Thursday, August 23, 2012

8.23.12 *8:21am* FB status update

Need to widen my vocab to more than: amazing, wonderful, awesome, super cool, and any variations of those words. 1 Timothy 4:12 < 3 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

8.21.12 *7:45am* FB status update

{sad face} i lost my Sbux Clear cup at the beach on Sunday and praying for a miracle today... ♥ — at @ the office Sbux Waikele <3 nbsp="nbsp" span="span">

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

8.14.12. *9am* FB status update

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. -Charles Caleb Colton ♥ — with Velma Medina at @ The Office Sbux Waikele ;p.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Blood Drive Scholarship

Do you want to and are able to donate your time and blood?  

*Must be 18 years old.
*In good health.
*Weigh 110 lbs or more.
*Must have a valid ID with date of birth.
*No tattoos/body piercings in the past 12 months.
*International travel in the past 12 months may have restrictions. 

If these apply to you, contact me!!!  
See my Facebook Event page for more details! 

Save the Date! 
September 15, 2012
8:30 am- 1:30 pm
Waikele Shopping Center


Dear Friends: 

Many of you know that I have been attending New Hope Christian College for the past year.  This upcoming semester marks my second year: the year of {Develop}.  Like other organizations, they have their three words.  

NHCC's three words are: Discover, Develop, and Deploy.  If you have been following my blog, I {Discover}ed so many things my first year.  Many of them I am still processing.  Thus, this upcoming year, I'm super excited to {Develop} my time, talent, and treasures.  

One of these things: {my treasure} The ability to be financially stable.  My treasury is pretty empty in monetary value but I know that the treasury that God has in store for me is super outstanding!!! Other than my many attempts in becoming some one's or company's employee, I have been trying to be very diligent in this aspect of my life. It was brought to my attention--(by a flyer in the school lounge) a chance to receive a scholarship by hosting a Blood Drive....

So here it is!!!  By giving blood, you are able to save up to three lives; be part of the only 2% of Hawaii residents who do give blood; and know that Jesus gave His blood when He died on the Cross for YOU!!!  You can save lives {almost--but not quite} like Jesus did! This is your chance!  

If this blood drive is successful, know that the scholarship will launch me into a higher level in my studies and one step closer to my dreams: To Be a World Changer.  

Thank you and I love you all!!! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Preseason! Go Chargers!

I was teasing a friend about Charger football...Preseason starts today so I got girlie'd up just for the occasion.  I love this time of the year, not really for the actual game itself-I'm learning more each year about certain plays and such.  I just love the competition, the food, the cervezas, and the awesome company.  It's fun to enjoy moments like this--laughing, joking, and teasing about each other's teams.  It's the beauty of the sport! 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

8.7.12. *3am* FB status update

is love still love when the love you know is the kind of love others say is the wrong kind of love? ♥ it's okay, i still love you.

Monday, August 6, 2012

8.6.12. *7am* FB status update

if you can't laugh at yourself, who else are you gonna laugh at, silly? Good morning, Monday!!! ♥

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Thank You!!!

Thank you for all of you have prayed for me during this past California Mission Trip!!!  It's hard to track success when you do the Father's work but I know I've gained so many friendships and established deep relationships with the host families and churches on both sides!  I don't have much time at this moment to elaborate on my trip, I hope to be able to keep up with this blog but here's a picture the leaders of NHCC! <3

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Graduation Night - Class of 2012

Tonight I had an opportunity to experience and be a part of my school, New Hope Christian College's Graduation Commencement Ceremony.  It was very inspirational, especially since I had a chance to see and get to know most of these kids my first year.

The ceremony started off with Albert blowing the traditional Hawaiian Conch Shell, officially calling the ceremony to begin.  Mia gave a beautiful prayer for the graduates; Dr. Randy gave his opening welcome; Dr. Guy spoke about the school year theme "Discover"; Pastor Gary Lau introduced and confirmed the graduates; Pastor Wayne gave the student body and graduates a charge to "serve God with a joyful and glad heart"; and Jasmine, the Hebrew teacher prayed in Hebrew {which was very touching}; and there was even a video yearbook {and I had a 3 second airtime -- so cool!}.

