Sunday, January 31, 2010


Welcome to my new blog! I am not much of a writer, or blogger at that, but I have decided to start this blog so that I can keep in touch with everyone while I am preparing for ministry in Ireland and to update all of my loved ones while I am away.

This March I am planning on leaving for two years to Ireland! I will be partnering in ministry with Larry and Kathy Dunne, a missionary family on Ireland's west coast in a town called County Mayo. I will be joining the Dunnes in their various roles of ministry at a local church called Calvary Mission. My main focus will be to assist them with their door-to-door ministry, bible study, bookstore, children's ministry and youth ministry! I was able to work with the youth group at Calvary Church of Santa Ana for the past 5 years and have loved every second of it! Now I have the amazing opportunity to work with youth over in Ireland.

In 2006 I went to Ireland on a mission trip through my home church and fell in love with the country. Through my interaction with the people in Ireland I saw firsthand the dominance of the Roman Catholic Church and its idolatry of the Virgin Mary. The mission of the Dunnes through Calvary Mission is to share the gospel and the truth of Jesus Christ.

As the body of Christ we have the privilege to uplift, encourage and speak truth to our brothers and sisters. Because I am a very relational person, I know that I am going to need all the support I can get! First and foremost, I would like to ask you to join me in this ministry by praying for what God is going to do in Ireland. I want His name to be proclaimed! Second, I need support financially while I am on the mission field. I need to raise $1000 up front and $2175 per month for 24 months. If you are able and would like to support me financially, please go to this website that is linked straight to my Missions Agency, Global Outreach Missions, and make sure to type my name in the box provided on the website.

Lastly, there are a few specific things that I hope you could pray for me:
-That I would adjust easily and quickly during this huge transition in my life.
-The people that I meet - that I would have connections and develop relationships that share the good news of Christ!
-Loneliness-pray against this distraction and ask that God would provide me with a deep peace knowing He is with me, also pray that He would provide me with fun, great people to have as friends.
-A teachable heart for the Irish culture - that God will give me insight and understanding to their values and way of life.
-Trust in God- that He will provide for me in all my needs, particularly for the needed finances.
-Daily reminders of my need and dependence on Christ.

I will continue to keep you all posted, I don't think all of them will be this long, but I promise to write! Thank you so much!

Link to GOM online giving  http://www.missiongo.org/Giving.html