharing about what God has done in each of the student’s lives in the past three months. It’s a lot of work staffing an intensive heart-focused school like this, but hearing how lives have been changed, people set free from lies, and wrong beliefs renewed to biblical truth – somehow makes it all worth it. One student said, “I did not know what love was before I came to Salem, I was serving God because it was the right thing to do and I thought that was love. I am learning how to give and receive true love thanks to this school.”

The Island of Lesvos

The Island of Lesvos is a Greek island off the coast of Turkey. It is one of the main Islands refugees flee to to escape war and persecution. The refugee camps are still receiving several hundred new arrivals each week. Volunteers have been serving for many months now and volunteer numbers are low. We believe God is asking us to come alongside the volunteers on this island. offering counseling, debriefing and training to the volunteers.

Prayer Request

  • Unity and good communication for our outreach team as a whole.
  • Safety for myself and the team working in the refugee Camps.
  • Opportunities to share the truth about Jesus and divine appointments to debrief long term volunteers and come alongside what God is doing in this crisis.
  • Personally for renewed strength to lead and balance my masters work while on the front lines of the mission field.

Support Update

I am 65% funded and praying for new ideas to get my support up to 100%. Asking God for 6 new people to join the GOteam with monthly financial support. If you know of anyone interested in getting involved in missions please let me know.

Thank you for your continued support and believing in what God is doing in the nations.