Saturday, July 25, 2009

Healing Retreats and Courses~ USA

Contact information

Ellel Ministries USA Florida

1708 English Acres Drive, Lithia, Florida, 33547, USA
Telephone : +1 (813) 737 4848
Fax : +1 (813) 737 9051
Email :

He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end. Eccl. 3:11

Though the mountains be shaken
and the hills be removed,
yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken
nor my covenant of peace be removed,"
says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Angels along the way...

Amazingly, we never had to stay in a hotel or a hostel in our ten days of exploring England and Scotland... several generous friends and friends of friends opened their homes to us, and BLESSED us so much!! We got to reunite with Grace (above), a nurse friend from Mercy Ships who lives in Birmingham, and while we were at her place, several of the other girls from the Ship who live in the area came for dinner and we had a little reunion~! It was great to laugh and to tell stories, and just to feel so at home being around them again. I love you guys!

We also reconnected with my friend Rebekah, who was truly a God-send last year on my way through London. She is a friend of my friend Rachel from the Ship, but I am convinced God meant for our paths to cross and I am so glad we are friends now! Once again, she opened her home to us, ate greek food with us, and we laughed lots and got reconnected! THANKS Rebekah!!

Yea for Scotland!

Hello London...and Karen and Heather!

A warm welcome to London!

It was such a blessing to be greeted by this beautiful face at the London Gatwick Airport!! Only true friends are willing to brave massive luggage-lugging trips together:). Most definitely could not have done it without you, HP :).

Saturday, October 11, 2008

What He Has done

This is the scripture that was on my pillow upon arriving at Ellel today. I can't read it without tearing up. This is what He has done for me.

"I'll go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. I'll break down bronze city gates, smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances. I'll lead you to buried treasures, secret caches of valuables-- Confirmations that it is, in fact, I, God, the God of Israel, who calls you by your name."
Isaiah 45:2-3 (the message)

More than probably any other moment in my life, I feel aware of the way God has cleared for me. He has crushed fears, trampled lies, lifted burdens, broken chains, and cleared confusions. I think I am now being led to the treasure stores and my feet can't go fast enough. Yes, God, this is You!

ok, well...

didn't sort out, but it lets me post now, despite big red warning signs. so we will proceed:).

Hello, .....hello?? is this thing still on? I have been the world's WORST blogger, but i am still hanging on by a thread, so I can't let this thing die.

The last few weeks have been nothing but a blur. I left Africa on October 1st. My last week in Africa was a whirlwind of packing, goodbyes, sweaty hugs, lots of closure and precious moments with friends from the ship and the girls at the orphanage and translators on the ward and dear life-long friends. There are too many emotions to try to capture, but I left feeling filled. Feeling loved. Feeling like I had loved the people God gave me and that the work I had been brought to do was complete. And that the work that God had done in me was beyond what I would have asked or imagined. He is Good. And while I so desired to be a part of God's gift of hope and healing to the beautiful people in Liberia, I left knowing I myself had received of the overflow. I have more hope. I myself have received healing. It's for all of us, I guess:)

I feel I have hardly had time to absorb all of that because I flew from Liberia straight to England where I was met by my two beautiful friends, Heather and Karen. What a provision to see familiar and much loved faces on the other end of that journey! So my whirlwind in Liberia just kept spinning as we touched down in England and spent the next 10 days trying to take as many trains as humanly possible around England and Scotland. (You girls are troopers!!!) What a gift to get to see some of the beautiful UK and to have that precious time with dear friends.

And today I find myself in Frensham, Farnham... about an hour train ride out of London. I am starting Term 1 of a (potentially) year long course in healing and discipleship ministry. The school is called NETS (Luke 9:11 training school) and it is offered through Ellel Ministries ( I have many many friends who are "curious" what this is all about. So while I don't want to make any dashing blog promises, I do want to aim to share a bit of what I am learning. I am eager and anticipating that this is going to be rich and an amazing time to go deeper with God and His heart for bringing healing to the lives of His people. Wow. How blessed I am to be here.

OK...there it is. I love you all. And I really love you if you are still checking this abandoned blog. God bless you dear friends, all around the world. I can hardly comprehend how many precious people God has given to me to call 'friend' in this world...and the next:) May He bless and keep you.