Saturday, June 21, 2008

An Absolutely Awesome Week

This week has just been wonderful!! There was a youth meeting that was being hosted by our church, and oh what a blessing it was. I got so much help and encouragement from the preaching. It only went from Monday-Wednesday....what a bummer! Yesterday everyone was asking me what was up because I was just acting so happy! I was just completely overjoyed and bubbly and happy! :o)

This week coming up my mom and I will be at campmeeting. We praise the Lord that we are even able to go, at first there was no way we were going to be able to go because of our unexpected trip to MS, but the Lord provided at a revival meeting the other night. Someone gave us the money and told us that it was to be used to get us to camp and back.

Then the next week I will be going to a youth camp. I am so excited to be going to all these meetings three weeks in a row! I just love being around the singing and the preaching! I am so so so excited!!!

I pray everyone has a good week and hopefully I will be able to post on next Saturday how the week at campmeeting went.

Monday, June 16, 2008

We're Home

We made it home around11:30 last night. The family is handling this a whole lot better than I thought they would. None of this really hit any of us until we went and saw the house. I had never met my Uncle, so at first I just couldn't cry about all this, but when I saw the house and it really hit me that this REALLY happened...I broke. My Grandparents won't let it show that this is bothering them, they are trying to be strong for my Mom and her sister.

When we went through my Uncle's stuff there were some things we were able to get from in the house that did not get burnt. So we do have some keepsakes.

Despite the circumstances we did have a good time talking and hanging out with the family. I got to see my Grandparents, Aunt, Uncle, and cousin for the first time in 4 years. We did get some pictures, and I will post them as soon as Jessica gets them to me!

Friday, June 13, 2008


We have gotten some updates about what is going on. As it turns out, he was not shot but stabbed. You can read about it here. There is also a video that you can watch over to the right.

Thank you for all of the prayer!!! We appreciate them so much, please continue to pray for us as we travel tomorrow.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Urgent Prayer Request!!!

I would like everyone to please pray for our family right now. We just got a phone call and found out that my Mom's brother was killed last night. His house was burnt down to the ground and my Uncle was found in a ditch behind the house and they believe he was shot. They are counting this as a homicide and they have a suspect in custody. My Uncle was lost, so please, please pray for our family...this is a really hard time for us right now. We will probably be heading to Mississippi in the next day or so.

My Mom's parents are lost, so pray that the Lord uses this to bring them to him!

Thursday, June 05, 2008


I got to be involved with the Awanas at our church last night. My mom was not feeling well, so while she stayed home we had the opportunity to go to our home church on a Wednesday. I love being apart of the Awanas and working with the kids! I enjoyed it so much! I was with the older bit of 3rd-6th I think. They were so much fun. Lord willing, I will be able to go every Wednesday night and be able to be faithful with it...someone has offered to give me a ride to church and home on Wednesdays.

This summer they will have different themes each week, with a different lesson to go with each theme. I am really looking forward to being apart of this!

Monday, June 02, 2008

It Is Well

I was reading this morning in II Kings where Elisha promised a woman and her husband a son, and then years later..the boy died. When she ran to fetch Elisha, he asked her if all was well...and she responded "It is well". With all that had just happened, she had lost her son and she still replied that it was well. Even though it seemed like her world was coming to an end, in her soul...all was well.

I want to be able to say that with everything that I go through no matter what it may be, I can say "It is well". Praise God for his sweet, sweet peace!!!