Thursday, April 25, 2013

Called to be a light

Two weekends ago, a woman in the neighborhood of one of our churches burnt down. She and her two children lost everything. One of the reasons we started The ECHO Project was so we could help people in our communities who are in need. We are so thankful for those who have given and for the disciples who helped rebuild her a home.

To help make a difference in the lives of individuals like this family, you can donate here or contact me for information on how to get your church or youth program involved.

Be blessed,


Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Visiting our newest set of twins!

We learned this week that the mama who just had twins was having problems feeding them as she doesn't have enough milk. We went visiting with some of the Christians after church and took her formula for the twins as well as some food like fish, peanuts, and greens, to help with her strength.

A big thanks to those who have given to The ECHO Project, allowing us to help in situations like this. We will be monitoring their progress over the coming weeks and months. Donations to The ECHO Project are greatly appreciated and will used to help families in need.



Some of the boys offered to help carry the food.
The babies are so tiny!

The twins with their mama and sister.
Silva helped me hand out the food.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Baptisms (plus giveaway reminder!)

Here are a few photos of the baptisms in Guinjata this Sunday! Praising God for the way He is working!

Also, if you haven't signed up for my Author Newsletter, be sure and do that for an automatic free copy of book one in my Cozy Crumb Mystery Series (ebook version) and I'm giving away a copy of of Kyle Idleman's Not a Fan on Tuesday, but you must be signed up! It's and easy and fun way to keep up with my books and book giveaways.

Be blessed,


Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Not A Fan

I recently finished reading Not a Fan, by Kyle Idleman, with my kids. While I knew the subject was important for them, I was surprised at how much the book challenged me as well. 

Here's the blurb on Amazon: 

"If someone asked, 'Are you a fan of Jesus?', how would you answer? You attend every movie featuring a certain actor, you know the stats of your sports hero, and you can recite lyrics from your favorite songs. In short, you're a huge fan. But are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? The truth is Jesus wants more than the church attendance, occasional prayer, and the ability to recite Scripture---the fan response. He's looking for people who are actually willing to sacrifice in order to follow him. In this teen edition of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian and follow the radical call Jesus presents. So, will you be a fan, or a follower?"

I certainly wasn't the only one challenged. It brought up great discussions with my kids that I think are extremely important in a too-often materialistic, me-centered world. Whether you have teens or if you're just looking for a book that can change your life, I highly recommend Not a Fan.

I think the book is so important that I'm giving away an ebook copy to one person from my new author newsletter list. Sign up before Tuesday, April 9th here and you will be automatically entered. By signing up, you will also automatically receive a free copy of Recipe for Murder, book one in my Cozy Mystery Series, and you can look forward to more giveaways in the coming months.

Happy reading!