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Monday, September 28, 2009

A Long Time Coming..

Wow! Seems like forever since I last blogged. Well so much has happened since my last blog. In the last installment of "Paisley's World Of Wonder" We here at futureVision Ministries, were planning the summer intern program for 2009, and Mallory and I were gearing up for our month long excursion to the Philippines.

We went to the Philippines and had an amazing time! We got to do all sorts of things that we didn't expect. One of the biggest surprises is that we got to help with a medical clinic in the jungles of Sariaya. We were stretched beyond all reason during that but it was great being a blessing.
We also had a youth camp in the Philippines and had about 200 teens there, Pretty sweet if you ask me.

The Intern Program for 2009 went great! We had so much fun during the summer. We saw lives change
and people come to Christ. I don't have the exact numbers. So please forgive me.

We are now currently planning the summer of 2010 thats right. After if finishes we jump on the ball again.

So that's about it. A short recap of what has happened. I am going to try to blog more.
Although I am making no promises.. ;)

Well That's All For Now.

Paisley's World Of Wonder Signing Off...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ready Or Not Here I Come..

Its been a couple of weeks since I've blogged I know its terrible. Let me tell you of everything that's going on. We're making all the plans for our summer intern program which is going to be amazing! I am so incredibly excited about this summer. I know that God is going to do great things because I have high expectations! Also we are finalizing out plans for Mallory and I to go to the Philippines for the month of April.  
When I first learned I was getting this opportunity I was so excited, I wanted April to be here so I could go. Well as weeks passed and the time draws closer I was getting less excited and more nervous. the nerves very quickly grew into fear. It was now to the point where I was almost terrified about going. Well this week as I was doing my assigned reading out of "How To Be Your Best When You Feel Your Worst" by Casey Treat.  The chapters we were reading were about fear. Ha! imagine that. He talked about how fear and the limitations that we have well that we think we have we really don't have at all. If we're allowing our fears to hold us back we will never live that life God has intended for us to live. Those chapters did wonders for me. A lot of it was things I already knew, but its good to be reminded especially when your having thoughts of doubt.
So now the fear is gone and I can take on the world. I'm ready for anything because "for with God all things are possible."  I have no right to question God and argue with Him about the things He has called me to do, this is where I step back and let Him take control, because if I'm controlling it all I'm bound to mess something up. :) 

Thursday, January 29, 2009

This Is Where We Fight....

I have decided that the year 2009 is going to be my best year to date. For many of the past years it seems as though I was almost lethargic about the New Year. I just didn’t really care. For me it was well it’s another year to try and get through, with that kind of attitude its no wonder the past years weren’t all they could be.
At Word of Life here in Oklahoma the word of the year is “A Year of New Beginnings.” I can’t even begin to tell you how stinking excited I was when I heard that. “A Year of New Beginnings,” a year of new possibilities, a year of new opportunities, a year to start a new and begin again! I was completely thrilled! This was it! What I needed all along, a chance to start over and make the year 2009 my best year ever! The funny thing is, isn’t every year a chance to start over, a chance to change things in life. I don’t really know why I’ve never thought of this before, but if there’s things in our lives that need changing and there are new things we want to do or try, why wait till a new year starts? Why go through all the low points, during the year because you’ve made a bad choice, or you’re having problems. Why do we sit back and just take what is thrown at us?
At the end of 2008 and into the beginning days of this New Year, I was going through a lot of different obstacles. It was one of those problems that you think you’re done with for good then BAM! It hits you like freight train, and you start to question if you were ever really over it at all. This is where I was. I couldn’t get pass the fact that this is something I’ve dealt with for many years and I thought I was passed it. I was doing everything I’ve should’ve been doing, praying, reading my bible, everything! But yet this problem of insecurity began to flaunt its ugly head once again.
I was faced with a life changing decision. Do I lie down and let Satan walk all over me? Or do I pick myself up and put him back in his place? Easy decision right? Wrong! For weeks I had been sulking in this problem and didn’t even realize, I kept telling myself I was fighting it, but I wasn’t. I was taking every hit and it hard. It finally took God and the people around me that I love so dearly, to get me back on track. They had to get in my face and tell me either fight back, and really fight back or just stay where I’m at and have this problem the rest of my life. I chose the fight. No longer will I lie down and take it. So his will be a year of limitless beginnings, limitless possibilities and most of all a year of limitless opportunities, if I choose it!
So this year will be different this year I'll shine! "Here's another way to put it: You're here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We're going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. 15 If I make you light-bearers, you don't think I'm going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I'm putting you on a light stand. 16 Now that I've put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand — shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you'll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. Matt 5:14-16 (message bible)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Hello World

Well Hello There!
This is my first blog. I am a full time missionary. I work for futureVision Ministries as the Ministry Administrator. We here at FVMI think it would be a nifty idea to blog about our adventures on the mission field and the process that you have go through in order to make the adventure happen! We will eventually begin to bring you weekly updates so you can keep up with us and all of our glory days. So Welcome To Paisley's World Of Wonder! Talk To You Soon!