Friday, February 8, 2013


As soon as my plane landed in Michigan, I knew I was in for a treat:) 

Snow everywhere and huge beautiful flakes falling. I didn't even know planes could fly in the snow. I did the math and it had been 4 years since I have seen snow! And every morning I woke up, it was snowing. 

My whirlwind of a weekend in Holt, Eagle, and Lansing Michigan was incredible. It was fun being shown lots of places that people have talked about while on groups here. And by far my favorite part of the weekend was being able to see sweet friends that I have made just by them being on a group. 

I saw some interesting things along the way too.Walking in the store one day, I came across bacon glazed doughnuts. (Picture above) I thought that was by far the most creative doughnut I have ever seen. I didn't try it because I had just come from an incredible breakfast joint called Golden Harvest. 

I ate great food, I got to see a Target for the first time in a year, but most of all God was so faithful in showing up for the orphan children of Mazatlan. 

My intention of being able to go to Riverview church was to speak to the church about signing up for possible groups and talking about our Child Sponsorship Program. I am proud to announce that 12 children got sponsored and 25 extra people signed up for a trip. Praise God for the plans He has for us and the way He pursues the Orphan Child. 

Another big thing that happened when I was in town was an art show fundraiser for Back2Back Mazatlan. They had already picked the date out and I just happened to be there for that weekend. I love when things like that work out. The Theme was The 100 Show! They had different artists pitch in pieces and sold each piece for $100 and 100% of the proceeds went to Back2Back. They also had a coffee bar and some real mexican treats:) It was a successful evening and as you can see from pictures above the artwork was incredible. A big THANK YOU to Kristen and Jeremy Mason for putting this event together. Blessed to call you my sister and brother in Christ. 

Another BIG THANK YOU to Ian and Lisa Mattoon! I had the privilege of staying with them during my visit. You both helped out in huge ways. Thanks for everything you did for me while I was there and thank you for the heart you have for Mazatlan. Things that happened this weekend wouldn't have been possible without the 2 of you! 

Thanks to everyone from the church who showed up and represented. It is incredible to think about the way your church has caught the vision and is catching the vision to defend the cause of the orphan child. Thank you for showing me your city and being so welcoming and friendly. My time with each of you was wonderful! 

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