Saturday, July 14, 2007

I'm baaaack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What an amazing time of ministry we had!!!!!!!!!! It was so great, but it was hard as well. Seeing so much poverty and feeling helpless. But spending a day at a preschool or in a squatter camp and showing love to a few people...telling one little girl she's special and she can grow up to be a ballerina...those things..those seemingly "little" things are tremendous to those people. I was humbled and grateful to be an extension of the love of Jesus.

here are some snaps from Africa... (those beautiful babies... i miss them so!!!!)

this is a squatter camp: (I'll put more up later)

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Why is packing so hard?

I need to pack. I leave in 2 days and I don't even have a list made of what I need. Geez..i'm such a procrastinator. It's just that packing can be somewhat overwhelming. Especially when you're going to a foreign country for one month! One month!

Instead of packing I relaxes me :) This is what I made today:

do you think it's pretty?

Look at me instead of writing this I should be packing...and yet...i am still writing.

In the words of Ellen "Procrastinate now!"

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

I can't believe there are only 4 days to go until I leave. I am sooooo ready and nervous and excited and sad and lots of other stuff. What a ride this has been...raising support, working out roommate stuff, and life stuff.

My friend Lauren and I had a garage sale on Saturday, Lauren played dress up :)

Friday, May 25, 2007

Only 8 days now until South Africa!!!

I can't believe it's almost here

We did some more fundraising. We bussed tables a Cici's Pizza and collected tips. It was pretty awesome!

Also a friend and I went downtown in Conway, AR and ask businesses for donations. We ended up making $125 which is pretty good, we left our support letters with a couple of people.

We're still raising money though...we have quite a bit more to get in so please visit my etsy shop

For those who don't know..I'm raising money to go to South Africa for a month. I'll be gone frome June 2-June 27. We will be working with AIDS victims and AIDS orphans along with the homeless and doing other community service projects.

It would be wonderful if you could help out again you can just by visiting my etsy

or donating via paypal (see left side of page)

thanks so much


Monday, May 21, 2007


We leave in less than 2's craziness!!!!!!!!! I've done more fundraisers (laying sod, bussing tables), sent out more letters, and made lots of phone calls. I'm really trying to get on the ball with raising this money.

I'm not quite sure where I am yet but I know I'll get there.

In other news, My little sister graduated from high school....YAY Courtney!!!!!! She was pretty excited (weren't we all)

Just had a wedding shower for my roommate (i'm always a roommate and never a bride) I'm super happy for her. She's moving out May 31, which means I have to find a way to pay my rent for June (the month I'll be gone to South Africa) and July, cause I have no source of income.

Anyone out there wanna make a donation just let me know. You can donate as well through Paypal or credit card, just see the upper left hand corner (my email is

God be my Jehovah Jireh.

That's all for now...more soon!!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Leave in three weeks!!!

I can't believe how close it's getting!! Last week we had a carwash and raised about $320 and we also had our training retreat (which was fabulous)

I still have a long way to go so please go to my etsy,( ) if you would like to make donations leave me a comment here, convo me on etsy or send me an email

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

South Africa!!!

I'm raising money to go to South Africa this summer!! A group of 40 of us are going down to volunteer and help with AIDS orphans.

We need supplies, we need to pay for room and board, shots, and a ton more! The total cost is $3800, I have $1000 so far. just a little more to go!

check out my etsy:

So I took the advice of some of my fellow etsyians and decided to blog about fundraising is going for South Africa.

Last week we pumped gas at a local gas station Raceway

we raised $717 and had a blast!

I've post new items on my etsy you should check them out: