Tuesday, January 25, 2011

The righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. Romans 3:22

He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us. Galatians 3:13. You are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God; and righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 1 Corinthians 1:30. Not by works or righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 3:5-6.

I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith. Philippians 3:8-9.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Since we backed it up to catch up on 2010... let's back it up a little bit more to Spring 2008, my first semester in Peru. But before that, we have to back up to 2005, my first mission's trip to Peru- which had a huge impact on my heart that lead to a change of direction in schooling. I was attending San Francisco State for interior design and knew it wasn't where I was supposed to be. My dad can probably laugh at this story.. I remember the first day of classes, I called home crying because I knew it wasn't the right fit. I took that year to seek direction and from there I transferred to a community college near home to get an Associates in Liberal Arts to be able to use for the missions field. My dad was so supportive in my changes while I was seeking where to go to prepare for ministry. My friend in Peru introduced me to the idea of Bible College. So from Peru, to Japan, to interning, to Murrieta, to Israel to Murrieta to finish... I got to graduate! My dad flew down to support me, and my friend Christy came as well! Thank you all for your support through my time through Bible College.. I feel like even now I am beginning to learn more as I get a chance to put into application all that the Lord has allowed me to dive into!

the last part of 2010!

Happy 2011!! I think New Years and birthdays are the only two times during the year where people usually look back on the previous year where they were at and what that year was marked with! This year I look back on a measurement of growth and changes from Peru, to Israel, to San Jose, to moving to Southern California, to interning for the Bible College, to working at the Bible College, and also graduating from Bible College. So in just one sentence, there is a summary of 2011. I remember last year this time being in Peru with my dear friend Lili, praying about Andrew, the internship, direction, and wondering where I would be. Now I get to look back and see God's faithfulness in my life! Andrew said this to me once: "God is such a great leader that most of the time we don't even realize His leading." With that, I know that I can trust the Lord with the plans He has for this year!