Friday, October 31, 2008


Connie, She is the mother of 2 girls. NOW, she is the mother of 4 girls. 2 weeks ago she had twin girls. Pricilla and Andrea. I just got a chance to go by and meet them. Here i am holding the sweet girls. Connie also has 8 other girls because her and her husband, Edgar, are the directors of Manantial De Amor. Giving them a night to themeselves, we took the 8 girls to go see a movie.

Kathy Couch and i holding the twins.

I am sure in the states the biggest rage right now is HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 3. Well, same here in Mexico.

Some of us staff took the Manantial De Amor girls to go see the premier here in Monterrey. We got loaded up with popcorn and coke to enjoy the movie. The dancing, the singing, and according to the Manantial girls Troy Bolton.

IT WAS SO FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And for those of you that know me too well, Yes.. i already downloaded the songs.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

love love love

Medical Clinic Dedication- The medical clinic on our campus just had its ground breaking this past week. this picture is not the finished product. this picture was taken in july. now there is beautiful grass and lots of detail on the inside. Our goal- for the orphan child to be helped. start with records of each child and keep up with shots etc.
We currently have a medical group here. they have seen hundreds of people and are doing such great work. i heard a story that really touched me so i want to share it with you.
The medical team along with another group went out to the CADEREYTA which is a squatters village that we serve. The doctors were seeing people and the other team with them went from house to house praying for people and delivering food. they came to one house and the lady said she was wanted them to pray for her family and for her brother. she had not seen her brother in 6-7 years and hasn't talked to him in 3-4 years. So after they prayed she asked if they could send a letter to her brother, who was living in north carolina, and see if they would call him to tell him that she says hello and for him to call their mom. so they went back to get the letter and the brothers phone number when it dawned on a man with our group that he had his blackberry phone with him and he pulled it out to see if it had service and it DID. which is huge, an american phone working in the Cadereyta. ONLY GOD. so the lady knew her brothers phone number and the man dialed it and it was working. Her brother answered the phone and she immediately started crying her eyes out. she was so excited and overwhelmed with the fact that she was talking to her brother. it was such a sweet moment. That man with the group didn't hesitate to give this lady who has nothing his blackberry phone. This women was thinking that a letter would get to her brother months later if at all. But the need was there and this sweet man met that need for that women in the Caderyeta. Talk about a divine appointment from the Lord. This did not happen by coincidence people. God has ordained each and every one of our days and there is no doubt that The God of the universe was appointing this day, this time, this man, and this women. What a sweet testimony to the Loving Father we have looking out for us.

Casa Hogar Del Norte- i spent some time there this past week getting a gym ready for a grand opening. The scaffold was super high and i was kinda scared but... I DID IT. me and my team that was with me for the painting project finished all the walls helping get it ready for the opening which will be in November. it was a fun project and together we accomplished alot at this specific childrens home.

sweet new baby girl!!!!!! this little girl is new to CASA HOGAR DEL NORTE. there is her and then twin boys that live there that are all babies. i had such a sweet moment with these babies one day. so many people noticed that one of the little boys was playing but looked really tired, so they were trying to pick him up he started crying each time. so then i went over and picked him up. He didn't cry. so i started singing to him and he fell right asleep. those are some of my favorite moments with children. I love putting babies to sleep. i immediately started praying for the child i was holding and was praying that i hope he realizes how much God loves him in the midst of what his life is going to look like. When he starts realizing that he lives in an orphanage, his heart could start getting hard and i kept praying that God would continue to keep it soft. So prayer warriors this is where you come in. Pray for the orphan child here in Monterrey and all over the world. there is 143 million orphans in the world. the need is HUGE BUT SO IS GOD.

IMPERIO DE AMOR! this is the newest casa hogar (orphanage) that BACK2BACK has started working with. There is a lot of need at this children's home. The more i go visit to work, play or be with the kids, my heart grows more for the place and all that God is doing and going to do. There is no doubt that these kids are being loved on by their caregivers. Imperio de Amor means the impire of love. That is exactly what happens here. these kids love being with people and even though they might fight like brother and sister they truly love each other. These kids are learning about Christ and the realness of Him and it is a joy to see the growth of this place. The need is great and the Lord promises to provide for them, comfort them, and be their Father. GOD IS MOVING!!!!!! and to HIM BE ALL THE GLORY!!!!!!

MEET PAMELA!!!!! she lives in casa hogar imperio de amor and she has absolutely stolen my heart. She is 6 years old. i am always kissing on her, hugging her and playing with her. this little girl has a smile that could bright up a room, make a person feel loved and if you are sad, well her sweet smile would take care of that. i am praying for this sweet girl so hard. Knowing that God has a divine purpose for her and claiming that in His name.

These girls are SO precious to me. we are always hanging out when i go to their children's home. we are always laughing, singing fun songs (in spanish), and tons of loving each other. They are so special to God and i want them to know that. pray for my spanish so that these sweet kids will realize their identity in HIM and that living in a casa hogar (orphanage) DOES NOT DEFINE WHO THEY ARE!

We just had a fall festival with the staff kids on campus. we decided to be the ninja turtles. pretty clever huh? it was a super fun night with the families we serve with. We had a hayride, bonfire, and fun games. it was a great night. the kids came to each door on campus begging for candy! haha i remember those days... okay maybe i tagged along with them. We definitely had the Best costumes!!!!! well at least we thought we did.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It is all about the WHO!!!!!!!

