Some days are just bad….the first thing to do is cry out to Jesus! 😊 He hears the brokenhearted 💔 and gives strength 💪 to the weak! #prayers #jesus #savestheday
Notes from every kid!!! And they all know my obsession with coffee way to well ☕️❤️☕️❤️☕️❤️ #coffee
I don’t always go to water/dance parties…but when I do I get to worship The Lord with all these amazing people!!!! 🎉🎊🎉🎊🎉💃🚶👯🙅💁🎉🎊🎉🎊 @saddlebackcm @karenshattler @saddlebackchurch #dance #praisingGod #party (at Saddleback Church)
7am-6pm get 80 kids from the YMCA to Disneyland go on rides, get them home THEN go back to Disneyland with 8 co-workers and ride every ride possible!!!!
And of course I LOST my voice!!! 😁🎢💺💕 #disneyland #work #craziness #VoiceIsGone #summer (at Disneyland)
In everything, But God 💕☕️📖 #thesselonians #bethmoore #butGod
Spending my holiday weekend being crafty!!! ☺️✌️🌻 #crafty #madetheskirt #boho
I will miss these kiddos ❤️❤️❤️
Sisters in Christ are sisters for life ❤️😄☕️🙏 #SistersInChrist #ThankYouGod4Them (at Saddleback Church)
In everything, God is faithful.
I have embarked on a huge journey that is daily changing my life.
About a month ago I heard a call and this call came straight from Isaiah. It was the Holy Spirit asking “who will go?” I could not wait to answer.
I raised my hand, jumped up and down shouting God send me!!!! I felt like a little child because I had no idea what I was being sent to I just knew that if Dad said it, I wanted to go.
About 7ish days later I decided to go to YWAM. I didn’t know what that ment, how to apply or anything I just felt like that was were God wanted me, but it still made no sense. In less that a day I had a mutual friend (that I hadn’t met yet) suggest Compassion Ablaze. As I read through the bio I knew that’s where God wanted me because the bio was basically word for word my request to God not only in the past few weeks but for the past year.
I asked God to send me people who would help me fundraise and send me confirmation that this was where he wanted me. Nearly the next day and old friend I use to babysit for, asked me to come over, showed me her newest investment and showed me my first way to fundraiser.
I started my application. About 4 days later (my application unfinished) I felt The Lord pressing me to buy a plane ticket to Hawaii. I had received and email from the leaders of C.Ablaze and they had with the email my “life verse” given to me when I was anointed by the spirit and given direction for my life. The verse was Isaiah 61:1-3
I heard so much confirmation and yet it was still a leap of faith. I had heard very little from YWAM and I didn’t have a plan. With a little faith and A LOT of God I overcame my fear of the unknown (and unplanned) and bought that plane ticket.
The first things I knew with fundraising was I would not do it the way I had in the past. God made it clear that He would provide the funds and that I did not need to convince family members or a church to send me. He very clearly said He would place it on people’s hearts to give. And that has happened! More people have given then I could imagine. People who have so little and yet want to encourage and support this mission!
I opened up my website and started raising awareness. And people have been giving. Each time they give small amounts but I know that every small piece counts and I am so blessed to have their support.
While on my way to bible study I prayed and asked God who I should send out the link to my site. I asked Him to audible tell/show me who He was preparing to support me. I had planned on sending it to a work team that I love. But I held back because I didn’t hear Him say yes. Instead at my bible study, the leader asked me about the trip and to tell the group and then asked how the group could financially support me?!?! I was floored God answered within the hour. Just not in the ways I had believed.
I am so amazed at such a loving God!!!
My dog will do anything for food…including attacking @karenshattler #sillydog #food