Friday, January 30, 2015
After multiple computer problems I finally got out my 1st offical newletter this week for Youth Outreach United. I am a little out of practice writing letters but I know it will all come back to me in the next few months. I have been very busy with my new work for Y.O.U. but also for our upcoming trip to Belarus. I am grateful to the Lord for restoring my health so that I can serve Him doing what I love to do!!
Friday, January 23, 2015
I have a tremendous amount of catching up to do on this blog. I took a sabbatical from blogging lately.In fact for quite awhile. When I created my blog I fully intended it to be a space to share the ministry work I was doing. Due to high pressure in my job, family,situations, and health issues I took some time off. I haven't been totally out of the loop. In June 2014 Mark and I led a team from First Baptist Atlanta to LaCampa, Honduras. It was my 3rd trip there. We love working with the Lenca Indians and this trip was no exception. We had a great time of children's ministry, women's ministry, and construction. (That was Mark not me!) When we returned from the trip I had major surgery on my cervical neck. Really it was 2 surgeries. The Surgeon performed an anterior discectomy and cervical fusion and then I was flipped over and he performed a posterior cervical fusion C3- C7.I was in ICU 6 days. Needless to say my neck was in serious trouble. I have had quite a recovery with complications of pneumonia, swallowing, and speaking problems and of course pain, lots of pain. I think that's to be expected when they put 7 metal plates and 14 screws in your neck! God is good and He has and is continuing to heal me!! During this time I have prayed, searched and interviewed for s new ministry position. I was offered several ministry position's but they just didn't feel right. God has His timing and He knew that I badly needed the surgery last summer. So He prompted my spirit to wait - BE STILL! This past fall I seriously began seeking Gods will and He has led me to a new position. Last week I was officially welcomed as the Director of the International Village in Atlanta for Youth Outreach United. I am so blessed!!