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December & Year ending! December 21, 2017

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 12:26 am

I just wanted to thank each of you for always taking the time to pray for me.  A moment to read my updates and posts.  For all your encouragement and financial support this 2017! This year was full of blessings, some obstacles. But overall I am so grateful for another year. I am so grateful to be part of YWAM San Diego/Baja, as for a short few months I wasn’t sure what would happen.

Last month I had a procedure to determine a few things. I was also very grateful to have the love and support of my family and my boyfriend by my side. Well I am happy to share, all is well. I got my results today. Things are looking good. I serve a mighty God and He continues to heal me. I know I just have to continue to walk in Faith leaving all in His hands. IMG_20171130_191523_495

Family & Friends

Beginning of December I had the joy of having a dear friend visit from overseas.  She means a lot to my family and I. So it was great to have her in our home for a week. She also got to meet my nephew for the first time. He truly brings so much joy to everyone he meets, to my family and I. And in just a few days we are getting ready for Christmas. Before that I did get to go Ice skating for the first time..had a goo time spending some quality time with my boyfriend.

But I am looking forward to sending time with family and friends, and of course all the babies as well, Emilia and Isaiah. Celebrating the birth of Jesus as a Family!! that’s what it’s all about. And I hope as a family we remind ourselves that’s what it truly is about.

2017 ending & Moving Forward

As the year ends and as we each get ready for Christmas and New Year, I know we have had a year full of blessings, full of ups and downs. But remember that God is in it. Your never alone, He is by your side, He is in every situation. He has gone forward.

Thank you again for standing with me and believing in me. I will be moving to Tijuana, Mexico January 4th to transfer to our YWAM Tijuana campus. This will be another adjustment, a time to take everyday as it comes. It will also keep me busy.

Thank you again for all your prayers and financial support!!

Prayers Needed:

For a new/Used Vehicle (much needed in order to continue to commute from TJ to San Diego, doctor visits and visit family)

Health will continue to improve

Increase in Financial support

 

 

Conference.. November 28, 2017

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 2:12 am

Mid November I had the opportunity to share at a Women’s Conference. I attend it almost every year, since my aunt’s church host this event. It was such a blessing to have the opportunity to share abut YWAM San Diego/Baja and also share on behalf of my friend’s ministry, Joseph & Deborah Livingstone. The conference was able to give a love offering for their project in India. It was so great to see so many  inspired to give and have a heart for the our brothers and sisters in India. I hope one day to go back.

 

So Grateful!!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving week surrounded by family and Friends!!. This a time to be remind of the great food!!  hahahah j/k .This truly is a reminder of what God has done. I know there can be hard moments too, we all go thru them. Life isn’t easy.

It’s a time to be surrounded by our loved ones..I know  for many of us it can be impossible due to different situations. Work, distance. I just wanted to thank each of you for all your prayers and support, for continuing to cover me with your encouragement and your financial partnership as I continue to serve with YWAM San Diego/Baja. I truly am grateful to each of you, for taking the time to read my blogs, newsletter updates. Every dollar you give you sow goes a long way as I continue to serve in San Diego and Tijuana Mexico.

I was able to be with my family and Friends this Thanksgiving Holiday. It was a blessing! That same week my brother and family came to visit me in San Diego to spend some great quality time!. It was great to spend time with the cutest nephew ever  ( Hey I have to see that, I have 1 nephew and of course my best friend’s adorable daughter who I have adopted as my niece) We had some amazing sunny weather in San Diego.

 

For those who might have missed my newsletter update a few weeks ago. Here is the link

http://www.teresasmission.com/2017-news.html

 

Car troubles..

And then I was able to start my travel for thanksgiving and head home..I was following my brother and sister in law on the highway, about 30 min from San Diego. And well my 2000 Honda Civic began to overheat. I had to pull over and let it rest. Car is working fine now. I love my car, and keeping up with the maintenance, engine runs great, transmission. But I have come to accept that I just need a better car. I’m praying and hoping that I can sell it and get something for my car. So I can put the down payment on a bit better car (At least better than a 17 year old car). Please stand with me in prayer for that, finances. Since I’ll be moving to Tijuana the first week of January. I really need a more reliable car. Commuting, Family visit, doctor visits. Talking about Doctor Visits..

