Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Anyways.. it's time for class! More to follow...
Monday, February 09, 2009
This post in Hindi (for all my international readers ;D ): सतुरदय वास बेऔतिफुल एंड टुडे हस बीन अब्सोलुतेल्य गोर्गेओउस! इ लव आईटी! थे स्नो हस बीन वैरी प्रेत्टी, बुत इ ऍम रेडी फॉर थे वार्मथ एंड कोलोर्स ठाट काम विथ स्प्रिंग। इ लव वाल्किंग आक्रोस कैम्पस एंड सींग एवेय्रोने ओउत्सिदे रीडिंग, और प्लेयिंग फ्रिस्बी, और वाल्किंग थे स्लैक लाइन। इ हवें'टी सीन आईटी येत थिस सेमेस्टर, बुत थिस वीकएंड हस गिवें में होप ठाट इ विल लाइव तो सी आईटी सून!
Saturday, February 07, 2009
The picture below is a blown up image of a map which logs the location of visitors to lagringajoya.blogspot.com, since July 2008. The largest dot represents 1000+, the small 100-999, the second smallest 10-99, and the smallest represents 1-9 visits. I was impressed to see how many international hits my blog has received. In six months I have received twenty hits from each Mexico, Bolivia, Germany, Japan, and France; forty from Canada and the United Kingdom. I have hits from Italy, Turkey, Colombia, India, Costa Rica, Sierra Leone, Iran, Poland.. over 65 countries! I have 7 hits from Ecuador and I would like to believe they are from Pastor Geovanni y Christine, I doubt they are reading this (though I know they did while we traveled through Kansas together.) Anyways, I think it's pretty sweet.
Friday, February 06, 2009
I'm reminding myself... I'm encouraging myself to remember where God has brought me and what He has taught me.
For example: I'm forgiven and free!
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
If you cannot read the key, Green represents Signifcant Church (Greater than 10% Evangelicals); Blue = Established Church (Between 2 and 10% Evangelicals); Yellow = Formative or Nominal Church (Less than 2% Evangelicals andGreater than 5% Christian Adherents); and Red represents the Unreached/Least Reached areas (Very few, if any, known believers.)
The statistics on their homepage:
Total People Groups by Country
# People Groups: 16,302
# Unreached People Groups: 6,620
% of Unreached People Groups: 40.6%
So I say this::
Luke 10:1-3 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, "The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out like lambs among wolves..."
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
With the amazing hospitality of President and Mrs. Smith, I threw a Superbowl party at their house on Sunday. I arrived at 5:30 to help Mrs. Smith set out all the food, and light 30 various candles around the "guest area"; then guests started arriving shortly before the game started. I had eight friends there, and those friends brought other friends - so there were 22 of us total, including the Smiths. My friend Bonaventure Dusabimana came and I tried to help him understood the rules of "this American game." Chaiwon Chang (S. Korean pictured above) came, and after talking with the President and then being invited to a luncheon for a potential IWU-Korean Nazarene University student exchange program, Chaiwon was offered a job the very next day - so he is very glad that he came to my party! I was really glad that my friends Philip and Jay came (Phil in grey; Jay #7). ALSO, my cousin Hannah called me randomly Saturday night we she ended up going to church with me, then we went out for lunch, and she came to the party as well. She is also from Gas City, but goes to college an hour away - so I haven't seen her since the summer, and we haven't hung out like that in years!