Thursday, August 27, 2009

Here in Murrieta!

I'm here! My dad drove me down to move in on Sunday evening and then turned around to go right back on Monday! It was such a blessing to have him help me move in and have the drive down with him! Since then I have just been walking about exploring the campus, picking classes, meeting new people, getting service hours and yes... beginning my chuck tracks. If I haven't yet mentioned what chuck tracks are.. I'll break it down for you. Basically the Bible College divides schooling up into 4 semesters and each semester you listen to audio sermons going through the Bible. 1st and 2nd are going through the Old Testament and 3rd and 4th are in the New. Since this semester I am a 3rd semester student I am going through Matthew to Acts. It's a cool way to hear the Bible taught in complete and to get a full picture of the whole thing!

I'm just so excited to be here! It has been such a blessing meeting new people and getting to hear their stories how they got here! Everyone has a story to how God lead them here this semester! I feel so at peace and so blessed to have this opportunity! I will be blogging more and posting pictures on facebook of what this campus looks like! (I feel like I'm on a vacation or retreat in Hawaii.. falling in love with the Lord all over again.) I'll be blogging more and sending out monthly updates! Please post your email address if you would like to be added to the update email! More pictures and updates to come! :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Going back to Bible College!

Man, I wish I would have been blogging the process to how this all came about, but all I can say is God is not a God of confusion and His signature has been of peace! Going back and continuing to learn God's Word was the plan... but when and where was the question. God has stirred a new passion in my heart in learning how to share my faith. A few weeks ago I got to go to Spirit West Coast in Monterey (a festival of bands who come together and booths set up with different types of ministry). Nick V. spoke, from, of his experience in growing up without arms and legs. He expressed how to him he knew that he was different but it didn't bother him until the world told him he was different and labeled his identity in what he couldn't do. "You won't get married, hold your wife's hand, or hug your kids." He contrasted it to what God's word says about us; our identity: "You are God's masterpiece, His workmanship, His beloved, His blood-bought child covered in righteousness by the blood of Christ." Again this passion of learning how to share my faith came up with a parallel in learning God's word and the truths about who He says I am. My hope is that in sharing my faith others may be able to experience this identity that God has called them to! So I applied (the last day of application), prayed, waited.. and got in! I leave next weekend for So-Cal to go to the main campus in Murrieta!!

Last semester and the one before I sent out monthly update letters and will continue to do so as well as update more consistently the blog and facebook pictures. If you and interested in being on the email list for update letters please reply with your email address or email me at! I would love to keep you updated and tell you all that God is doing in my life:)