Is it worth getting into ministry? We think so. After all this ministry we are starting has very little to do with us, and a lot to do with the vision God has placed on our hearts. We know this to be true because this dream, this vision, that God has given us is big and the two of us (Darryl and Jodi) tiny humans could never attempt to pursue it without his guidance, direction and endless supply. Our vision: We envision a community of men, women, & children empowered to give their … [Read more...] about Is It Worth It? We Think So.
The summer has swiftly moved along far more we would all like, but we would like to take this time to share some of the things God has been stirring in our hearts, and the direction we feel he's asking us to go. Darryl and I have been on a journey of refining our businesses the last few years. In particular, Darryl and I have quite honestly been really hard and impatient with ourselves. It's taken us years to figure out that we while we are passionate about helping people through the creative … [Read more...] about If Only We Could Slow Down Time.
Its been almost 3 months since we've been home since working along side The Vineyard Church of Mazatlan. We had an amazing, busy, and full-filling time. With all honestly this post should have been written well over two months ago so I apologize. Wanna know my reason? L.I.F.E. Life is busy, work is going well, and the kids are in their last days before school is out. Our minds lean to Mazatlan every day. Not a day goes by that we do not think about this amazing city that we call our … [Read more...] about Will We Trade Our Dreams For His, Or Are We Caught In the Middle?
We apologize for our absence these past six weeks. A lot has been happening here in Mazatlan and a lot of our daily life has been the same each week. Wake up, go to the church. Go home. Sleep. Repeat. Highlights: The sponsorship program is at a point administratively to take on new donors. The volunteers have been working long hours in the office daily to make this happen. The Vineyard Church will soon be able to accept online donors. Yippee! 2. The Vineyard lobby is coming, and some … [Read more...] about Random Praises and Prayer Items With Two Weeks Left to go.
As I write this post the sun is shining brightly and the week leading into Canadian Thanksgiving. If I look back on this past year, I need to be ready to ask myself.... am I more grateful this year then this time last year? The answer is Yes! I am. What our family got to witness during our 6 months in Mexico is unbelievable! We flew back to Canada this past May, and the extreme support from our church family, family and friends blew our minds! If you missed my post on Facebook, this was a … [Read more...] about A Few Faith Steps Towards Next Year!
Hey all! I figured it was time to let you in on a few things brewing, (besides the amazing Mexican coffee I drink every morning). Sorry couldn't pass that one up! This is a guess but I'm thinking that a lot of you wonder what a typical day looks like for us? Each day is different with fabulous places, feelings that come our way, and some moments more frustrating. Our days have generally looked a little like this... 5:30 am Emily wakes up... Such an early riser! 7:00 am Ben wakes up! See the … [Read more...] about Life as we know it: A bit of what we are doing here in Mazatlan.