As Pastor Wayne spoke, he said that we must "scrub our hearts daily", to be joyful and have a clean heart to serve Him.  He gave a charge with a warning that what he was about to say was challenging.  He quoted Deuteronomy 28:47-48 "If you do not serve the Lord your God with joy and enthusiasm for the abundant benefits you have received, you will serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you.  You will be left hungry, thirsty, naked, and lacking in everything.  The Lord will put an iron yoke on your neck, oppressing you harshly until he has destroyed you." NLT. These words hit hard because I have been complaining about little things.  I haven't been faithful in the little things and because of my disobedience, I haven't liked myself lately.  I want to have a clean heart, but to also love and serve Him with joy and gladness.  That is my prayer:

"Lord, I'm a failure daily.  Thank you so much for your grace, let me not take advantage of it but learn and grow from your lessons and rebuke.  I want to want to love you, to have that joy. to drink from your living water and feed from your daily bread.  Help me to become the woman you want me to be, to inspire others, to love others the way your love them, but more importantly, to love you as much as I could possibly love you and more.  I love you.  IJN, Amen."

It was an amazing ceremony, which made me think about how my year "Discovering" flew by.

As I process what I had Discovered this year, I realized that this year was like a field trip into the Discovery Zone of God.  There is so much that I did Discover, and if I were to say it in a few short sentences, it would be -- I discovered that God loves me, and wants me to fall in love with Him and know that He IS enough.  I need to stop searching in other things, trust Him, and rest in His love.  He is ever so faithful and I want to be faithful to Him.

In a few years, I will be on that end of the ceremony, with pomp and circumstance receiving my degree but I know what God will teach me and let me grow through my schooling at NHCC will be worth every moment.  I hope I never want to just "go through the motions".

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Prayer letter for my California mission trip summer 2012

April 3, 2012

Dear Friends,

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

I love you!  I am so enthusiastic to open an invitation for you to share in the fruit of what God is going to do in and through me as a student of New Hope Christian College. 
This summer I have an opportunity to embark on a mission trip to unite two home churches of my fellow classmates in California: Family Church of Praise {Northern Cali} and Living Stone Christian Fellowship {Southern Cali}.  The team will be splitting up, building the youth groups and leaders up through teaching and encouraging both churches, then uniting both churches for a camp retreat.  We hope to draw the youth and adults in a closer relationship to Jesus Christ, to encourage them in their journey with God and unite the Body of Christ for God’s Kingdom!

I am super excited to ask you to partner up with me and the California team in this upcoming mission trip.  First and foremost, I ask you to pray! Support us in prayer for the following areas: unity for our team and that our hearts will be completely led by God; for the people in California to be open to hearing from Him and for transformation of lives impacted by God.

If you are led to give financially, know that this also adds to your heavenly account!  Paul said in Philippians 4:17, “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account.” As a team member, I must raise $1000 for our traveling expenses and ministry costs.  If you would like to financially support my trip, please write a check out to New Hope Christian College and in the memo write in “California Mission Trip”.  Please use the attached envelope to send cash or a check to New Hope Christian College; ATTN: Analyn Mattero; 290 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819, or you can had it to me personally.  Tax receipts are available upon request.  I appreciate any amount invested: either prayerfully or financially, and I’m excited to see how God is going to use us all to do great things in California this summer!

I get really excited when I think about building relationships with people that could be ushered into the Kingdom of God because of this upcoming assignment and I would love for you to be a part of it. I promise to share with you the remarkable things He will do in and through me. Please join me in the Kingdom work!

