Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Dad!

My Dad (so I stole this idea from Bethany, but she said it was ok to use) is awesome! He is such a blessing. In the past five years, he has grown so much. I was just thinking the other day that I loved the beach so much. When my brother and I were kids our dad would take us there in the summer. We would spend the whole day body surfing, playing volleyball, boggy boarding and building sandcastles. We would have so much fun that we would forget to put sunscreen on. My brother and I would come home and look like red crabs. I would not care, because I had so much fun with my dad!
When I think of my Dad, I think of someone who is a hard worker. Everything he does he just does it to his best whether it was helping me with a history project or his business. One time I came home and cried because I had to make the “Light House of Alexandria.” I had no idea how to make it! So my dad asked me what I was crying about and I told him. We went out to his workshop and made a light house. It was so much fun! I took it in to class, and was so proud of what we had done together. My brother’s and I’s education was very important to him. He always wanted us to go to college, and I went away only because he and my mom supported me so much in it.
My Dad is also very daring. Once we were in Cades Cove, and we went to see a cabin. On the way back to the car, he told us to be quiet and walk quietly. He said, “I think there is a bear over there.” So he asked my mom and grandma to get my brother and me back to the car. The next thing we know he is running with a camera is his hand back to the car for his life. He told us he just wanted to take some up close shots of the bear. 
There were times were he protected me, and I was like “Oooooooooooooh Dad!” In all that, I did learn that he loved me! I really am blessed to have him in my life! He really has grown so much in the Lord in `the past five years! He is such a good example of a dad. There are many things that he does that resemble my heavenly Father. He protects me when I need to be protected, helps me when I don’t know what to do, he just wants the best for his kids and just likes having a good time!
Happy Father’s Day Daddy-O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you lots!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#1 Daughter

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Ohrid 24/7 Conference

This weekend we went to Ohrid to attend the 24/7 Balkan Connect Conference. The place was beautiful. It was really cool to meet people all over the Balkans doing the same thing you’re doing, but in a different ways. It was really cool the last night we prayed for the countries individually. You could really feel the power of God in the room. It was just awesome. There was also a lot of down time where we could hang out with people which was nice.
One night I went and hung out with this crew from Bosnia. Then, I went to find Jessie and Amy. Well, I didn’t know where they were. I would ask people, and they would say it is too hard to explain or you won’t find it. So I went looking. I just started walking, and followed the water where one person had said. Then I just prayed God lead me to them. I found them; they said “What in the world how did you find us.” I was told them I just prayed and followed the water.

Monday, June 7, 2010


This weekend we went to Sevity Nichola. So I got to the bus station looking around for people and I run into a guy literally. I could not see him coming into a door I was going out of and I screamed. It was kind of funny. So I laughed and walked away.
So basically I had no idea (other than we were having a soccer tournament for the people there, and that they want to start a church there) what was going on most of the day, but I was really trying to see what God was doing. But it was really cool, because I saw this lady that I noticed (well she was the only one there it was mostly guys). But still god highlighted her to me. I asked Milka to talk to her with me. So we talked to her for a while, and she said she was a part of a church there but it was too small and they for some reason are not there anymore. She really wants to go to church. She said when she was younger she would lie to her parents about where she was going, and would go to church. I think her parents were Orthodox.
Her husband was playing in the tournament. Some of our friends who were with us knew him from when they were younger. When I talked to her, she said I could just tell that you love Jesus it is written all over you. It was really cool, because I was like sitting most of the time “like what in the world am I doing here.” Then I shared with her what I thought God was telling her. Then she wanted to go to coffee.
I went with her and her husband, and their daughter. I was sitting there thinking gosh God I don’t know really how to communicate with them; I don’t really know what to do… But I was sitting there with them and this guy who I promise looked like Jesus came in the place to get ice cream and left. I just felt like God was there. Like it wasn’t that I was doing anything or saying something. But having coffee with these people and Jesus was so in it. Well she got connected with Milka and hopefully they will keep in touch. Trusting God and hearing what He is saying and doing it is awesome.You never know what the results are going to be until we step out and try.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

1 Cor 12

1 Cor 12:22-26
On the contrary, it is much truer that the members of the body which seem to be weaker are necessary; and those members of the body which we deem less honorable, on these we bestow more abundant honor, and our less presentable members become much more presentable, whereas our more presentable members have no need of it. But God has so composed the body, giving more abundant honor to that member which lacked, so that there may be no division in the body, but that the members may have the same care for one another. And if one member suffers, all the members suffer with it; if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it. Now you are Christ's body, and individually members of it.

It is so cool I was reading this verse this morning and God convicted me about something and just showed me His heart about myself in other part of it. Like I felt like I was suppose to read it, and I did. And I felt like on one hand I have totally judged people who need a little more help then others in the body. And, God was just like "uh Jenn those people are needed to bring about my will." Like when you feel like you have talked to someone about the same thing a bunch of times, and you are like don't you get it, but in reality I need that person in my life, and most imporantly in the body of Christ.
On one hand I feel like sometimes I am that person and everyone else is like come on, but in reality God is like "You are necessarry." Like I feel like I'm not really doing anything sometimes, but God is like "What you are doing is necessary!" Even if it is just telling a friend an encouraging word, or just being willing to be there for a friend when they are going through something rough, and just standing in the gab and praying for them.