Friday, March 16, 2007

In Picture Form

Here is my trip documented in the form of photographs. I only had one disposable camera, and so it was hard to capture every moment.

That's Kyle, Christina, Carolyn, me and Nathan while we were waiting for the vans to arrive. We barely knew each other at this point!

Waiting for the vans

Carolyn, Clayton and Katie

Christina and me in the tent

Me and Carolyn in the tent

Our campsite in Juarez

and again

Carolyn, me, Mandi and Christina - Tri Hamma!

The neighborhood we built our house in

The old house

*i'll add the rest later*

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I'm in Love! I'm in Love! And I Don't Care Who Knows It!

Yes, I really am in love! With the most wonderful guy in the....

Ok, just kidding. I'm not in love with any guy apart from Jesus. But I am in love - with my mission trip team! I can't even begin to describe how completely amazing Juarez was. Tomorrow I get my pictures back so I'll try to upload some to this blog as well as facebook. I would use up an infinite (if that's even possible) number of pages trying to describe how awesome and wonderful that Aggies in Mission mission trip was. I learnt so much about myself, how God sees me, and how I can serve others. I learnt about The Body. I learnt about selfishness and selflessness. I learnt about what love looks like. I spent three days outside in the sun and the wind building a house with 10 other incredible people. I love them all so much and I wish I could hang out with them more! We are planning a reunion next Wednesday (with some Group 1 peeps too!) which should be more than amazing. I'm stoked to say the least!

I fell in love with my team - ALL OF THEM - because of their completely different and interesting personalities. We got along so well and worked well together. The house we built wasn't spectacular by any means - it was simple and the inside didn't have finished walls - but it was beautiful in its own way. The family who moved in will now have shelter from wind and rain, as well as two glass windows and a door that locks! I pray that God would bless them in their life there.

We left El Paso at around 5 pm and didn't get back to College Station until 7:30 this morning. I tried to sleep in the aisle of the bus, but I couldn't actually fall asleep because I was so excited at what had happened the last few days. I hope the people I met will remain good friends. I am so tired of meeting awesome people and parting with them, saying "let's hang out!" but then nothing ever happens. I am ready for real friendships that last and go deeper. I hope they all want that too!...

James Morrison's CD came out this past week. You can buy it at Best Buy for $7.99 which is a pretty awesome deal! Carolyn and I bought it and listened to it while driving back to Little Elm. It's wonderful - I'm in love with his voice! I know I keep advertising for James Morrison, but I think you should listen to his wonderfulness.

I'm about to crash, so I'll go ahead and wrap this up now.
Peace and love and blessings,

Thursday, March 08, 2007


I leave tomorrow to go to Juarez for a week. I will be back in College Station next Thursday, but straight after that I will be driving to Little Elm.

Ohhh my... this week is kicking me in the butt! I'm so ready for it to be over!
Now I have to go take a test. Poop.

So yeah, if anyone needs to get a hold of me before Thursday, have fun trying. I don't think I'll get reception in Mexico, and if I do, I probably won't be able to answer my phone.

Peace, love and hippy stuff,

Friday, March 02, 2007

Old Bagels and New Passion

I am eating a bagel right now that supposedly expired on February 18th. But there was no mold on it and it tastes ok, so hopefully I won't get sick!

I've been wanting to write in this for a few days now, but I haven't been able to just sit down and do it yet. I've felt so... dry, recently. Do you ever feel like your passion is completely gone? Like you're just this random blob of organic material that roams this earth? I've really been praying recently that God would relight that fire inside of me. Think "Consuming Fire" lyrics. I want that passion back. I also need a little joy up in here. There are intervals of joy, but I need it all the time! So yeah, that's what I've been thinking about lately.

I'm going to Juarez in one week and I am no where near close to being ready. Please pray for me! I need to go shopping and get a bunch of stuff from Goodwill! Also pray for me as I'm on the trip. Carolyn's going too. Pray for my back - it's been iffy lately and I can't have it hurting on me while I'm in Mexico! Oh, and Carolyn needs her passport. I think it's in Dallas...

Well I need to go shower and get ready for my day. Hardcore studying happens today!!!