In Christ,

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Camp Lokahi - Camp days

Over the last few days I had a chance to participate in Camp Lokahi on the Big Island. There were so many activities and things that the kids did.  From hiking, to flying kites, to crafts, to cupcakes, and to super big slides; these kids had the time of their lives.  The icing on the cake tho, is the joy of seeing them in chapel services worshiping: singing songs and dancing, just loving God for the opportunities that they have to be at camp.  For some of these kids, this retreat is a way to get out of their comfort zones and to learn more about God and themselves while being in the company of their peers. 

During the chapel services, Jay brought it home as they learned about their attitudes, how it affected the way they worship and love God, in their home lives and in school.  Each day they learned a concept based on the example of David: Obedience and Committment.  The final chapel night, Jay had prayed over the kids and some of the leaders.  It was so touching to know that God lives inside of each of them, each of us, that God is with us. 
As I reflect on this past week, God is so faithful in all he does. Camp Lokahi has been a long standing camp for many years and will continue to prosper and grow substantially. To all those involved: Victoria, Jay and Jenna, Liz and Ed, the aunties who cooked those wonderful meals each day, the LITs: Thank you so much for being a part of the work God's doing in and thru you! There are huge blessings to come, for our God is Faithful!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Camp Lokahi - arrival

3-11-12.  3:41 pm

We arrived after a 45minute drive.  We are located at Makapala and it is so peaceful. Today is actually prep day, we are just awaiting for word on what we'll be doing and all that good stuff.  It truly is kinda exciting not knowing what's going to happen next...until then, since I do have quiet time, imma take a nap! 

10:30 pm

So today we got to meet all the staff, counselors, and L.I.Ts {leaders in torture - lol as the camp director calls them, "we torture the bad out of them!} It stands for Leaders In Training- these are kids who are too old to be campers but too young to be counselors or staff.  They say this camp is going to be different because there are more LITs than there are campers.  For now they have a count of 19, but there are others who said they wanted to come but have not turned in paperwork.  Honestly, I am a little scared about being a counselor.  The last time I did something like this was at HCWO for their JHi overnighter but I totally feel out of my element.  But this is exactly what I signed up for. I wanted and needed to be outside of my comfort zone, I wanted and prayed for God to bless all those involved, and my heart to be in the right place.  Tonight my anxiety about the status of my heart was confirmed, Liz, the kitchen staff said to "expect God to work in our hearts, altho this is for the kids, God will move in our lives just as well." 

Well, camp officially starts tomorrow, the kids arrive at 3 pm...until then, it's a good night! 


Sunday, March 11, 2012

It's a beautiful morning!

So the sun may not be as bright but today is beautiful!
I was reading in Psalms 31:3 "For You are my rock and my fortress; Therefore, for Your names sake, Lead me and guide me. (NKJV)Lord, let this be my prayer, that I get to stand on your rock and hide in your fortress, so lead and guide me. Let every word and every step I make be because of you. I love you!

Camp Lokahi starts today. I'm super excited and I know it's going to be wonderful!

In an hour and a half or so, I get to go to Victoria's church! It's gonna be awesome!


Aloha Kona!!!

The plane landed safe and sound altho there werea few air pockets of turbulence that we hit. I hate those parts of flying, that and the take off and landing.

For some reason, the air feels much more fresh and the scent of Kona is very floral. I didn't have to wait too long and Victoria's beautiful home was a short distance away. I can't wait to see her home during the day. After meeting her family, we chatted a bit: catching up on the various things going on at school and had a chance to talk to her mom about the YWAM campus. YWAM was a program I actually thought of joining before I came to NHCC.

Before bed I snuck outside into the back patio, there was a sliding door that lead out from the room I stayed in. It's so beautiful here, as I sit outside the air is fresh and cool, I hear the sounds of what I think is frogs {I was warned about them}, they have a rhythmic melody, the sky is filled with bright stars and a patch of green trees are off in the distance. Her home is located on the foothills of a mountain and I see lights down below. There is a house about a meter down hill, it's lights illuminate its surrounding.

Good night beautiful Kona, when I awake, I hope to see the vast beauty of God's creation here on the Big Island. Until then, sweet dreams....


