Wednesday, July 23, 2008

A New Life

Seeing God work so clearly in someone's life is amazing. My friend Angie is on the Kenya mission trip right now because she woke up one day and realized she couldn't not go on the trip. Instead of trying to rationalize why she shouldn't go, she said Yes to God. This is my same friend Angie who wasn't sure about signing up for a Bible study with me last fall because it wasn't really her thing. This is my same friend Angie who wasn't ready to go on the Women's Retreat when I asked her, but ending up coming at the last minute, and accepted Christ as her Savior. This is my same friend Angie, who, when the Holy Spirit whispered "Africa" in her ear, dropped everything and signed on. "She is a new creation in Christ. The old has passed away, everything has become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17
We had a Kenya shower for her before she left. We prayed for her and gave her a scrapbook to fill with pictures, a journal with Scriptures written in it to give her strength on the journey, and practical stuff like personal hygiene wipes, toilet seat covers, and bug spray wipes. This is a picture of our get-together. Angie is on my right (or left, I'm never sure how that works) in the pink sweatshirt. It is Angie, me, my mom Jan, Lisa, and Charity. The girls.


  1. I find its almost more fun to watch God work in someone else's life than in my own. Thanks for sharing the story.

  2. This is very exciting--you definately have a vested interest in this trip!! It is so exciting to be used by God and then to see where He goes with it after that!