My trip to Africa

Ok, so I’m supposed to wright something about Africa for school but I’m just gonna copy and paste this excerpt from my journal.

Coming out of my shell
I used to be painfully shy around kids my age. I was slightly better around adults but I still sucked. I would have my moments of courage, but still, painfully shy. It would hurt my performance at my job at the furniture store. I didn’t have to be a super charismatic salesman. No, all I had to do was talk to the customers. But I struggled heavily with that too. Then when we had the whole detour in Atlanta thing happened, I saw Josiah having a smooth confident conversation with an adult. That dude just turned 13. My mind was blown. That’s when I realized I had to step up my game. When I got to Africa I decided to go all out. I would greet people, look em in the eye, make jokes, just have confidence! I had to teach Sunday school and be a worship leader. I got pushed far outside of my social comfort zone and it was the best thing that could’ve happened to me. it feels great to get out of my shell. I just have to keep this confidence when I go home.

It really isn’t all about me
The American mindset is,“It’s all about me, give me what I want, I deserve the best!”. And I wasn’t like that out loud, but subconsciously, that was me. Coming here has showed me that I took everything I have for granted. I don’t deserve anything and it really isn’t all about me. When my WiFi isn’t working it really isn’t the end of the world. The food I ate for dinner was disgusting but at least I had food. Life can get really sucky. I’m very very fortunate to have the life I have. I’m very thankful.

Overall more life experience
I’ve just matured overall. My worldview has expanded greatly. Africa feels like being on a different planet. There’s a world outside of America and it’s crazy over here. I’ve gain so much experience from being in tough situations. I’m just so thankful for the whole opportunity!

April 17 2019 is when I wrote that. Obviously I learned more than just those three lessons but that’s all I wrote. I might write about Africa later, but right now I need to finish school. So this all your getting out of me for today.

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Raising Funds for Eswatini

Thanks to Betty and Denny Cramer!!!

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Religion is my crutch! Without God I would fall.

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Two arrows from my quiver are trying to raise support to join Philip Nelson and Ashley Nelson in the mission field for the spring! Check it out! And let me know if you can support!

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Thanksgiving 2018

Tedee, Linda, and Kent, Angela, and Sam joined Newell Nation for Thanksgiving! It was a great time of friends and family!

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Words of a 12 year old

Found this on my laptop today!! This is so funny to me!

Sometimes I fell like things are is unfair my sister(she is four) gets to sleepover but not me I’m 12 years old I’m trusted with watching all 7 kids and taking care of baby but not go over to someone else house! I don’t understand one minuet it’s oh thank you are sooooo responsible then no you’re not allowed to do that! they sometimes treat me like I’m Caleb!!!!!!!! Why I that? I HAVE NO IDEA. Yeah I know some of my bff’s don’t act the way my ‘rents want them too but it’s not like I will not tell what’s going on in my life! I can tell them anything and the Skaggs are trusted and so are there kids know how am I d grandma and then the say sure yeah let’s let the girl we barley trust go with someone else! YES I UNDERSTAND THAT MY SISTER IS A LOT FOR MY GRANDMA BUT WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? Other than say home and do nothing ………..well that is not entirely true but what do I think we are going to do? Well I have no clue sure let her go have fun with the Skaggs so I can’t be there to chaperone her? But you let me watch her at home all I HAVE TO SAY IS REALLY? I am thankful for my privileges that I get but some this seems unfair………..they make seem like I’m going to slow the Skaggs down! That is not true at all will the make up their minds about me……I’m very confused I hope I’ll find the answer soon..

Jasmine

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Dec 23 Psalm 100

Had a dream and was told to preach Psalm 100 on December 23rd. Was also told to preach whatever the current series is in February and March. I woke up and sure enough December 23rd falls on a Sunday. After looking at Psalm 100 I believe it fits well with birth Narrative of Jesus Christ. I’ll have to wait and see if the Lord is also speaking to Pastor Todd.

Follow up: Yep I preached twice in Dec! Isaiah 11 and Isaiah 53 on Dec 23!

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As for me and my "Nation" we will serve the Lord!