Camp Lokahi - pre-day 3 Here I am...

Isaiah 6:8 "then I heard the Lord asking, "whom should I send as a 
Messenger it this people? Who will go for us? I said, "here I am, send me."

I'm here. I made it to the airport. With a lot of anticipation, I am anxiously awaiting my flight, I had to check in my bag because of my contact solution, shampoo, and body wash.  I knew better but had hoped for a different outcome? I ended up spending $15 out of the cash that was supposed to go out towards the kids, part of the money I raised during the fundraiser.  I feel super bad about it. I hope something will make up for it.  

Lord, I hope that the kids will be supernaturally blessed in this upcoming camp. Let these memories be forever instilled in their memory banks that they will not fall away from you.  I pray for laughter, good times, and a joy that will be etched in their hearts.  I pray for the leaders, staff, workers, my prayer partners, anyone involved that our hearts are in the right place, for your gain not for our selfish reasons.  Check my heart, remind me that it's not about me but it's all because of you and your kingdom.  In Jesus name, Amen.


Friday, March 9, 2012


Oh the joys of crafting and card making!  I had an opportunity to share my talent and supplies to my ignite group yesterday and the girls made super awesome cards!  We were short on time so I was unable to take pictures of their awesome creations but this one is made by Lauren, the sweetest, most bubbly woman of God!  I love her laugh and I look forward to seeing her beautiful smile.  I even love getting hugs from her, they are so welcoming!  The best thing about her and card making is that she's a beast at making cards!  The cards she's made are outstanding!  I can't wait to make more of them with her! <3

Camp Lokahi - pre-day 2

Lokahi in Hawaiian means "unity" which is to be expressed with harmony.  It's super cool that me going out there, I get to be a part of this harmonic uniting of hearts within kids and adults but most of all, the one who created us.  I googled Camp Lokahi on the Big Island and I found this video.  It so adorable!  I love how technology has given us the tools and resources just to do this...this makes me even more excited to go out there!  I can't wait!

Today's agenda is to have SBUX with the bestie, we received free oatmeal and I have a free drink coupon somewhere.  Oh, the joys of being a Gold Star member! 

I've had to write a book report on Wayne Cordeiro's Dream Releaser and as I hash out the final paper, I truely want my dreams released as well as become a dream releaser.  There are so many of my friends and people I know that have dreams hidden inside of them but life either tore it out of their hands or life left many scars that they are unable to heal; causing them not to be able to move on from that point.  I know I was like that: one who's dreams lay dormant because of the pain in my heart, the stones left behind, the heaviness of heart that I was unable to cope at times.  It's like when I was in my depressed season, when I felt complete apathy of life, I just wanted to end it all, not caring where I ended up in the after life.  It's a scary and dark place to be...but THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL.   Sometimes it's just harder to see past our feet when we are in those storms of life.  I know we HAVE  to go through those times.  I feel horrible for those times, not because of what I went through personally, but because I had to put my best friend and Richie through those times.  My family didn't understand, so most stayed at a distance.  Well, my mother was upset and sad because she didn't know what to do, especially those days when I attempted to take my life.

Things do get better...even though we don't want to hear it. I am glad for those times, looking back in my sorrow I am more grateful and more appreciative of my mom, Velma, and Richie because if it wasn't for their voices that I heard, I would have been successful at having the power of God: the ability to take my life away. 

Luckily, it all comes full I join in with Camp Lokahi, it's in the unity that will ultimately bring me to my knees and recognize that it's not about me, but the God who created me because He loves me. 


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Camp Lokahi - Fundraiser success!

Yay!  The Camp Lokahi fundraiser was a success!  The Big Island Fudgy Brownie was the first to go and everyone raved about the Kona Coffee.  I'm super excited because it made twice what I put into it!  God surely multiplies and I know that the funds raised will go exactly where it needs to go and I told each person who bought something that they are committing to a week of prayer for the kids, the camp and myself!

