Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tonight's Dinner

 Dinner was an experiment tonight.  I have been having fun searching different sites for fun delicious recipes.  Tonight I made Chicken Kiev which actually didn't turn out to be that great... oh well.  Second on the menu was a blue cheese and red potato tart that I added some yellow squash to, it had a very strong flavor but quite delicious in my opinion, but you do have to like blue cheese.  I also found that it tasted better if you let it cool down and settle a little bit.  The third item on the menu was broccoli, but I didn't do it right so it ended up not being as tasty as it could have been... oh well.  Tonight's dinner wasn't as amazing as I thought it was going to be, but that's what experience will do for you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NTM Church Service

On Sunday TJ and I got the opportunity to use the whole service to share with our church what we feel like God has called us to... Tribal missions!
We began with a video called Awayo and then explained the video a little bit.  We then shared our own stories of how God has worked in our lives, what we have learned, and how he has brought us to where we are now.
We explained our vision for our church, and how our ministry is their ministry, they will be sending us out to do the work of the Lord.  We talked about the different ways we see them supporting us,  I am praying that people will have a burden to pray for us.  We talked about what it means to support us financially and what kind of burden it is, in a good, but hard way.  We talked about the bonds we have with our church, spiritually, physically, and emotionally, and how they can encourage us in our walk with God and in our ministry, and just to be there for us in hard and good times.
At the end we had an interactive presentation of what all the NTM jobs are and how they work together to actually get the gospel to the tribal people.  We don't know exactly what we are going to be doing, but we know that there are many needs, and we want to serve where God wants us.
We went way late, but I think it was worth it, and now they know who we are and what our future plans are.
They seemed pretty gung-ho.  It was kind of crazy, after doing the service Sunday, it just feels so real, like it's actually going to happen.  Sometimes I feel like doubting God, because things are not going like we originally planned, and it is already taking longer than I thought.  God is so good, and knows what our needs are and what He wants to accomplish in us... so now we continue to trust God in where he has us and where He is taking us!

If you would like to watch or listen to the Service TJ and I did last Sunday, click here:
TJ and Lily's Calvary Chapel Missions Page

Monday, November 8, 2010


On Saturday we took our youth group sailling, and by we I mean Dave Cicerelli (friend from church) took us all out on His 35 foot sail boat.  It was a chilly day, but most wonderful for sailing.  There were 8 kids total, and some adults too.. :)
Ava went when she was a month old, and now again at 4 and 1/2 months, she did good, she mostly slept, maybe all that movement reminded her of the old days.  ;)
We brought hot togs, and for some reason boiled hot dogs with ketchup and mustard never tasted better... thank you Lori! (my mother in law sent them with us)
Thanks to everyone who joined in on our sailing adventure!