Tuesday, April 23, 2013

CCBCI has arrived!

I apologize once again for my large gaps between blogs.. Either I feel like I don't have enough to say, or I have too much and don't know where to start! I promise I will at least once more before I leave here... which is in only 11 days! I can not believe that THREE MONTHS is almost over. I remember sitting on my plane from Indy to Charlotte, having just said goodbye to all of my friends, thinking "am I completely nuts? what am I doing right now? three months is a LONG time!" truthfully I am crazy and it is a long time, but there is absolutely nothing more rewarding than walking in the Lord's will for my life. and there's not a doubt in my mind that this was where He wanted me for this period of time. These final few weeks are so bittersweet. 

I have loved living with the Grayson's. I can't say enough how stinking awesome it is to live with two people who LIVE THE GOSPEL. They strive to serve & glorify the Lord in everything they do and it is truly evident. These last two weeks have been so much fun just hanging out with them, having movie nights, eating and fellowshipping together. I've really enjoyed my time with the kids, too. While Brandon & Wendi have been busy being models (you can read more about their wedding fun here) I've had a blast hanging out with Audri & Keaton. I'm going to miss these hilarious kiddos when I leave! 

The Bible college arrived yesterday! How sweet it is to see & hang out with friends from home! I may have cried tears of joy. Maybe. I hadn't realized how much I really missed the comfort of familiar faces! Not only that, but I'm meeting new people who attend the college on my church's campus - common ground is nice. Literally. This group is so real & so interesting. I love the conversations I've already gotten to have. Talks about ministry, discipleship, redemption, how the Lord is moving and working in different situations. I'm still getting to know each of them and I'm honestly so excited to hear their testimonies and how they ended up at CCBCI. I'm also super excited to serve with them and show off this island I've grown to love so much!

THEY BROUGHT SO MUCH STUFF! Thank you to everyone who contributed to their practicum, it is a HUGE blessing to Brandon, Wendi, and all of their ministries here!

Vince and Chrissy!

Candice got her license and is chauffeuring us around the island - a HUGE help!

Exploring the beach this morning (:

This coming weekend is my last one here on the island.. My last AWANA Saturday night and my last service with CCF Sunday morning. You could say I'm pretty bummed. But still, I have a lot to look forward to when I get home, so I'll try to look over the goodbyes for now. I love love love my AWANA kids! I had the most incredible group of girls in my small group last week. They were so hungry for the Word & diligent in studying their verses & asking me so many questions! I'm really going to miss them. I'm also praying I can see my friends from CCF before I leave - many of them are on break and get back Friday, the day before I leave. 

AWANA small group girls!

I really hope to write later this week about some of the lessons the Lord has taught me since I've been here... there have been so many, and I'd like to publish some of them just to share for those who are interested. He has been so good to me. Thank you so much for your prayers and support! God bless! :)

"You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge in sinful nature; rather, serve one another in LOVE." - Galatians 5:13.


  1. I love these pictures! So glad CCBCi could come! :)
    Still praying :)

  2. Good stuff! We missin you!!! Serve hard and finish strong!!!!