Ryan was so adorable when he bought 3 cupcakes and ate them all at the table!  He definately loved the Big Island Fudgy Brownie! 

Prayer request for day 1: pray that the funds raised will multiply and it will be used for what is needed!

Camp Lokahi - pre-day1

One step closer to the Big Island and Camp Lokahi.  I booked my ticket tonight:
 leaving Saturday evening and back on Friday midmorning. 

I'm doing a fundraiser at school today:
Big Island Fudgy brownies {Mac Nut brownie with a layer of peanut butter cream and milk chocolate icing}; Lokahi Lemon Poppy muffins; and Hawaiian Banana nut cupcakes with  a butter cream frosting, Kona Coffee, an assortment of hot teas, White Mocha and regular Hot Chocolate. 

Each item is $1 and each purchase the buyer has to commit to a week of prayer for the kids and myself.  :) lol...

So exciting!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Flying by the seat of my pants...

I'm so super excited to have an opportunity to serve God in a capacity where I get to be a part of Camp Lokahi, on the Big Island.  Yesterday, as I was going through some emotional turmoil, I realized that everthing that happens is not about me, but about a God that is greater than I. 

I sat in the Library crying out my eyes out for softening of hearts, compassion of those who hear of the situation-to be without judgement, and just plain love and respect.  I was wrong by leading on a person, physically-because i enjoyed the comfort of his arms around me; but through it all, i learned that it is not in the arms of another man that I should be running is in the love of my Heavenly Father.  It's a daily struggle, to want to be content in my singleness, one that I want to desire and be happy in.  At times, it's a moment by moment, second by second fight: to take captive of my thoughts and actions. 

Today, as my spririts are lifted-i received a text reminding me to "not to forget to smile today", I was reassured that God is still on the throne and no matter what happens, it is he who soften hearts and in his sovereignty that all things happen.  God does answer prayers and today I also received a FB message verifying that the kids camp is still in effect.  I'm super excited! 

As I write a book report on Wayne Cordeiro's "The Dream Releasers" {which is a day late-because of my recent distractions}, I know that my dreams are slowly being released, and I too, can be a dream releaser: I just have to allow the process of the refinement that God is going to put me through, and be content in that. 

i <3 God

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

trains of thoughts crashing....

It's hard to stay focus when you go through a month of bliss; friendships that deepen into levels that I can't explain but knowing all awhile that what is needed is just that: a friendship in times of hurt, one to be there for you, to hear you out, to really follow through to what is being said. 

In this season of life, that is my self imposed prescription: friends.  Friends who do not judge, friends to have no selfish intentions, friends of no romantic interests, pure and simple friends.  I failed.  I FAILED in this.  I became friends with a special someone, we connected on a deep level but I failed because my actions were not correlating to my words.  I failed because I slowly opened up my heart to show the pain I have been in, and became more physical with my friend than appropriate.  See, I enjoyed the warm of his embrace, the comfort of his hugs, the security that he desprately wanted to offer me.  I became aware of how I've lead him on and on the road to correct that issue is where I was heading.  That's where it all came crashing down.  He was falling for me hard and I knew that I was not the one for him.  Yes, I broke his heart.  Yes, I truely value him as a friend and the person he is.  Yes, it was selfish of me to want to be in his embrace, his arms, to just be around him.  I failed at his friendship, as a person who should have respected his emotions.  A little too late. 

There are no words to excuse my actions.  I am sorry for putting him and my friends through this emotional turmoil.  I hope in time, altho my character and intergrity has been deeply slashed, that he could forgive me for leading him on the way I have.  I'm not making excuses, just voicing out my frustrations. 

Lesson learned: How are my actions dipicting the person I truely want to be?  Am I being and acting more like Christ in my thoughts and what I do? 

