Welcome! Muli Bwanji!?!?! (Hello and how are you!?!)

Hello everyone! As many of you know, my heart spent some of the most challenging and growing two months in Malawi, Africa this summer. I am now back to my community in San Diego, serving with Flood Church and finishing my senior year at UCSD. I am excited to share with you my experiences, thoughts, and feelings as I continue to process myself what God taught me this summer. I would also love for you to share comments, as well as how I might be praying for you and your family. I will be updating posts and pictures as well as sharing with you ways in which you can continue to support and pray for the children and people that I fell in love with this summer!

Thank you so much for your encouragement, love, support, and most of all, prayers...He is Good!

Love In Him,

Encouraging Words of Christ

"I pray that from His glorious, unlimited resources He will empower you with inner strength through His Spirit. Then Christ will make His home in your hearts as you trust in Him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Now all glory to God, who is able, through His mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think."

Ephesians 3:16-20

26 August 2008

Arriving back "home"....

Well hello everyone!
I am and have been since Wednesday evening, back "home" in the states...the past 6 days have been a whirlwind of activity and I am excited yet struggling a lot with what it means to be back "home"... I am just now moving into my new apartment in San Diego, slowly chipping away at putting things away, picking up my car, finding amazingly free couches in the dumpster... : )
I definitely plan on putting many more pictures and continued updates on here, but I do not have my computer back yet so it will be in a few days. I hope to connect with many of you while I am home in the next couple weeks and would love to share with you as I am processing this summer myself. I apologize for not being on the phone with you all and such, but just being back and adjusting into life here has been a challenge so far and so I am trying to take it slow and listen to what He has for me here now. Thank you SO much for all your support and prayers! God truly worked in amazing ways this summer in so many lives and it is such an encouragement to me that you were able to join in what He was and is doing in Malawi, Africa! Have a wonderful week...

In His Hand, Rachel