It’s been far too long since I’ve written to you with a life update and I first want to say I’m very sorry about that. That being said, there are some rather large updates to share!
In October, I became the Worship Director of Grace City! Never in my wildest dreams did I think that would happen when I moved here. It has been filled with new challenges but the blessings far outweigh them all. In May, I hit my 3 year anniversary of being a missionary in Las Vegas. My love for this city has been much like a relationship- when I first moved here I was giddy and giggly in love with this crazy town but now I have a deeper and truer love and passion for this place. Seeing the strip from certain vantage points still fills my heart to overflowing with excitement but now its because I’m starting to see what revival in the place will look like; unity amongst the churches and healing and salvation for the lost. He is making every wrong thing right. God is truly on the move here.
One way I’ve seen His kingdom advancing is through the launching of Burn24/7 Las Vegas. Burn24/7 is a global movement of nonstop prayer and worship. There are ‘furnaces’ all over the world; places where people have devoted themselves to seeing the kingdom invade their cities as worship is lifted up. In January, we launched the Las Vegas Furnace!!! I have the honor of being the director of it and it has been such an amazing thing to watch worshipers from over 9 churches and 4 languages come together monthly to worship Jesus and lift Him high over Las Vegas.
In March, I had the privilege of traveling to Northern Iraq with 4 other Burn Directors to minister to refugees and also to pray and worship. We saw miracle after miracle as Muslims were encountered by the sweet love of Jesus. It changed my life forever. For those of you who supported that trip, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
On a personal note- I have some very exciting news!! In January of 2018 I believe the Lord told me to prepare to buy a house. I said, “Whaaaat!?!?! Lord! I live on support and I’m single and I really don’t have much money!” But the Lord relented and promised He would provide all the funds needed. At that point in time, I loved my apartment and honestly the price of it as well. I was so unsure that that was what the Lord had spoken but He continued to confirm it. As rent has skyrocketed across the Las Vegas Valley, simultaneously, the Lord has shown Himself so faithful in the process of looking for a home that would actually make more sense financially.
My wonderful roommate, Hannah, prayed with me and we both felt peace to not renew our apartment lease with the faith that the Lord would provide a home. I’ve never felt more like Peter stepping out of the boat!!! But I am happy to say that when we step out of the boat with our eyes fixed on Jesus, He will never let us sink. As of June 5th, I have a house under contract that I am absolutely in love with. It’s a lovely little place right in the heart of the city, yet in a very safe neighborhood. I even have friends who own the house across the street from it! I would ask for continual prayer as we move through escrow that it would be smooth sailing.
I could never thank you enough for your support. I am seeing the promises of God fall all around me in this city, not only in my life but for this beautiful place and YOU are such an integral part of that. I couldn’t be here without you- not only because of your financial support but also because your prayers surround me and the Lord is doing things in my life that YOU have prayed for! I pray that you would receive those blessings back TEN TIMES how much you’ve blessed me.
Onward and Upward,