Lord, Im sorry for the hurt I've caused, I can not say I'm sorry enough for my actions and how I've been around others.  Forgive me for wanting to be wanted, forgive me for wanting to want to run into another man's arms instead of your embrace, forgive me for not focusing on you.  Only because of you I can find joy that I get to hide my face in your glory, you are the one to redeem broken bonds, and mend harden hearts.  <3

Monday, February 27, 2012

A day off on the North Shore

Yesterday I had an opportunity to take the full day off to relax. The day started off as I spent the night at a friend's place, crashing on the couch. A wonderful nite of couch surfing, with a nice morning wake up. To my surprise, well, okay, not really, my car, Keone, was covered in pinkish maroon flowers and a lovely yellow love note from the city and county of Honolulu for parking on the easement of someone's driveway...whaaaa! Yes, lovely morning wake up.

I wanted to buy Keone's one month anniversary gift a little early so off to Walmart for the morning's iced coffee {with sugar free vanilla and room for cream} and I purchased a set of matching seat covers, a steering wheel cover and vent cell phone holder. The whole set was black with pink embroidered hearts and diamonds. We almost drove off to meet Mikey in the north shore with the top down but it was pouring rain!

We picked up Mijo and off we went to Three Tables...I don't know how to tread water so it was fun and scary at the same time, especially since there are sings warning of visitors "no swimming". It was a perfectly over cast day with a few wet showers, but it was fine, since we were already wet. This by far was the longest day I've spent at the north shore...

We ended our beach sesh with shave ice in the historic and pleasant town of Haleiwa, we were treated to a live band playing out in the street and we got a chance to visit an art museum.

This day made me realize that I am so lucky that God placed me on this beautiful island where every day is a vacation. We have the best beaches and the most comfortable weather around! Most mainland states are enjoying snow at this time and here we are, relaxing on the sandy shores.

It was super cool because we got to see whales breaching water off in the distance!!! It's such a magnificent sight to see!

The night did end after Vel and Todd aka Russell came out to meet up for late a late night hang out and late night din at Zippy's. These are nights to remember.

"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Mardi Gras

Mardi gras
For the first time, I had a chance to experience Hawaii’s version of Mardi Gras with my best friend.  It was a good experience, we enjoyed oyster shooters, we were under a blue moon, listened to good music, ate hot dogs, and we met some cool companions. 
The thing about this experience was how it affected me, not the party in the streets but the emotions that came with it.  Walking around in the streets of China town made me analyze the kind of person I am.  I’ve been striving to become a woman who God created me to be, but in light of recent events…it’s making me question who I am as a person. 
See, there are things that I do enjoy and I’m struggling with grasping the ideas of following in light of God’s ways.  The very thing I struggle against, I don’t want to be so closed minded about the situation that it becomes and makes me into the very person I do not want to be.  We all have these things: it’s called sin. We label it differently but because I want to protect myself from judgment, it’s all sin. 
It’s ironic to go through last night’s experience, and knowing that it was to celebrate, in masquerade, the overturning of daily life; where it’s known to be the last night of eating richer and more fatty foods, in preparation for lent.  The fact that the celebration occurs as people dress up and put on masks represents the masks that I put on daily.  There are certain masks that I put on and for many, have not been able to see the true deep me. Understandably, we all do that, we all have certain things that we don’t allow others to see. 
During lent, many people may fast or give up certain foods or some have given up on certain activities.  On this Fat Tuesday, the day to basically splurge on things that are not necessarily healthy for our lives; I came to realize and begin to ask myself, am I ready for lent?  Not in the sense of just the next 40 days but for the rest of my life?  Am I ready to give up things in my life that are not necessarily healthy for me?
You see, I have been pondering these thoughts for a long period of time prior to last night and I have not reached a conclusion as of yet.   I hope one day soon I will gain that answer and it may change my paradigm from that point on. 
Until then, Cheers….

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines 2012

To me, Valentines day is just a day of hogwash.  This day is so commercialized and so into the materialistics of buying superficial items such as flowers, candy, jewelry, and other stuff to apease the one you love.  I hate the idea that for some people out there, this is the only day that they express their love to their signifigant other. 

