Monday, March 02, 2009

Introducing myself at the Blog Party!















Welcome to our little corner of the web! I am very happy to invite everyone who is stopping by from the titus 2 blog party into our lives for the week- and hopefully longer!

The picture above is my happy little family at Christmas time. Josh and I have been married for four years. Caleb is two, and Seth is 8 months old. And Jesus is the one who holds all of our hearts together as one!

If you were here I would offer you some coffee or tea, and something warm right out of the oven (today its peach muffins, very unseasonal- but I was craving a taste of summer!). And I'm sure we would chat about your family, and my family- what the Lord has been teaching you and where He is leading you. Whenever that happens, I get excited to share how He is teaching me about His school of prayer- and how He is leading us as we become missionaries to Uganda, East Africa. We are at the very beginning of our fundraising year and very green!

I spent the first year out of college teaching at a Christian International School in Kampala Uganda, and fell in love with the people there and the slow pace of the african culture! My heart was burdened for the Missionary Kids and other Third Culture Kids and as we head back to Uganda in the Spring of 2010 we will be serving as the Campus Pastor for the International School where I taught in 2002-2003! We will also spend time discipling students at Kampala International University. We are excited about the ministries God has in store for us there- but I view my primary ministry as wife, mother and keeper of our home!

A little about me personally- I love to scrapbook, read and write. My favorite color is lime green. I love finding fun things to do with my boys. I really enjoy a good cup of coffee and deep conversation with someone dear (yes, this definitely includes my husband). I am not the best communicator when it comes to my friends- but they know this and extend me lots of grace! Being the wife of a youth pastor, I love spending time with my senior high girls- laughing with them and challenging them to fall more deeply in love with our Savior. One of my favorite moments of the day is when I snuggle my two year old down to sleep as we pray for the people we love.

Through my blog I hope to use my love of writing to encourage people to find their role in God's Kingdom- whether that be in their comfy home surrounded by little ones, or in the marketplace, or in a hut in africa! And I hope to savor each moment with my family as I take time to reflect on the sweet and not so sweet moments in our journey. This blog is used for devotional thoughts, keeping family and friends up to date with our journey, and encouraging new friends to join His kingdom work around the world! Come with us as we seek to bless the nations!

13 comments:

  1. Hi Kelly, thank you for joining in the party! If I was there I would take you up on your offer of peach muffins! I am so hungry right now, there has been lots of blog party upkeep! :)

    I admire your heart and think it is awesome what and where God is calling you to. It will be so cool to follow along and see His hand leading you each step of the way.

    Have a lovely week.

    Michelle

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  2. You have a great heart for missionary. Peace be with you always!

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  3. I'm so excited for you to be going to Uganda! I don't envy you the fundraising time, but it can be a blessing when you least expect it!
    I look forward to following your journey!

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  4. Thanks for introducing yourself! We have friends serving in Kampula now, and they love it there. How fun that you get to go back to where you previously served! I love your heart for ministry!
    I look forward to reading more from you. I'm going to become a "follower" of your blog so I can stay updated.
    Happy fundraising!!
    Blessings,
    Joy

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  5. Dear Kelly,
    God richly Bless you!
    Hello from blogland and Titus2 Blog Party.
    I'm eating a spinach salad with cranberries...peach muffins sound delightful!
    Will return to your blog to see how you're doing.
    Isn't blogging great?
    Deanna from the Kansas Flinthills

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  6. Kelly, I am so glad to meet you in the Titus 2 Party! I am a missionary with my husband who is Costa Rican. We are now in Costa Rica. It will be fun to get to know you. I too am a young mother of 8 month old Josiah.

    I look foward to getting to know you better.

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  7. So nice to meet you! Glad to be partying with you!

    How exciting about going to Africa! We are a missions family ourselves. If you click on the label, "Mongolia" you can read a lot about our times there.

    Blessings to you as you prepare for another adventure!

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  8. Kelly YOU WON! Yeah! Send me your name and address and I will send you your prize! congratulations!

    Michelle
    gentleshepherd2001@yahoo.com

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  9. Kelly, May God bless you in the work you and your husband will be doing for Him in Uganda.
    May He also bless you as you do your job of wife, helpmeet, and mother,... with joy.

    If you visit my blog you can read about me on my profile. I had already posted a poem/writing and hope it will encourage you today.
    Love in Him,
    Linda

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  10. Another young mother here! I have two young girls! Love being a wife, mother and homemaker!
    First time visiter too!
    God bless you and your family on your missionary trip! I have found some women on "A Virtuous Woman" from Uganda. You might like to meet them there!

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  11. Hi Kelly! It is nice to meet you. This blog party is a lot of fun!:) I look forward to reading more of your missionary journeys in the days ahead!
    Blessings!
    For His glory...by His grace,
    Dea

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  12. Hi Kelly,

    It's so lovely to be able to meet you. Thanks for sharing about yourself.

    Blessings, Jules

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  13. So fun stopping in to get acquainted. You have a big life ahead of you - God will be your strength and God. Isn't that cool!

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