Thursday, April 22, 2010
As the time flies by, I am getting more and more excited for what the Lord is going to do over there. He clearly has a purpose for the little town of Delft (where we will be doing campus ministry), and I can't wait to see what that is. I'm just humbled by the fact that He has called me to be a part of it. I don't know why, but He has and I'm so pumped!! The post below is about the missions trip I took there last May. So if you want more info on the amazing Netherlands, check it out! Hopefully this will be the beginning of a life more updated via blogging. I'm gonna stick with it this time! ...I promise. Love you all! ♥
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
This is Trinke, Danielle, Rebecca, Ruthie, and me on the island of Schiermonnikoog.
We all had so much fun over there. We did some unexpected things like, watched a football (soccer) game and biked around an island for an entire day. Steve and Julie took great care of us and made sure we never got worn out. We also did a not-so-fun thing. The Dutch love to eat raw red herring. They literally take the fish, chop off its head, scrape the scales off, and top it with chopped onions. Steve insisted that the whole team try it and just count it as a cultural experience. So we did. I can say without a doubt that it was the most horrible thing I have ever eaten! The taste wasn't too bad, but the texture almost made me throw up. It was slimy and watery, and disgusting! But I guess now I can say that I've had Dutch red herring...not many others can say that!
The streets of Groningen at night. Isn't it gorgeous?!
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I've been praying a lot about whether to keep selling my necklaces, and if so, what does the money go to since I'm done with my budget for The Netherlands?? I have decided to devote these little necklaces and all the profit from them....to missions. I could very easily keep the money for myself (especially since I'll be doing a non-paid internship at Anthropologie this summer, leaving me paycheck-less for 10 weeks), but I really feel like the Lord is wanting me to do this. So I know He will provide for me financially in another way. Most of you might not know this, but I have committed to giving a year after graduation in December. (a.k.a. serving a missionary and his family in another country for a year.) So the money I raise from selling necklaces now is going to go towards my budget for that. I am going to need all the help I can get with raising it, so I figure selling necklaces is a good place to start. =)
This is the official launch of "Leafy Tree Creations", my friends. Each necklace is made out of a Scrabble tile, and is $5. I will be posting pictures of all my different designs here on my blog, so you can see if any tickle your fancy. The easiest way to order one is to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, phone number, address you want it mailed to (if I don't see you on a regular basis), which design you want, and any other details you want to add (ex: the specific length of the cord, a custom order you might have, etc...). I am "spare-time challenged" currently, so I'm not sure how quickly I will be able to get your orders to you, but trust me, I will get them to you as soon as possible! This is just a little taste... ♥