Thursday, October 20, 2011

Who I Am

9:39 AM
This week in small group, we had our students cut up magazines and cover their journals with words, phrases and images of who God has made them to be. It's a real fun activity, and it allows students to put the positive things they like about themselves or see in themselves in front of them everyday! I decided to cover my class notebook as well, and wanted to share with you who I am...

I have been called to GO and make disciples of all nations and I have been made for going places. So many decisions in my life have led to where I am today, and I know its exactly where God has called me to be. Discipling, mentoring, leading, serving, educating and equipping the next generation as we bring the gospel to the nations, and maybe prevent human trafficking along the way, because my God is a God of justice. I see the world with a sense of wonder. Each new place holds a mystery, and the familiar places can feel like new again. Each new person I met, student I encounter, or coworker I serve alongside of, brings an element of God into my life. And that is wonderful. And finally, "flawless has many faces". I'm captivated by this verse in Song of Solomon: "You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you." It reminds me how my Savior sees me...beautiful and flawless. These are the images and words I've chosen to remind myself of daily this quarter. It sums up who I am and where I'm going. Who are you?


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Camper

9:15 AM
Some pictures from the soon-to-be Muldoon camper in the RV community of YWAM Orlando!

More to come!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Across the Pond

8:52 AM
London has captured my heart recently...

  • London is the biggest city in Britain and in Europe.
  • About 12 per cent of Britain’s overall population live in London
  • Over 250 languages are spoken in the city, making the capital the most linguistically diverse city in the world
  • Baishaki Mela – the Bengali New Year – is celebrated in Brick Lane and is the biggest Bengali celebration outside Bangladesh and West Bengal.
  • There were 14,350 film “shooting days” in London in 2007, making it the third most filmed city in the world.
  • The London Underground, was built in 1863, which is known as the ‘Tube’, and was the first metro of the world.
  • The Queen’s official residence, Buckingham Palace, was built in 1702… on the site of a notorious brothel


Saturday, October 8, 2011

A Glimpse into My Heart

9:46 AM
Recently, I shared with my church community, Watermark Church in Tampa, a glimpse of my heart. I shared with them my journey through fighting against modern-day slavery and what is next for me. I meant to post this weeks ago, so you too could be part of my journey. So forgive my delay and watch my story now. The video in the beginning is a trailer for the Sex + Money documentary that is now touring the nation. I speak after the video plays. Enjoy.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Things I Hate

8:37 AM
"Let those who love the LORD hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked." - Psalm 97:10

This is a verse I read recently, and it instantly jumped off the page. "Let those who love the Lord hate evil..." I was silenced. I thought about all the things I hate in this world...human trafficking, HIV/AIDS, hunger, poverty, child soldiers, abortion, domestic violence, materialism...the list goes on. I've devoted my life and my ministry to fighting against injustice, hating the symptoms of our fallen world. Not because I'm a superhero and not because I'm a saint. Not because I think I have all the answers and not because I think I'm capable. But because I love the Lord. It's that easy. Because of this unending, unquenchable love for my Savior, I've grown to hate the things He hates, and love the things He loves.

I just thought this was a cool reminder as we have been launching our very first human trafficking prevention focused Discipleship Training School this quarter, and where we have these students start in their quest to end injustice. It's starts with falling in love with Jesus. And we all can do that.