Health check..

So if you read my newsletter update..if you didn’t, that’s ok. I mention that I would be having a couple of procedures done. Even though I been feeling great!! Praise God for that. My medical team wants to check what the real issue is. So in just a few days, November 30th I will be having a test/procedure. This is a diagnostic test to check on pancreas. I am happy to get more answers, but to be honest I am also a bit nervous. I know that God is ahead of me, He is my my mighty physician. As I been spending time in the word, meditating on Psalm 37:5, it says “Commit everything you do to the Lord, Trust Him, and he will help you”

I have nothing to worry about, as I write this, I am reminded, that I am His daughter. I have committed all of me to Him. My health, my mind, my soul, my troubles, my situations. Everything!! I Trust him, because He has gone ahead of me. He is my mighty physician. Yes it’s true I have my good days and bad days, but no matter what, I keep going!

I love that song from Mercy Me, “Even if”

They say sometimes you win some
Sometimes you lose some
And right now, right now I’m losing bad
I’ve stood on this stage night after night
Reminding the broken it’ll be alright
But right now, oh right now I just can’t
It’s easy to sing
When there’s nothing to bring me down
But what will I say
When I’m held to the flame
Like I am right now
I know You’re able and I know You can
Save through the fire with Your mighty hand
But even if You don’t
My hope is You alone
They say it only takes a little faith
To move a mountain
Well good thing
A little faith is all I have, right now
But God, when You choose
To leave mountains unmovable
Oh give me the strength to be able to sing
It is well with my soul
Thank you for your prayers, for standing with me..
Blessings
Teresa Deleon
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Checks payable:

YWAM SDB  (attach a note with my name)

100 W. 35th St. Suite R.

National City, CA 91950

Online Donations:

https://ywamsdb.webconnex.com/StaffSupport

 

Is it Fall! October 11, 2017

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 10:25 pm

Well Fall is here, I really enjoy this season, cooler weather, great sunsets. I don’t have so many Autumn trees around here. I really wish I get to see those beautiful red and orange trees  like my great friends in the mid-west do. But I get to enjoy some of the things this season has to offer. I do like this FAll. I was able to have a mini family reunion here in San Diego with my Dad’s family, and of course got to see my nephew! he makes me so happy. And Quinn, my Boyfriend got to be there as well. He is such a joy has been such a blessing, and support. We had a great time! But it didn’t last too long. The day after I had a bad day and had to be admitted to Hospital.

 

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My mighty…

Since being back from Peru, my health issues have tried to beat me, tried to discourage me, but it will not win, I continue to overcome, continue to strive. Some days I ask myself “Is this really my normal”. No!! I will continue to walk by Faith knowing my God almighty is my true physician. I say that a lot, because I have to remind myself. I was in hospital for 7 nights 6 days this time. I did get to see a specialist, but he made things a bit confusing. What was certain is that I acute pancreatitis  has it’s moments. It can be painful. You can go weeks even months with no real issues. I believe my God is a big God! I believe my God can do a miracle..I’m waiting for my miracle! While I do my part.

“God deliberately chooses imperfect vessels — those who have been wounded, those with physical or emotional limitations. Then he prepares them to serve and sends them out with their weakness still in evidence, so that his strength can be made perfect in that weakness.” 
― Christine Caine

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Always thinking of these two, and seeing these photos & videos keeping me going 🙂

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Calling??

Many of you probably wonder what is of my daily life. Am I still in involved in ministry? Am I still with YWAM San Diego/Baja? The answer is YES!! my calling is to live out my life to serving my Lord to my full potential. It just looks different than your average missionary on stateside.  I have my good days and bad days. I am so eager the days when I lay in a hospital bed because the only thing I long for is to be well so I can be out there, traveling overseas to share the Gospel in India, Nepal, Cambodia, Thailand..where I know there is so much need. But I know I can’t. I’m here now, I’m must be well first before I got out, putting my health first. My time will come. So for now, this is waht it looks like.

