Psalm 146:2 "I will praise the LORD all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live."

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bungalow's New Addition!

This week I splurged and bought two goldfish for the table in my living room area. I did have a plant there but it just wasn't getting enough light and was looking pretty sickly, so I returned it to the wife of the couple I am renting from in hopes that she can rescue it!
On Tuesday and Wednesday this week I am going to start helping to finish the organization of the Cross cultural training center library.
Thank you for your prayers--definitely wouldn't be here without them! Love you all!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Bungalow stories

As I look at my life there is one thing that I can continually say! I serve a God who has been nothing except faithful to me in my life! I am so thankful to Him that He is faithful when we are not and that He desires nothing but the best for us!
I wanted to take an opportunity to share a few little stories about the bungalow that I am renting because they point to God's faithfulness.
About 13 years ago when I was starting to be led to the mission field, the couple that I am renting this bungalow from began to construct it and prayed about who they would possibly rent it to. It is really amazing to me that God was already preparing a place for me when I had no clue where I was headed.
The picture that you see above is what I saw when I first saw this place for the first time. Please do note the colored glass windows which have a story that I must tell. When I was at candidate orientation to join long-term for missions, I went to church one Sunday with someone and saw a church with stained glass windows. I prayed briefly and said "Lord, someday I would like to live in a place that has windows like this or something similar." And after I prayed, I totally forgot about it.
Until the day I went and saw this place with two of my team mates to check it out to possibly rent it----and as I walked towards it seeing all of these beautiful flowers around me in the flower garden I was just in awe, and then I saw the colored glass windows and almost felt like I was going to cry because I remembered instantly what I had prayed, and all I could think was, "Wow Lord! You cared about that!!!!" Nothing escapes Him.
God cares about every detail and with His great love being shown to me each and every day calls me to trust Him more----He IS So faithful and I want to be much closer to Him.

I was heading to church the other day and as I walked up my walkway to the door I saw this---butterflies -----and delayed my leaving for about 20 minutes to run back get my camera and start taking pictures of the butterflies orange and perfectly matching the beautiful flowers they are sitting on!

When I was a kid butterflies and flowers were like my two favorite things in the world! I think they still are. So when I have a free moment I will probably be goofing off with the camera. It is a beautiful place to live!

Thank you Father for being so faithful, for making us new creations and for transforming our lives. Draw us ever closer to you and fulfill your purposes for us---that you may receive all the glory, honor, and praise!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Video of the place that I am renting!

Greetings to everyone!
Here is a quick video tour of the little place that I am renting. I thought you would enjoy it.
Please pray that the Lord would continue to show me my place on the team and that I would serve him faithfully as prayer coordinator. On Friday I am hoping to go out and evangelize with my church in the evening. Pray that the Lord would use all of us in some small way and that His truth would go forward to others that need to know of His love.
Please also pray that I will grow in my intimacy with the Lord and allow Him to carry out His perfect will in my life.
Blessings to you all and thank you so much for praying!

Crystal Vorgert

Monday, July 6, 2009

officially moved

I moved into my little bungalow on Wednesday. The first few days were really crazy having to run to the store for this, that, and the other because I am starting from scratch (in the kitchen at least.) But I am starting to feel much calmer--like it is home in a small sense (exceptfor the fact that all of you aren`t here). I am so thankful for the couple that I am rennting from. There are quite patient and have been so very good to let me barrow so many of their furnishings for the bedroom-living room- which is one room that I have attempted to divide into two. I do not have internet connection yet so I can`t get pictures put up, but I hope that will be soon.
Today my friend Saskia that helped at the casa hogar over these last few months left to go back to her country. What a blessing it was to have her here.
I might have some opportunities to do some discipleship with the church that I am attending here during the summer and over the next few months. Please pray that the Lord would guide me in all of that and that I wouild be growing in HIm more as well---so much growth I need from Him.
Blessings to you all and thanks sooo much for your continued prayers!