www.jordynroe.com is up and at ’em.

Today 46 of Newsletter #2 were sent out to all of YOU, my lovely family and friends. I am so excited to now have the ability to share with you my life, my passions and my journey. A big thank you to Tyler Jones and Jeremy Schrock helping me through the process, your tech savyness is a blessing and I am thankful to call you friends.

This morning I am sitting at the kitchen table with my lovely roommate Sera Manubens, sipping on coffee and going through past memories of her journey and the adoption stories of her 3 sibling from China. Asher, Emma and Esther are both beautiful lil Chinese babies that hold a special place in her heart. During the Adoption process she kept blogs  for each of them, so one day they could go back and read the stories of how they came into the Manubens family. This woman has such a beautiful heart and I am thankful for her constant encouragement to keep writing my heart out on my own blog..now website! She is such an inspiration and everyday I am thankful for the amazing, Godly, strong women that God has blessed me with as roommates this semester.

Roomie and I

Both of us have such huge hearts for adoption and cannot wait to one day have our own adoption stories. We sat looking through the many profiles and pages of the beautiful children of New Day Foster Home in Beijing and Guangzhou, China. I encourage you to look through this website and please visit their blog as well at, www.newdayfosterhome.blogspot.com/. This orphanage inspires me to keep going and that still…there is so much work to be done in the lives of these children. I pray that each and everyone of them find homes to call their own and I am thankful for the plans God has for their lives. I hope your heart is just as touched as mine.

Love you!

Jordyn

I MADE MY DEADLINE!

Hello to all beautiful followers, friends and family!

Thank you so much for how each of you have supported me in prayer and financially through out this journey. God’s faithfulness astounds me everyday. The past few months I have been embarking on an unknown journey but I am seeing the light, I am seeing His plans and I am so excited for what is to come. The freedom that Christ has given me is as refreshing as the waves of the sea. Thank you Lord for your plans for me.

Again, thank you to all of you who have stood beside me. We met the extension deadline on March 23rd! Together we have raised $2,100 out of the $4,000 total for my upcoming 25 day trip to Zambia, Africa! I hope each of you enjoyed reading my first newsletter with all the information on this trip. You will soon be able to stay updated even more through this blog/soon to be jordynroe.com! I am so excited about this process and cannot wait to see it come!

I have been working toward writing a second letter for all of you with new photos, informations and my website! YAY! The list of to-do’s is long, but it is so worth it!

The next step is to raise $1,900 for the remainder of the trip costs. I am now working on the 2nd Newsletter! I hope you enjoy it!!

Update on Overland Mission to Zambia.

Friends, Family and dedicated readers it is time for an update!

WOW! I am blown away as to how God continually shows up in each and every little way along my  journey. Just last night as I sat chit-chatting away on Skype with my friend Melissa Miller all the way in Chile, you can read her blog her at: http://www.melissaj-miller.blogspot.com, the Lord comforted me. Talking with her was a blessing to reflect on the past few weeks of my life. Skype is so convenient when you have friends overseas. 🙂 I love you Mel!

A little screen shot from our Skype Chat.

Any who, after making one huge radical decision that changed what my future looked liked I was reminded that my Father has me in the palm of his hands. My heavenly Father is so good and faithful to me, his daughter. I am BLESSED by the professors at Southeastern University, I am BLESSED by my family and friends and I am BLESSED by my job at AMJ Engineering Solutions. God is so good!

As many of you know I am heading to Zambia, Africa on May 6th with Overland Missions.

As of right now with all of your support in both prayer and finances I have been able to raise $1,290.

UPDATE AS OF NOON ON MONDAY, MARCH 19TH- I now only need $560 to meet my first deadline! Praise Jesus! 

By Tuesday March 20th at 11:59 pm I need $2,000 total to meet my first deadline to purchase my airline ticket. My total support needed by mid April is $4,000. 

If you are going to make a financial contribution, please follow these easy steps:

1. Address checks to Southeastern University, and on the Memo line please write “Destinations – Zambia – Jordyn Roe”

2. Or you can donate quickly and easily online here:https://www.seu.edu/forms/giving.php and write “Destinations – Zambia – Jordyn Roe” in the “comments” section.

As I take the time to keep you posted I’d like to share with you some information about this beautiful country from goafrica.com 

Location: Zambia is located in Southern Africa, east of Angola and north of Botswana and Zimbabwe.


Area: Zambia covers 752,614 sq km of land, slightly larger than the state of Texas.
Capital City: Lusaka
Population: Almost 12 million people live in Zambia.
Language: English (official); major vernaculars include Bemba, Kaonda, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Nyanja, Tonga, and about 70 other indigenous languages.
Religion: Christian 50%-75%, Muslim and Hindu 24%-49%, indigenous beliefs 1%.

Though Zambia is a primary Christian country the belief system if polluted with other beliefs that do not line up fully with the Gospel of Christ. Filled with Animists and Witch-Craft like tradition we want to see this Nation walking fully in the calling they have set before them as children of God.

I hope this helped you understand a little more the heart I have for this Nation and I ask that you pray for these people, that when my team goes they have hearts open and ready to receive the love of Christ. Thank you and I love you all!

Gu[B]est Blogger [Friend]

Meet my Guest Blogger: Chelsea Dudevoire

A beautiful way to be informed about this lovely lady…her about me section.