I serve locally at our YWAM San Diego/Baja office, not everyday. But I do remotely from my computer processing short term volunteers, and then go out our admin office 2-3 x’s per week. I love that I get to encourage others to get involve in missions! many who are participating in a missions trip for the first time. I know that feeling, to take that leap of faith, that’s how I was almost 16 years ago. I also help my local church here in San Diego, ever other Tuesday with Miracle 139, where we provide respite care for children with special needs so that their parents can attend a bible study. I love this group because they also have a international branch, that’s how I wen to Peru with. I also serve a few hours a week with some admin task for Miracle 139 international. It’s been a blessing to help in that capacity.

I have been to 34 countries in the last 16 years, I have had my adventures, I don’t share much about it. I don’t brag about it. My calling is wherever the Lord may take me or wherever he wants to use me to do.

I know my health in the last year has been a challenge. But it does not stop me. I don’t not give into Fear! So if I don’t, you shouldn’t either. I’m going to be ok. I am in His hands. I may not know what the future will hold, but I know that God is ahead of me.

 

 

Prayer Request:

  • Health
  • Increases in monthly support
  • Finding a room to rent in Tijuana by December 2017
  • New vehicle, currently have a 2000 Honda, it’s expensive for maintenance

How to help..

Send support to:

Checks payable: YWAM San Diego/Baja  (Please attach a note with my name)

P.O Box 5417

Chula Vista, CA 91912

Online donations: 

https://ywamsdb.webconnex.com/StaffSupport

 

 

He is Faithful!! May 18, 2017

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 6:40 pm

The last couple months has been amazing. Still some healing taking place as it has only been less than 2 months since my procedure. But it feels so good to feel good. Pain free, back to normal diet, no need for more test, blood work every few weeks. Life has been amazing.

in the towards the end of April of April I had couple of friends come to visit me from out of state. I was truly blessed. I has such a wonderful weekend with them. Last year we co-lead an outreach to India and Nepal. It’s like we got a second chance, my time in Nepal although also great in several ways was also very difficult as I was severely sick. So this time we just go to hang out, relax by the beach, great conversations, great food. I was truly blessed, a much needed time. They truly blessed me.

 

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And I got to help host my first house build in 2 months on May 5th, which was a huge blessing for me. It truly reminded me that God has done some amazing healing! To be able to have the strength again, without feeling weak or pain. It’s just a reminder that there has been a lot of breakthrough. I’m so excited to be able to be more involved in “Homes of Hope” ministry, seeing families transformed not only with a home but with the love of Christ. Thank you for allowing me to be part of that.

 

 

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May 5th, first house build in 2 months! so happy!

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Family time

So since being here in San Diego, and helping in the YWAM San Diego office. Which I do enjoy lending a hand, being able to encourage others to get involved in missions, YWAM, sharing about volunteer opportunities, it’s been great. As you can see, I do spend a lot of time with my family. Which has truly been a blessing to see family and friends as much as I can, especially my nephew and my parents. I get to go see them every other weekend. It can be expensive, please consider financially partnering with me to make this a bit easier. Car maintenance and fuel.

I did have a wonderful time this past Sunday for mother’s day!! It was the first time in a few years I got to be home for this particular Holiday. I was very blessed to celebrate this time with my mom, it was great to see her all smiles, attend a mother daughter dinner on Saturday dinner the day before, and Sunday have some family time. And also my sister in law’s first Mother’s day as well. Such a joy!

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Mother’s day weekend! family time (sister couldn’t visit this time, she will soon)

 

New Adventure!!

So before I share my big news. It has truly been great o be staying par to my time living in San Diego, and serving in the community. Being able to serve some days at Ronald McDonald House Charities, attend a local bible study, and also volunteer with a ministry called Miracle 139, which is a ministry that serves with children with special needs and their families. It’s been an amazing time to just be connected to the community and give back locally. I was really challenged to not just give internationally but locally as well, and it’s been great!! I wanted to serve here in San Diego, in any way I could. It’s been great!