Sunday for church the director of Back2Back spoke in english. Her name is Beth. Although she is a friend of mine, she is such a mentor to me in so many ways without her even knowing. She has recently written a book called "Reckless Faith" which is incredible and i recommend anyone to pick it up because a lot of it is about stories of the children we work with here in Monterrey.

Anyways, Sunday while she was speaking it was centered around trusting in the who. NOT trusting in the what, when, where, or why or even how for that matter. But truly trusting in a God that performs miracles on a daily basis and that loves us unconditionally and who's word is ALIVE and active.

If you were to ask me right now what God is specifically doing in my life right now i don't think i would be able to tell you. i could tell you however that i am frustrated that i can not pen point what He is doing. My quiet times are intimate and so sweet every day with Him. I feel like i am in a great place with the Lord. I just want to be able to explain what He is doing and i can't. I do know that i serve a GOOD GOD and He is teaching me something through this. Maybe it is Patience, maybe it is just simply resting in the fruits of where i am because i am living a dream of mine and that i am on this journey that He has set out from day one. In psalm 139 it says "God has ordained each day of mine before they came to be" there is no mistake that i should be here. i think to myself all the time about how i am seriously living the best life ever. i get to wake up every morning to BEAUTIFUL mountains. I get to love on little orphan children on a daily basis. I get to be a part of an amazing community that i love serving alongside. I SERIOUSLY HAVE THE BEST JOB IN THE WORLD. The Lord has called me here and there is no mistake about that. 7 years ago this was such a long off dream and NOW i am here soaking it all in and it is better than what i could have ever imagined. GOD IS SO GOOD AND HIS CALLINGS ARE SWEET AND PERFECT. I am defenitly in a season of resting. RESTING IN HIS GOODNESS. Resting in His Righteousness!!!!!

Lately i have had a huge heart for the teens on our campus! i don't really know what this means either but i sure am praying hard about where God wants me to step in. Some girls have asked if i would or could start a hip hop class with them under the palapa. and i know what you all are thinking." becca this is perfect for you cause you love dancing" well, it is right up my alley and it would be free for the girls. but i am still on with the groups during the day and then have stuff at night as well so i am praying that maybe if enough girls wanted to it then that would be God saying "yes becca yes". But i want to go deep with some of these girls. some are new here on the campus and some are older but they are all high school college age. and i just want them to know that they are God's masterpieces and that He is fighting for them. Guess i better learn how to say that in spanish first. haha. but if you have any suggestions or encouragement on this please please please let me know. i would love to hear back from you.

Prayer is so important. i have recently found out that some of my sweet friends at home are having a hard time. and IT IS KILLING ME TO BE HERE THROUGH HARD TIMES FOR THEM. also my sweet grandpa just had a minor stroke. he is okay but once again i just wish i could fly to Tulsa to let him know how much i love him. Needless to say i am going to be such a witness to the power of prayer. i believe in prayer so much and the power of it. Even though i physically can't be there for my friends and family i am fighting for them through their situations and praying for quick and healthy recovery for my Papa. once again GOD IS GOOD in the midst of all this. I pray that they are ALL able to recognize the goodness of the Lord.

So bringing this blog entry to a close it all comes back to the WHO. As long as i continue to love, serve, and follow the WHO then everything else (the what,when,where,why, and how) will fall into place. No matter how long it takes i will stand beside the WHO and allow Him to work in mighty ways the way He always does and get on my face before Him allowing Him to humble me by His sweet spirit.

For those of you hurting trust in God to be your HEALER. He is not holding out on you
For those of you that are struggling at work trust that the WHO is going to PROVIDE for you. NO MATTER WHAT.
For those of you that are wondering where God is.... HE IS ALWAYS WITH YOU. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU!!!!!

You are God's most favorite child. He loves you with an unconditional Love. HE IS NOT HOLDING OUT ON YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The words to a couple of songs have been on my heart lately so i am going to leave you them.

"Heal my heart and make it clean,
open up my eyes to the things unseen.
Show me how to love like you have loved me.
Everything I am for your Kingdoms CAUSE. "

"You hold my every moment, you calm my raging seas, you walk with me through fire, and you heal all my disease. I TRUST IN YOU. I BELIEVE YOU'RE MY HEALER. I BELIEVE YOU ARE ALL I NEED. I BELIEVE YOU'RE MY PORTION. I BELIEVE YOU'RE MORE THAN ENOUGH FOR ME. JESUS YOU ARE ALL I NEED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR YOU, YOU HOLD MY WORLD IN YOUR HANDS"

These are the cries of my heart right now. Please be praying for me and for my continued journey here in Monterrey for the orphan child.

Monday, October 6, 2008


Being in training here at Back2Back has been so much fun. Each area has a captain over it and they are supposed to train us within their specific area so we know how to do everything.
This week was our market week. Each week we host an American group, we offer them a market towards the end so they are able to buy authentic Mexican souvenirs. My sweet friend Corrie, is in charge of the market and market shopping for the groups.

Because of Corrie, we now know where to buy things, what kinds of things the group members like to buy, who to bargain with, who will give us discounts, how to price what we get. Everything from shirts to jerseys. hats to sombreros. jewelry to expensive jewelry. Needless to say it is ALOT of stuff we buy for our groups. WE BRING THE MARKET TO THEM. It is also a fun time just to fellowship with fellow staff members. This part of training has been super fun. As you can tell from the picture above, WE HAVE A LOT IN STORE FOR YOU!!!!