The God who sees ME

The God who sees ME

El Roi is my favorite name of God because it means the God who sees. He sees me. He wants to have a relationship with me and wants to know every detail of me life even though He is KING of the Universe. He is so good to me. He is my Lord and Savior. Nothing shall separate me from His love. He is All that I need and MORE!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Mexico update

Hello all!

Hello everyone! Thursday was a pretty busy day as we were getting ready for our weekend ministry in another town. It was our first day switching up the schedule for classes. Ashley now has her own lesson and  Rachel and I are together. This worked out better for everyone's needs so some weren't getting overwhelmed and some weren't getting too bored. The guys had there own adventure as they took the team laundry into town. Max reported that John rocked the Spanish. The class for me was good and challenging which was a huge answer to prayer as I have been wanting to be really challenged. It made me happy to have a good bit of homework to do! I'm learning a few tenses I only briefly knew and I'm getting to practice using them!!! After class I went with Rachel to buy a chip for the team phone for calling. That was an experience at the phone service place as the man we had spoke pretty quickly and of course had complicated phone related words. But the important part was we ended up walking out with a good chip! I got to catch up with my family on the walk home. Moms can solve a world of problems, especially my mom! The boys had an opportunity to play basket ball while us girls met with the one of the local missionary's daughters to have some fellowship in the Lord. Then we topped off the evening with a home cooked meal. 

Today we left for another town! We got to sleep in and clean our rooms and pack for the weekend. I got to go out to breakfast with Gaby. Her family is hosting us at the hotel in the main town. I actually met her back in 2008 I believe! She had been a special friend to me especially during our time here in Mexico!! We finished packing up and then starting walking out to the Combi station! Finally we were in our way packed into a little Combi. We made good time and got here at about 5:15. Ron and his wife are missionaries here that we will be staying with over the weekend and working with during this trip. They have such an incredible heart for the Lord. And have four cute boys who are full of energy!!! It immediately made all of us perk up to play with the boys and enjoy the evening with them. But I'm running ahead of myself as when they picked us up we actually went to the place where we will be be putting on our program and ministering alongside this family. We met the young missionary couple that works with Ron and his family. The young couple have their own ministry with the street kids. The inviting was fun as we hiking up a huge hill to get to the village. It was a beautiful evening and we are excited about the ministry tomorrow!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Kim in Mexico!

Hello Everyone,

Everything has been going very well here in Chiapas. The last few days we've been getting into the grove of doing our classes with Yasmina, and learning Spanish. It's been such a joy to have such wonderful hosts with Gaby and Grace and Steven. 

Today we had a huge prayer request answered. Jesus is faithful hear and answer our prayers! Last night, when were at the ATM, we had a crazy thing happen! The cajero automático ate the credit card. John searched through all his own belongings and pockets. We prayed and then after a bit of time, decided to go back to the hotel. In the morning, Gaby went with the guys back to the bank to try to talk to someone there. While they were at the bank, us girls were having our Spanish class. Yasmina told us how the ATM had once took her card and wouldn't let it out too, and it was a huge problem because they wouldn't open it for her, so eventually she had to call some official in Mexico to cancel her card! She told us it probably would be a big mess for us, that we may have to call the back to the US and cancel it and go through a big ordeal. 

But God, through His grace had other plans! Gaby talked to someone she knew there at the bank. They asked for an ID and they were able to get the card back. They even had it inside the bank at the counter. It was very unusual and only God could have answered like that!

After class, Rachel and I walked to her house where we saw beautiful landscape. The green trees and the mountains are gorgeous. And of course, to me they look even prettier with all the colorful Mexican houses scattered about. The lady that Rachel is staying with is very sweet and hospitable. I felt so welcomed, and it made my day to meet a Mexican Tía. She fed us so much food and it was all very good. Spegetti with cheese sauce, Cactus salsa, various other salsas, fresh tortillas, tostados, and.... two cakes!!!! Tres leches, and another one. They were both so delicious!!! Tres leches is basically vanilla cookies layered with a sweet cream and topping it is fruit. So yummy! Then we got to do dishes and wash some laundry in the back in a cement basin with cement sides to wash it. They had these in El Salvador, but they called them pilas here they called it a lavadora.   That was special, the Tia, showed me her two dogs, that were very nice too. 

Then Rachel and I met John and Maxwell at a nearby park. They had gone to play basket ball. While we were there we met a friend from church and had fun talking to him. 

Ashley had a good day... She got to go with Gaby shopping. I know they had a blast because she came back beaming, and with lots of yummy food for us to enjoy for our supper! ¡Qué delicioso! 

And to top off the meal we had ice cream bars! Good day! Lots of good times, and tomorrow will be another adventure!

¡Te vayas bien! 

Kimberly Krause

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Quote from Beth Moore

"My ministry is something I cannot fulfill on my own. In the words of 2 Corinthians 3:8, it is a "ministry of the Spirit." Only the Spirit of Christ activated and energized in me can perform my  God-ordained life works. I cannot serve Jesus without Jesus."
"When the Holy Spirit's anointing is on us for a work, we're using His energy and not just our own."
Beth Moore 

A friend shared this quote with me, and had to post it! Such a powerful quote! Thanks!!!