Saturday, December 10, 2016

Aloha!! :)

Hi everyone, my name is Steve, and I'm a first-timer to India.  As with the other team members who are new, I am very excited to meet you and get to know you.  You have been a source of inspiration beyond what you know!

A bit about me: I'm married to a truly amazing woman, and we have 3 wonderful kids. If you couldn't guess, the kids are dressed up as Star Wars characters.  :) Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, and Yoda.

I love sports, both watching and playing.  I enjoy working with computers and helping people use them well.  AND...I cannot wait to see what God has in store for all of us during our time together!  :)

While thinking about Scripture for this trip, I felt led to Psalm 31:5 - "Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God."  What better place to be than in the hands of God, and we can never say enough about redemption.  :)

Friday, December 9, 2016

Dreams Do Come True

Aloha from Hawaii...

My name is Amanda.

A Little About Me: God called me to Hawaii over 10 years ago, and I'm so grateful He did. The adventure has been EPIC and life-changing. I love to meet new people and learn about different cultures and experiences. I work as a career advisor at a local university. My natural giftings are used in such neat ways. I get to encourage students, staff and faculty to be the best they can be all day. I am motivated to use my life to help others experience Jesus in tangible ways and see themselves as valuable. I serve on our worship team at church and I'm involved with women's groups and young women's conferences annually. My purpose goes far beyond myself, which is one thing that keeps me in this race to advance the kingdom of God.

I am thrilled to meet each of you. I've already begun to pray for our time together. This trip is long overdue, yet I believe this is the time God has purposed for me to come and serve my family over in India. Dreams and promises do come true!

My anchor verse for this trip is Hebrews 10:24:  "And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds."

Looking forward to getting to know you, serve with you, and pray with you for the needs and purposes of God for your city and country.

AHHHHH....So excited to MEET YOU FAMILY!!!!!!

Much Love,

Hi, I'm Eric. Looking forward to meeting you!

2 Thessalonians 1:3
"We ought always to give thanks to God for you, brethren, as is only fitting, because your faith is greatly enlarged, and the love of each one of you toward one another grows ever greater."

For me, this mission trip to India will be my first, and really a new start in my walk with Christ. The growth I’ve experienced while digging in and being developed at Impact Fellowship is like none I’ve experienced in the past. As I felt God pushing me toward this mission, I was overjoyed and so excited to be able to use my passion for construction to serve in a capacity beyond my comfort area. I’m feeling so blessed to be able to serve on this unique team mission. I cannot wait to meet you all.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

See you soon!

I'm SO excited to see you all in March! I can't believe how quickly time flies! Before you know it, we'll all be together!

"He is before all things and by Him all things hold together." Colossians 1:17

Love you guys!

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Can't wait to see you all!

Aloha and Jai Masih Ki! I am looking forward to being with you all again and hearing about what has been happening in your lives and how God has been amazing.  I can't wait to give you all hugs!

God placed Joshua 3:8 on my heart: ‘When you reach the edge of the Jordan’s waters, go and stand in the river.’  So I am excited to see what he will do with this!

-Aunty Barbara

(This is me with my grandson, Elias, in California.)