Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Summer isn't comlete without camps!

This summer, my church went to Student Life camp in Ruston, Louisiana.

We had a blast getting soaked in the water games!

We also had a great time worshiping with The Museum! (pictured with Paradise Baptist Church above)

It was really cool because the Geoffrey, the guitarist for The Museum was a missionary kid in Belize!

 I had so much fun, and learned a lot at Student life Camp, but I also had the privilege of  going to Super Summer. Super Summer is a church camp, but more intense, for the more devoted.

My summer has be great so far, but what I am really looking forward to is August 23rd, when we board the plane for Guatemala!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

 I thought I'd share with you some of what we will be doing in Guatemala...

We will be working with Eagles Nest Orphanage, where there are currently 24 kids. 
We will be working with the Manna Feeding Program. Which is where 60 children come to eat. For most of them, this is their only meal of the day.
We will be helping with Colegio Nuevo Dia (New Day School).
We be helping with the sports program, where the local kids play soccer and basketball as well as learn about God's love for them.
We will also be helping lead short term mission teams, and we hope you will join one!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

In 2007, I had the privilege of serving at Eagles Nest Orphanage for a week long mission trip. Little did I know that 4 years later I would be moving there!
I remember being so excited to go to a foreign country- not something many kids my age could brag about. I had no idea how much that trip would change me..

“We learned that orphans are easier to ignore before you know their names. They are easier to ignore before you see their faces. It is easier to pretend they’re not real before you hold them in your arms. But once you do, everything changes.” – Radical by David Platt.

Before I went on that trip I knew that there were orphans, I even had adopted sisters. But did that change the way I lived? No. I still lived like the world was all about me. But, after I met child after child, who had nothing, I was no longer content to live like that. I was forever changed.

Funny how I thought I was going on the trip to change the lives of the Guatemalans, but instead they changed me.

"Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect." Romans 12:2 (NLT)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hello and welcome to my little corner of Blogland!Let me tell you a little bit about myself.
My name is Addisyn. I am a homeschooled sophomore. I am sinner saved by the grace of God.
I love music, and I play the guitar. I play soccer. I am passionate about the least of these. I'm a Toms fan. I left my heart in Africa. I am the oldest daughter in a family of 11. 9 out of the 11 in my family will be moving to Guatemala this summer to serve the Lord as full-time missionaries. I would love for you to follow along as I blog about this journey!