Valentines day should not be the only day a person shows love towards their loved ones,
it should be anyday and everyday! The thing is, is that I feel so bad for the kids, the youth of today.  They feel so much pressure to show off, buy stuff, and maybe this day they will ask someone to be their special someone. 

Now, don't get me wrong, I would love to have a special someone in my life treat me to goodies on this day but don't let this day be the only day he does it! I would love to receive treats and/or flowers just because it was Tuesday or just because.

As far as love goes, WE do not even know what it truly means to love if we do not understand
the love of God.

"For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16. 
This is love, God's love.  
"This is real love-not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other."
1 John 4:10-11

This is love, God's love. 

It was such a treat yesterday to be with so many special friends.  God is so loving that He is Soverign, We GET to be a part of his work.  

Since we love God, are we loving others, not on this day of love, but all day and everyday as He loves us?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Season of Ouch - new old shoes

Today I got to wear a PAIR of shoes!!!
After 4 months of my season of ouch, I wore the same pair of shoes that I wore the day I ruptured my achilles.  I love this pair of chucks, my pink and grey ones. 
They are so .

Altho I did not get the formal "okay" from my dr., I did get scoldings from my Pastor becase I was baby-ing my leg.  I did get to a point where I was comfortable with my boot; I was enjoying my "pimp walk, my ganstah stroll".  David said "Why are you still in that? YOU need to stop babying it and get out of that boot!" Knowing this as true, I vowed to really work at getting my leg back into shape-right now my left leg is so gross, it's so skinny and weak. 

The reason I did not get the "okay" is because i have a new health insurance and they needed me to see a PCP, {idk what that stands for right now} and that new doctor needed to refer me to see my othopedic doctor.  So for now, I wait-without the boot. ;p

V-day creativity in process

On Sunday, I had a chance to get all creative and make treats with the girls at the NHCC dorms.  It was so nice to get together and make a bunch of goodies!  These girls had a ton of fun and they are so talented!

I love these girls so much! 
from left to right: Megan, Esther, Lauren, Yuzuri, and me!!

When creativity happens...

to the loves of our lives: our friends <3

up close and personal ;p

The mustache ones are my favorites!  They were done by Megan! <3

a prayer letter...

Dear Friend:

“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!” Isaiah 52:7

I love you! I am so enthusiastic to open an invitation for you to share in the fruit of what God is going to do in and through me in Honolulu, Hawaii as a student of New Hope Christian College in 2012.
In the fall of 2011, God led me to apply to NHCC. My first semester has tested me scholastically as well as spiritually but intentionally I strived to cultivate relationships with the others. He aligned me with so many prominent individuals who continue to guide and mentor me in His ways. You are one of them! I am super excited to ask you to partner up with me in this upcoming year!
First and most importantly, I ask you to pray! This upcoming semester is going to be an exciting new season, because of a few ministry opportunities are in store for me. One is the “love out loud” ministry where I will be seeking God for divine appointments via the student lead ministry called “The Parking Spot”. Secondly, is for an upcoming Missions trip to California in the summer or if called to, a foreign country; please pray for an opportunity to work, at a job to be financially self-sufficient either via self-employment or with a company which values my skills and talents as their employee. Third, my semester is filled with multiple classes, where I will definitely need prayer support as I continue with my studies. Fourth and finally, I ask for prayers as I continue to cultivate more relationships with you, my mentors; my classmates and professors; and others I meet. Please pray that God’s light will continue to shine forth so all will be drawn to Him as He uses me for that purpose. If you would like to be a part of my prayer team, please send me your email so I could keep you up to date with any prayer requests.
Paul said in Philippians 4:17, “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds to your account."

I get really excited when I think about building relationships with people that could be ushered into the Kingdom of God because of this upcoming assignment and I would love for you to be a part of it. I promise to share with you the remarkable things He will do in and through me. Please join me in the Kingdom work!
In Christ,