Lessons from Rafiki!

Simba (aka Missy): I can’t go back. What would it prove anyways? It wouldn’t change anything. you can’t change the past…(speaking to the Father) You said you’d always be there for me! But you’re not! And its because of me. It’s my fault. It’s my fault. ENTER RAFIKI! Asante sana squashed banana we we nuga mi mi apana! Asante sana squashed banana! Crazy baboon. Who are you? The question is, WHO ARE YOU? I thought I knew, but now I’m not so sure… I know who you are! Come here, it’s a secret……Asante sana squashed...

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My Mommy

            I used to be so embarrassed by my mom. Whenever I would have friends over, it felt like she always asked them a million questions. I always felt lucky when she didn’t decide to ask the if they wanted prayer because I thought that was always extremely awkward. The worst part though was when me and my friends would be watching a movie in my room and we could hear her playing worship music on her guitar. I used to get so embarrassed. But what I really didn’t understand was why she always had so much on her plate. You could always find her...

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Rooted

Have you ever noticed how plants grow in some of the strangest places? Take this one as an example. Somehow a seed landed in that strange little nook. That is a pretty astounding feat in and of itself. But it not only landed there, it sprouted. It began to grow. It’s roots somehow managed to grab onto some crack in the wall. The most amazing thing is the size of the plant. It isn’t some puny little twerp. It has many leaves growing off a strong stem. It has survived the elements. It has outlasted the heat. It has held strong in the wind. It has survived. This is a beautiful representation...

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The Rising Generation

God is doing a lot of things here and within each one of our lives. Up in Maesai, which is on the Thailand/Burmese border, we partnered with a drop-in center for street kids. Most of the kids are from Burma who cross the border everyday to beg on the streets to fulfill a command from their family.  Seeing the smiles on the kid’s faces as they came into the drop-in center made me naive to their life outside of those walls. After I heard some of their stories of how their own families had tried to kill them or would if they didn’t earn enough money or treated them differently...

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Where We’ve Been

This is a pretty simple outline of our travels which could contain a million stories of the work and glory of God, however I wanted to give you a basic outline first. And there’s a short story of the strength of God in my life recently.  After 20 hours worth of flights and an 11 hour time change we landed in Bangkok. We stayed there just until we could book our 10 hour bus ride to Chiang Mai where we met our first contacts: Ray and Candice. We loaded a ten bag pyramid on the top of his truck and have been getting around either crammed in the back seat or bouncing around in the bed...

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