Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The Grove

Baylor is so blessed to have 2 sets of awesome grandparents who offer completely different, but equally as special time and activities that they get to do with Baylor.  This weekend we went to Colbys moms house to spend time and to have our Easter Family Dinner.  She lives out in Miller Grove, or as the kids call it, "The Grove."  I love when we get to come stay here. Her house sits on about 200 acres of family land, surrounded by trees and fields. It is the definition of Gods Country. The only noise you here is the wind in the trees or the faint neighing of a distant neighbors horse. I swear when we come here time stops. Baylor loves coming here as well! There is always something new for her to explore, especially when her cousin Jolea is there with her! :)

 Sooo excited to go see the donkeys!

Beep Beep!


Strike a pose!

 No reason you can't be dirty in ruffles! :)

Mmmm, Baylor loves cupcakes!

But she is oh so messy with them!

All the cousins before the egg hunt

Baylor sees kids running so she does too...but forgot her bucket!

KK Peek is there to help!

Is it sunny today?

 What did we get!?

What is this????

Oh the adventures these two will go on!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Mozam What!?

Hi friends!  PLEASE READ TO THE END!!! It's a smidge long... :)

It has been quite awile since my last post.  Between school, Baylor, and soccer season my free time has been non-existant!  However, I did want to take a minute to share what is going on with the Peeks this summer.  Colby and I will be traveling to Mozambique, Africa for 10 days!  We will be going with an organization called Children's Relief Internaitonal.  There are 2 missionaries from our church at Lakepointe who are a part of this organization that we will be traveling with. We are so excited to see what God has in store and are ready to be used in whatever way we can to bless these people and bring God glory! 

Although this will be my 7th mission trip and my 3rd mission trip in another country, it will be my first mission trip to go on as a believer!  For those of you who don't know I was not saved until about 2 years ago.  The cliff notes version of that is I grew up in the church, walked the aisle and said the sinners prayer because that's what people who go to church do, realized much later that I never made an actual commitment to God nor had I surrendered my life to him,but was too embarrassed to admit it to myself or anyone else, got tired of living in confusion "what ifs" and doubts, and made an actual commitment of my life to Christ, recognizing my sin separates me from him and asked him to reign as Lord of my life forever. Yay!  If you want a more detailed version I would love to talk with any of you about this at any time! :)  Since surrendering my life to Christ, 100%, my world has been ROCKED!  However, I know, without a doubt, that everything that has happened, good and bad, have been all a part of His plan for me.

So, as I was saying.  This will be my first mission trip to go on as a believer. I am so excited to be used in whatever way God sees fit.  Whether it be holding babies and teaching moms how to feed them formula, putting paint on a wall, or helping Colby with Sports Camp, I will do whatever is needed and I will do it in the name of Christ. 

 As with any mission trip there will be several needs.  Prayer is crucial.  Prayer for travel. Prayer for safety. Prayer that the people are open to the gospel.  Prayer that Colby and I can raise the funds needed to go. Prayers that I will not back out last minute because I don't want to leave my baby!!!!  Colby and I will both be going so we will need to raise about $6,000 for both of us. Big number, but we serve a bigger God.  If this is something you feel like you would want to donate towards ( it's tax deductible ;) ) there will be more information coming forth and letters being written. We will also have a few fundraisers starting with the 5K Fun Run in Rockwall and the rest are TBD, but I will definitely let you know!

Thanks for taking the time to read this to the end :).  We are so excited about this opportunity and can't wait to see God work out the details of getting us to Africa and work in the lives of the people in Africa.

                                                    Mark 16:15
And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.