Thursday, August 3, 2017


Every day is a NEW day to See, Learn, Grow and Engage in Jesus!!!

Snippets  from the last few weeks in Las Palmas.
Tomorrow we set sail for Cameroon!

A day of Exploring HIS Mighty Creation :)........Not sure if this was part of His plan for the fish, but it sure felt "interesting"
Today and everyday I am so Thankful for HIS Amazing Grace!!!
I deserve none of this abundance that surrounds me, yet everyday I am blessed with more JOY :)

Blessed in the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 
But his delight is in the law  of the Lord, and in his Law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper. 
Psalm 1:1-3

What I have come to believe and trust is that God desires to inhabit each of our hearts and lives 100%. In return, HE fills us and surrounds us with HIS LOVE :)

I am reminded of this as I read through Psalms and also through the book "Boundaries" by Cloud & Townsend. I like the following that David speaks of in Psalm 51:6
"Surely you desire truth in the inner parts; you teach me wisdom in the inmost place." 

IF I am open to allowing HIM in "all parts" of my life, HE will show me ALL of Him!

Townsend and Cloud share "The good news is that when God brings us out from the alien land he does not leave us untaught. He rescued his people from the Egyptians, but, he taught them his principles and ways. These proved to be LIFE for them, but, they had to learn them, practice them, and fight many battles to internalize these principles of faith."

In addition, they share "God has probably led you out of captivity also. Whether is was from a dysfunctional family, the world, your own religious self-righteousness, or the scatteredness of being lost, he has been your redeemer. But what he has secured needs to be possessed. The land to which he has brought you has certain realities and principles. Learn and set forth in his Word, and you'll find his kingdom a wonderful place to live."

In short (my take)......See, Learn, Grow and Engage in Jesus and you will See, Know and LIVE in the abundance of our AMAZING, LOVING CREATOR!

Snapshot of my present journey these last few weeks in Las Palmas

Shipyard........Lots of work going on in this port
Prepared to disembark quickly! Lots of practice drills and instructions :)

Friendships........God set in our hearts desires for friendships. I prayed and asked him to send me a few good friends when I arrived on the ship.

Ann, from Texas! Ann Loves Life and Thinks Deeply, Loves Her Husband and Loves Gelato! What more could I ask for in a friend :)
Cecily.......My friend that I met in the Congo and was blessed to spend time with in Kauai :)
Cecily Loves God and Desires to Walk in His Ways. I love her outgoingness and willingness to always try "new"
This gal is not afraid of change and TRUSTS God for her entire life and I love that about her :)
My roommate - Merryl, from Australia
We are both nurses, LOVE God and recognize our need to rely on HIM daily to navigate life!
Gudrun, from Norway :)....She is a nurse, but because her English was not good enough, she chose to spent her 5 weeks of vacation serving in the Dining Room! She is filled with JOY, Laughter and Full of Adventure, not to mention, she is  a VERY HARD Worker!! She makes working in the Dining Room lots of fun!!
Exploring Las Palmas on my Days Off. 
God has surrounded us with Abundance of Beauty and Gelato :)

"Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power; for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created." Revelation 4:11

Building Relationships in order to Serve :)
In between each country, Mercy Ships sails to the Canary Islands for Maintenance. They have formed a very good relationship with the members of the Port in Astican. The Astican members challenged our Mercy Ship Football (Soccer) Team to a friendly match and served us a delicious and fun B-B-Que.

Yes, I am working :)
I was reassigned to work in the dining room for a month prior to the hospital opening. I now have a much greater appreciation for the "work" that goes on behind the scenes!! Hard work and long days, but truly blessed to be able to do the job with strength, energy and a Smile :)

"Blessed are they that put their trust in him" Pslam 2:12

My desire is to See, Learn, Grow and Engage In Jesus, and in the process  draw others to See, Learn, Grow and Engage in Jesus All over the world!

Together, WE can make a Difference in the Heart, Souls & Lives of Others.
Please join me in prayer and/or financial support as we journey together being the mouth, hands and feet of Jesus.

Thank You!!!

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