Monday, July 26, 2010

um... fail?

so, i come home on saturday... and this is the first time i've been able to update my blog. hah, definite fail!
if i had to choose one word to describe this trip.... amazing.
ireland is such a beautiful country. i love the people, their accents, their slang, the scenery, the food, the style. everything about it is amazing.
we did tons of performances in the city square of londonderry, northern ireland. in the first performance, alexis and i talked to two older women. and they said that everyone in ireland is catholic, so they sent us to the wrong country. it was very discouraging. but i thought about it. and after being there even longer, i realized how untrue that is. there is such a huge battle between the protestants and catholics in ireland that they don't necessarily care about the relationship with God, but they just label themselves. alot of them are "spiritual" or "religious" in that they follow the rules of the church and "pray everyday", but they aren't really saved and they don't have that relationship with God.
it's been amazing to work with these people. in londonderry, we helped 13 people come to Christ. i'm not sure of the number for skerries, but we helped lead a good amount of teenagers to Him. and even if some of them said no, you could still see that hunger in their eyes and the desire to know more and that let us know that we planted a seed.
we learned that successful witnessing is - taking the initiative to share Jesus Christ with the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results up to God. and that's exactly what we did.
i'm gonna have to get off of here now.
i'll see you all soon enough.
-Chelsea Lynn-
i am...
-deeply loved by God
-completely forgiven
-fully pleasing
-powerfully equipped
-totally accepted

Friday, June 25, 2010

last post until ireland. (:

all right you guys, i'm all packed and ready. :)
i'm going over to my uncle's tonight after we stop by my aunt's.
we have to be at the airport at 6 a.m.
i won't be able to make anymore posts until i get to ireland.
i am so incredibly excited.
please keep all of the staff and students in your prayers this summer.
thank you.
i love you guys and i will miss you so much!
-chelsea lynn-

Thursday, June 24, 2010

getting close.

i leave in two days. today we went shopping and got the rest of our supplies. i'm gonna finish packing tonight. tomorrow we're heading over to my uncle's for the night. and we have to be at the airport saturday at 6 am. i am so very excited! i've never flown on a plane before, and i've definitely never been out of the country. i am super excited to minister to the people of ireland and get closer to God in the process.
oh, and thanks to all who donated money and/or prayed for us. we only have a few hundred dollars each left to raise. and we know we will get it. it means a lot to know that people are praying for us. so thanks again.
well, i have to go finish packing and call my d-group leader back.
i'll try and post one more before training camp, but no promises.
-chelsea lynn-

Thursday, June 17, 2010


all right you guys. my brother and i still need a good bit of money. we're not just asking for donations though. we're willing to work. we'll do whatever you need us to do. but if you'd like to give a donation, you can give online by following the instructions on the link above.

thanks. please keep us in your prayers as we prepare for our trip.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

this is why, this is why, this is why...

... i made a blog. :P

as you probably know, i'm going to be spending my summer in ireland on a mission trip with royal servants international, which is an organization through reign ministries. on june 26th, i'll be flying to chicago, illinois for 10 days of training camp. while there, the staff will be preparing me and all the other students for our trips. it's full of intense discipleship and team building. on july 6th, my team and i will leave for ireland. while we are in ireland, we will be doing youth ministries, bible clubs, street ministries, etc.
the ireland team leader, job hammond, has asked that when we have internet access overseas we will refrain from getting on facebook. instead, we will be updating everyone by keeping a blog. so follow my blog and i will try to keep you updated every chance i get.
-chelsea lynn-