You know you have been to Alaska when you dog sled on a glacier, get stranded on said glacier for 7 hours, have to snow mobile to get off the glacier, fall off on the way down, get your leg stuck, get dragged (I’m completely fine), and then get helicoptered out. We made it and had a blast hanging out at the dog camps with all the Alaskan Huskies! Never a dull moment when I travel. It was an unforgettable experience for sure! Still can’t believe I am in Alaska. What an incredible blessing this vacation has been!! #nowtakemetoecuador
Oh how I miss Ecuador! Nearly each day I get pictures like these. I am so proud of our national leaders. They have been serving The April Project, Unsion, the Counseling center, and our city so well! The last 7 months have just flown by. My heart is so humbled by the generosity, prayers, hospitality, kindness, and partnership of so many! Words could never express how grateful I am. You all are the reason these ministries are even possible! I can’t believe how close I am to getting back. Almost there! Only $600 needed through monthly partnerships! God is good!! Thank you all!
Who knew the world’s largest dinglehopper resides in Springfield, MO! So fun. Not hashtagging the world’s largest fork, since my brother didn’t follow the rules! Oops. #mayhavebeenmyidea Sorry food channel! #worldslargestdinglehopper
Words fail me when I try to express how truly honored I am to be a missionary. After tonight I can’t help but use that “m” word lightly. This amazing woman right here, she is a missionary. She among other “m”s gathered tonight to share their lives with us. These unstoppable pioneers left years ago to reach the darkest places of the world with not even a single phone call home. Imagine zero contact with family, living in complete uncertainty, surviving on literally bread alone, and giving up everything, and I mean everything! I am moved by their fearless examples, resilience, tenacity, and unwavering faith. These global heroes are the real missionaries. Me? Well, I am just humbled I get to be a part of what God is already doing in Ecuador. I am here because they paved the way. #igettodothis#thankful#themantle
What a joy it was to officiate my cousin’s wedding last month! The photos are amazing!! I can’t decide what I love most! They are beautifully candid and the facial expressions are priceless. Also there was the moment when my Nana decided to give us hugs in the middle of the ceremony!! And the sunlight!!! Pure Perfection. So sweet. Such love between @09adrian19 and @sambaby_rn! Can we do this again?! It was so much fun!!! #atlastalonso
All because two people fell in love.... My gorgeous grandparents in love in Cuba. I dream of the day I get to visit this country. However, sometimes I can’t help but think that I’ve already been there. The Cuba that once was lives on in the people that left, their hearts, their history, and their stories. What was, is no longer. I’m thankful to know the little pieces I can just through listening to my family. I’m also grateful that God makes all things new. My prayer is that the future of Cuba be greater than the latter for all who remain and have yet to come! #cuba#familia#myroots#misabuelos#mitio 🇨🇺❤️
And just like that @crimyj Is married! Crimson! I’m so amazed by who you are and I’m just in awe of how God perfectly placed you and @stepheneugenebailey together! Your day was simply beautiful and you were absolutely stunning! So thankful I got to be there and meet the man of your prayers! Love you!!! Can’t wait to see what your future holds!! #nohashtag
“The real gift of gratitude is that the more grateful you are, the more present you become.” -Robert Holden. The power of gratitude never ceases to amaze me. It changes you. It keeps you. “Thank you” can seem empty, overused, and common unless it’s lived out. Gratitude opens eyes, examines hearts, walks humbly, and serves others. I’m not just grateful for what I’ve been given, I’m grateful for how it’s changed me. #thankyou#grateful#gratitude