Exodus Cry

You might be wondering what I’ll be doing while working with Exodus Cry this Summer so I wanted to give you a short glimpse. Some of my responsibilities include:

  • Monitor and study the communication on the Exodus Cry and Nefarious social networking sites to help the organization maintain an active and relevant presence online. 
  •  Work on specific projects or campaigns that will build relationships with partners, donors, and supports of Exodus Cry
  • Help visually communicate the brand of the organization through photography, graphics, videos, and other visual media mediums.
  • Work on administrative tasks and daily functions in the Marketing and Communication Department. 

I can’t wait to be apart of this team and work alongside such like minded and passionate individuals. While interning in the Communications and Marketing department I will be mentored by people doing exactly what I want to do myself. Communications plays such a vital role in the building of non-profits and I can’t wait to learn how they run their department, even just for 3 months. Thankfully KS won’t seem like unfamiliar territory since I was also there last summer doing The Circuit Riders School. I’ll also be able to visit the YWAM Kansas City base and a spend time with a few of my close friends as they will be living in town. While working in KS I’ll also be able to go to the IHOP Prayer Room everyday with my team—I love that this is a requirement. There are lots more details to come your way and an exciting project happening next week over Spring Break with Alyssa Shrock Photography. I’m not spilling all the beans though so be patient.

I can’t wait to share more details soon.

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Time to update everyone on the details of the internship story…

Many of you know I was planning on interning with Sex+Money this coming summer and make a commitment to working alongside them for 2 years. Well that planned changed, drastically. The specific project I was going to be working on with the team is being postponed and therefore there is no need for a full-time intern, so there in lies the reason I needed the Lord to give me a new plan.

So after one day of sobbing, staying in bed and eating a tab too much chocolate, I started the morning with a fresh perspective and ready and willing to change my plans to the Lords perfect plan—I knew he had me in the palm of his hand.

Thankfully Morgan Perry—producer of Sex+Money—was kind enough to send out a few introductory emails out on my behalf to some other non-profit sex-trafficking awareness organizations. As the emails flew around the interweb I prayed the Lord would clearly show me the next step he wanted me to take. So as the emails came in, interviews were given and writing was read…I just went with it.

On January 31st I received an email letting me know I was granted the opportunity to intern with IHOP’s Exodus Cry in Kansas City, Missouri.

I’m sure some of you are aware that Exodus Cry produced the movie Nefarious: Merchant of Souls. This film focuses on the hard facts of the lives women lead when they are trapped in the cycles of prostitution and sex-trafficking. I encourage you to see this film if you haven’t yet. You can purchase it at exoduscry.com or you can contact me to borrow my copy. I want as many people as possible to be filled with the knowledge of the perversion that the sex-industry has brought to our nation and those surrounding. This is why this injustice is so dear to my heart. I am passionate about purity, I am passionate and freedom and I want to see each person, men and women, freed from sexual perversion and walking in the freedom of Christ.

I look forward to keeping each of you more informed as the plan continues to grow. While the plan is in motion I ask that you partner with me in prayer as I begin this new journey. I will need my friends and family around me as I graduate and start a new season of my calling. I will also be raising support for the three months I will be volunteering and will keep each of you up to date as I receive new information.

Let’s be steadfast as we pursue the Lord together for what is next in each of our lives.

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.” -John 16:33

Hillsong: Zion

Some of you might have listened to the new Hillsong United album Zion in the past few days since it was on iTunes to listen for free but today is the day that it came out! I have been listening to the free release non-stop and I have been anticipated today for quite sometime.
Thus far my very favorite song on the album is Oceans, (Where Feet May Fail). Every time I listen I can’t help but journal down a few sentences or a few pages of how the Lord is calling me to trust him.

“Spirit lead me when my trust is without borders. Let me walk upon the waters, wherever you would call me. Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander, that my faith would be made stronger in the presence of my Savior.” 

The lyrics of this song challenge my heart so much. I wonder if I’m trusting the Lord enough? Are there more areas of my life that I could surrender? I ask myself so many questions and I’m reminded of how faithful my God is. Everyday He pulls out his hand, asking that I would grab hold of it and follow Him. So everyday I wake up and I hold fast to his sovereign grasp. There are days where I know where He is leading me and others where I am purely following by faith in His character. When the tides roll in and the waves feel like they are crashing around me I know where my heart will be steady. I am constantly learning to be more open to the areas in which I can trust The Lord more. There are a few and I believe the list is always constant, it doesn’t really fade away. Today those areas are finances, family and future. Yes–3 F’s–but any who, that’s just that.
He calls us to walk in unknown places and believe that He will carry us through. So everyday I learn more and more about how to trust my most faithful God. As we trust The Lord, our faith grows deeper and our willingness to serve Him becomes greater. We must believe Him when He says that He will guide us and protect us. We must remember that He is always present in our lives. “Our faith is made stronger in the presence of our Savior.”

trust |trəst|- firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something

Blognessfear

Tonight I am deciding to blog more. This class and these assignments are giving me the final push to the edge of the wall to the murky water of blognesssfear. Yes, blognessfear. I’ve got it, and I’ve got a bad case of it.

Writing pages and pages filled with my words comes so much easier to me when it’s pen to paper. My journals hold all my deepest and darkest but today I’m hoping to let some of that seep into here, and maybe you will enjoy a few words or so.

As The Perks of Being a Wallflower plays in the background and freshly popped corn sit next to me on this late night, I’m facing my bloggnessfear.

So to begin this real life venture I’m going to set a few goals. I should probably blog at least twice a week. Yes, this is good. I will be vulnerable, honest and authentic in my writing. I won’t let the fear of transparency keep me from putting fingers to keys. I’m going to blog about music, documentaries, the nations, life, injustices and all the yummy food that I love. I will share the journey of my life in all its forms. As my life carries me into the nations, into new friendships and wherever I may go I will blog without that darn blognessfear.

To the end of this post and the beginning of sharing more of my story.