 

 

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Giving back to San Diego Community

 

It’s been more than a year now, putting my health priority. I knew I had to put traveling overseas aside for now, since my health was going thru a critical time last year. God spoke to me very clearly and said I can’t be giving giving all the time, and not receiving. and this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. I needed to be His daughter, and just rest, recover. And knew my healing would come. It wasn’t all easy. I would hear stories and see photos of all my students and my missionary friends. My heart was longing to be out there, be on the field.  I was longing to go to the broken the needy, to share the gospel. I was longing to jump out of my  hospital bed those times I was so ill and just go!! But I knew I had to wait. My time would come.

God has been so faithful, He has been constant, His word keeps me going, He stretches me, teaches, shows me, directs me. His promises me keep me moving forward!!

 

So here I am..this is it!! God has release me to go on my first overseas trip. I’ll be going with my church here in San Diego with the ministry I been volunteering with called Miracle 139. We are going to PERU!! I’ll be going for 2 weeks!! I’m so excited!! August 11th- 20th. We will be helping provide training and resources to a church in Peru for parents whose children have special needs.

* Miracle 139 exists to serve children with special needs and their families by providing support and training locally in San Diego.  Improving the lives of children with special needs, by bringing awareness, training and support to developing countries.

So I need your help. The trip is just around the corner, would you prayerfully consider  financially partnering with me. It will cost between $1,500-$2,000. This trip means so much to me. Thank you for standing with me, for sowing and making the possible.

How to help..

Send support to:

Checks payable: YWAM San Diego/Baja  (Please attach a note with my name)

P.O Box 5417

Chula Vista, CA 91912

Online donations: 

https://ywamsdb.webconnex.com/StaffSupport

 

 

 

 

Healing feels good April 4, 2017

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 4:40 am

It’s been almost a week since this ordeal began.  Loma Linda University Medical  was an experience, glad to just be home and be with my family and recovery. Soon I will be going back to YWAM San Diego/Baja, I miss it so much. But if you really want to count the days, months, moments of despair, frustrations. My ups and downs. It’s been almost 12 months. Since the pain in the pit of my stomach began, a mystery, from night to day. Just because I’m in full time missions doesn’t mean I’m perfect. I had my moments, times where I almost gave up. But I didn’t give in..I kept moving forward. I knew this day would come.

And if your still wondering how this health story began, here’s a brief summary.  Last year April 2016 I was traveling overseas co-leading of group of DTS students. I got very ill. I thought I just had a bug, like many of my team members did as well. I thought I just had to shake it off. This began a cycle of things. I spent all of May sick. stubborn to do ministry, I really blame myself for not listening. I have amazing staff and friends who were with me the entire time. As soon as I got back to the states, found out it was not just a parasite, but this had triggered issues with my pancreas as well.  1 surgery later and test after test confirmed there was a bigger issue. I was diagnosed August 2016 with something called Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction.

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So this last week March 28th 2017 I had a minor surgery to fix this issue. Before this I had been going to the ER pretty much once a month or every other month. It has been a very long journey. And not just for me, my family friends, room mates. Many have been effected by this health ordeal. This is like a fresh start, fresh air. And all went well in the procedure, better than expected. And for that reason it’s a huge load off my shoulders.

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Like I shared before in a previous blog there were good days and some bad days. But God has always been with me, He is my mighty physician. I truly believe His healing hand is over me, He has used this procedure to take away all the pain, all chronic conditions, diagnosis to be gone! I believe he has guided the doctors as well. I am standing in Faith for my future that I will no longer have pain!

I’m blessed to have such amazing parents who were there every step of the way. Not only during this last hospital stay, but also every ER visit. They have been so supportive. loving, caring. My brother and Nancy who are also so supportive, thoughtful and keep me smiling when they send me pics of my nephew. He is my joy when I get to just be part of his life. He kept me going , even on days when I wasn’t feeling well, he was the best medicine.

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Thank you all for your prayers, support, contentious prayers!! You allow me to keep going, and I know and have faith that this battle has been won. Thank you for standing with me.

In His Service,

Teresa

 

prayer Request:

  • For rest and Recovery from minor procedure
  • Moving to new place April 6th. Will need increase in financial support
  • Financial support for move- $300-$400 increase  

Please financially consider partnering with me.