“I am not jasmine, I am aladdin. my last name is extremely french and also has the word “dude” in it so that’s cool I guess. I’m nineteen and a freshman at florida state university, where I work on the tech team at the college of music and aspire to someday be a music journalist. I’m a hot mess 99% of the time, and asleep for the remaining 1%. I’ve got one of those sarcastic personalities that is borderline “too far,” whatever that means. I grew up on the beach for the first half of my life, and in the hood for the second. I believe that dancing heals almost everything, I like to eat humus, I have a weird obsession with the asian culture, and I think elvis presley is the most gorgeous human to ever walk the earth’s grounds. that’s it, really. keep walkin’ on sunshine, folks.”

I hope this gave you a good laugh and left you a little intrigued because that’s exactly how I feel every time I leave this girl. Friends since November of 2009 this girl has been a constant support in my life and I am beyond thankful for the crappy boy who introduced us at the coffee shop. We like to laugh about how that was the one thing good he did for me. HA. Anyways Chelsea Dude is a beautiful soul and amazing rhythmic writer.

For this particular post she wrote a little tid bit on ‘Home’. Her home, my home, your home and the places that make it what it is.

I hope you enjoy.

home.

There is so much to be said regarding the idea that we, as living beings, have the full-fledged opportunity to grab ahold of our little lives for all that they are and bury ourselves so far deep into the damn goodness of this universe ‘til we barely even desire to find a way out. I find it so beautiful that I sometimes fail to realize how knee-deep I’ve fallen in love with even a fraction of something until it hits me smack in the face that I am simply here. I am blinking and bleeding and exhaling, I am creating and I am evolving, I am swimming, finding home in the tiny crevices of so many someones and somethings that elate and entice me all at once.

There is a lot to be said regarding the idea that a home doesn’t have to be minimized to something architectural or even tangible. I have, with time, found that the four-letter-word means something that exceeds the idea of a limit; that there is an immeasurable difference between physically residing inside of a house and being alive inside of a home.

Please read the rest of her post here at fiyaonchelsea.tumblr.com and enter into her world.

Overland Missions 2012

Who has plans for Summer 2012 and what adventures are you going on? I am going to ZAMBIA, AFRICA!

First a quick update! I know many of you have been following my journey at Southeastern University. I have been working towards my Bachelor’s in Journalism and Public Relations and will be-if all goes as planned-graduating in December 2013 and then completing my internship Spring of 2014.

I am beyond thankful for all the opportunities that have been offered to me thus far by my family and Southeastern. During my time here I have taken each lesson and applied them to my life as I  continue to grow and learn. As many of you know I am driven to be involved in missions long-term and will be pursuing working with a not for profit and/or missions organization upon graduation. The next step in this life long goal is working alongside Destinations, the missions department at SEU.

This year I have been asked to take part in a yearly missions trip to Zambia, Africa with Destinations. Our team of almost 20 will be in Africa for 3.5 weeks with an established ministry, Overland Missions.

During our time in Zambia we will be spending time with the people of the Tonga Tribe. Alongside my team I will be living in the bush of Zambia, sleeping in tents and living out daily life with the Zambian people right in the midst of their culture. This is going to be an adventure of a lifetime. As I move forward in this particular mission I need my friends and family supporting me and standing beside me.

Founded by Philip Smethurst, Overland Missions exists to take the Gospel of Christ to the most remote and forgotten places on earth. We identify these regions and begin the process to spread the good news of Christ until the Gospel has reached its full effect. This means not just sending a team of missionaries over to preach the Word, but deploying a measurable, accountable and effective strategy to empower the local believers to carry on the mission of spreading the Gospel among them in a sustainable way. In 1999, Philip and his wife Sharon founded Overland and under their guidance, it is currently at work in 14 countries and is dedicated to communicate the Gospel to the neglected and isolated people of the world.

There are two ways that I am asking for you to support me. The first is through your prayers. Prayer is the most powerful tool we have for change. Through your prayers the Zambian peoples’ hearts and minds will be better prepared to receive the love of Christ before we get to the country. Please keep our team and myself in prayer as we go on this journey. I cannot wait to see your prayers being answered in this nation.

The second way is through financial support. The trip will cost in total $4,000 for the 3.5 weeks. This included travel expenses, transportation, supplies and food. Please carefully consider in prayer an amount you feel led to give. Any contribution will move me closer to going on this trip and is greatly appreciated. My next financial deadline is March 19th in which I am still in need of $1,350 to meet the $2,000 deadline to purchase my airline ticket.  I’m in need of the total funds of $4,000 by early April. 

     Each avenue you choose will make you a partner in this missions trip and you can have the assurance that people’s lives will be touched all because we worked together to change our world.

If you are going to make a financial contribution, please follow these easy steps:

1. Address checks to Southeastern University, and on the Memo line please write “Destinations – Zambia – Jordyn Roe”

2. Or you can donate quickly and easily online here: https://www.seu.edu/forms/giving.php and write “Destinations – Zambia – Jordyn Roe” in the “comments” section.

Thank you guys so much for reading and please keep coming back for more blogs and information about my upcoming trip. Please also be praying for the finances to come in so I can purchase my ticket! Thank you!!