“This could be the start of something new, it feels so right to be here with you, oh oh. And now looking in your eyes, I feel in my heart the start of something new.” High School Musical My five weeks in Latvia and Romania have come to a close. There were good days, amazing … Continue reading The Start of Something New
All around smiles, laughter, tears, some more smiles, and definitely a lot of joy. With short term missions trips, sometimes it is hard to understand and realize that you are actually making a difference. You walk into these gypsy villages where they have absolutely nothing, spend a few hours with them, leave, and ask yourself, … Continue reading Camp Joy || Romania
It went by way too fast. That’s all I can think to say right now. Leaving my home for the second time is just as hard as it was the first time - which is not what I was expecting. When I decided to go back this summer, I went in hopes of receiving some … Continue reading Leaving Latvia
To be fully transparent, it has been quite a while since I have felt this emotionally and physically exhausted at the same time. It has been go go go since the 89 teenagers drove up on Wednesday afternoon and it was nothing short of incredible. When I found out I was going to have 13 … Continue reading Camp Hope Week One: Teen Camp
I stepped off of the plane and the language filled my ears from every corner. I go to the ATM and it isn't in English, yet I perfectly understand. My friend pulls up to pick me up, and we speak in Latvian because it's just what happens. Anything else would be weird. I grew up … Continue reading I’m Finally home…
What a week it has been! My youth group attended the XII conference this year in Bradenton, FL and WOW! Our group had 3 salvations and 5 baptisms by the end of the week. Our God is SO SO GOOD! There were many speakers, some amazing topics, but there was one message the stood out … Continue reading Camp Reflection: XII Conference
I am so thrilled to announce my summer mission trip! The Lord has been so faithful and has provided me with not one, but two absolutely incredible opportunities to serve this summer and I am so thankful! In June, I will take off on a 6 week long journey, going back to both Latvia and … Continue reading announcement: My Summer Missions Trip!!!
I'm Rachel and I am simply your average wanderlust-ing, third culture kid, missionary kid, and most importantly, all around lover of Jesus. The Lord has given me a great burden and purpose for something greater than what my life is. The great commission that he instructed all of us with in Matthew 28:16-20. I have been called into the … Continue reading welcome to my journey…