Send support to:

YWAM San Diego/Baja (attach a note with my name on it)

P.O Box 5417

Chula Vista, CA 5417

online donations:

https://ywamsdb.webconnex.com/StaffSupport

 

 

 

 

 

My God is BIG! March 2, 2017

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 8:16 pm

So last week I shared this image with you, and how I had some good news to share. So I wanted to share the conclusion of that. As I just received more good news, at least for me. It may not seem good news at first, but it is .

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First I want to share what a blessing it has been to be part of YWAM San Diego/ Baja, love being part of this community, being able to participate in House builds once again with “Homes of Hope” seeing families being transformed with the love of Christ, one family at a time. Working alongside amazing teams, staff, and other amazing volunteers.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of this great opportunity. What you give and sow allows me to be part of this amazing project. More families, children now have a roof over their heads, warm beds to sleep in, children no longer have to work, but can further their education. Thank you for standing with me, for standing with YWAM San Diego/Baja. Thank you for all your prayers!

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so what is this good news that your eager to know. As you can see, I’m staying busy, but not as busy as I could be. This season as you can see I been putting my health first, putting family first. God spoke to me so clearly that I needed to take care of myself first, be His daughter and just take time to rest. It hasn’t been always easy, as I’m always on the go. But it’s been great to be able to be close to family, and from what you read on my last update, I been able to be more available for those wonderful moments for my family and friends.

My leaders here at YWAM San Diego/Baja have also been so wonderful and so understanding and so supportive as well. It’s been great to have them as leaders, very understanding in the season I am in.

So as you read one of my updates, my health is still not 100%, I been feeling better, and I praise God for that. But I am still needing some things to take care of. I been seeing a specialist. And after 7 months of waiting and praying, seeking God! and I can tell, crying is allowed when you have your bad days.(my mom taught me that, she told me I can’t always be strong) I got the news that a procedure has been approved and at the end of the month, March 28th I will be having a procedure that is desperately needed. others might not be happy when you think about going to the doctor or even a minor surgery..but when you been getting the run around as long as I have this is good news.When I got the call, I had tears of JOY! This is the first step in hopes to finally getting more answers. The procedure is called a ERCP, yes there are some risk. But I know that I am doing my part and know that my God is my mighty physician!! and know this could be the start of more healing ,because my GOD is a BIG GOD! And He is in the business of miracles!

Thank you for all your prayers and support, for continuing to stand with me during this season, your prayers and all your support!!  So March 28th is a big day for me!

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this photo was taken at our All staff gathering in YWAM Tijuana, it was an amazing 3 days!

Prayer Request:

  • March 28th: For my procedure, 1pm 
  • end of march: I will be moving to a new place here in San Diego, i will be needing more financial support to cover rental fees. $300-$400 more.
  • For a friend’s husband who just recently was diagnose with stage 3 cancer. 

Please prayerfully consider financially partnering with me:

Send to: YWAM San Diego/Baja

P.O Box 5417

Chula Vista, 91912

Online Donation:

https://ywamsdb.webconnex.com/StaffSupport

 

It’s all new..it’s the new me February 13, 2017

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 8:58 pm

The last few months has been a time of rest, joy, soul searching, a slowing down pace (something I’m not at all use to) Spending time in the word, time with family, friends, hugs and kisses with the nephew of course. It’s also been a time of just getting healthy. A time where  I been able to seek my Heavenly’s Father’s face, reminding myself of my true passions, dreams, visions, calling. Some of it has been new, where it’s not just coming and going all the time, in and out of the lives of my family and friends.  But to be present, and it’s been so wonderful.

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I know being in full time ministry comes with sacrifice, and many times I’m not there for the important moments in the lives of my loved ones. But it doesn’t mean I don’t want to. My family and friends have been so understanding and supportive the last few years. So for this season it’s been great to be here for all this special occasions. It’s been great to be back with YWAM San Diego/Baja, in this amazing community and have their amazing support with a more flexible schedule while still serving. It’s been great to be part of the amazing weekends building Homes, giving families a 2nd opportunity. glad to be part of that again.

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This is all new, the idea of actually having more time to myself. It’s been nice, enjoying some wonderful time in the word. And God has also spoken to me to give back to the local church. Before I was always going and going, I couldn’t get involved with local projects. So I started to volunteer at my church at SD rock church helping children with special needs ministry. And I also began to volunteer at Ronald McDonald House charities once a week. I have always wanted to do that, but was never in town long enough to be able to. It’s been great!!

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He has spoken to me so clearly about that .That I must first be healthy so that I can give back. I don’t share much about my recent health ordeal, only the most recent news. But looks like there is finally a conclusion. For years doctors thought it was diet restrictions, and IBS (Irritable Bowl syndrome) I would have flares once in a while, it wasn’t really causing any problems.  I would have most of my issues when I would travel overseas since it would put more stress on my stomach, and since it was all kinds of food I’m not use to. You can see how being a missionary this can sometimes be a problem. But not matter what I always kept going . It would start a cycle, sometimes lasting weeks or months. Then after my last trip to India and Nepal April-June 2016 and getting severally sick with a combination of parasites and another flare. I thought I just had what the rest of my teammates had, and thought I was going to be ok. I thought it was just going to take time to get better, another cycle of things. Never imagine having to have surgery, it was one thing after another. After many weeks in the hospital, as many of you followed my journey last year in the fall of 2016. Test were done and finally had a diagnosis August 2016. I have something called SOD “Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction” which then led to recurring acute pancreatitis.  I recently found out after 6 months of waiting, February 2017  I will finally see a specialist and a procedure will be done to help this condition and perhaps even fix it. I know that no matter what happens my God is my true physician, He has been with me every step of the way.  My family and friends have also walked this journey with me. I praise God I’m still with life.  And people like you who have taken the time, your prayers and words of encouragement. Thank you for taking the time to read, for always standing with me.

I will post another update soon. thank you again for standing with me in your prayers and support!

I ask that you would financially consider partnering with me. Every dollar goes a long way. Especially because starting end of March I will need to find a new place to live. Thank you again for taking the time.

Send donations to: YWAM

P.O Box 5417

Chula Vista, CA 91912

 

You can also donate online:  https://ywamsdb.webconnex.com/StaffSupport

 

 

 

New Perspective December 28, 2016

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 7:14 pm

As the months have passed by, enjoying time with family, friends. Volunteering part time with YWAM San Diego/Baja, having speaking engagements, connecting with friends overseas thru media outlets. It’s been a time to process and a time to dig in the word.Learning new lessons, revelations, growing and being stretched..which can only remind me of His blessings.  But it has also changed my perspective about some changes in my life. Some ups and downs, it’s been a reminder that my life is not my own but the Lords. Remind me that He is always ahead.

People ask me all the time, “Teresa, when is your next trip? “when is your next adventure?” to be honest, I don’t have an answer.  Life at the moment, month by month,  day by day is counted as a blessing. Because of my recent health ordeal, there is a certain mystery a unknown. Life is giving me a new perspective. Yes I miss packing a  backpack and going where God has given me a burden for. The lost, neglected,  the unreached in the 10/40, tribes, nations. It’s a new perspective. I’m in a new role. The Lord has spoken to me, I must be in good health before I am able to give again. I must be taken care of first, I do matter. I don’t know how long this will take, and I do miss it. It use to be  where I was always going and going all the time until my sweat, tears and body couldn’t go anymore. But I must take care of myself first. I have family to think about, especially my dear parents. They have paid the price all these long years of serving, being away from them. But I am on pause for now, a season of new perspectives. i am blessed to be serving with YWAM San Diego/Baja part time, they been a huge blessing.

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One thing I am able to do is encourage others about missions, encourage the church that we are all responsible to help the needy the poor the neglected. It’s not up to me. The moment you became a follower of Christ you signed up to also expand His Kingdom. We are all His tools, we are all able. We have the words, we shouldn’t be afraid. Let’s have his hands, His feet, His eyes His HEART!!  We must reflect His love wherever we go, whoever we talk to. You just never know. That seed of Faith you just planted will transform their lives. Take that step out of your comfort zone.

I am unable to travel overseas at this time. But there is so much need here!! The stranger at the coffee line you see everyday, pay for their coffee, exchange a smile and then tell them, “Have a great day, God loves you”. The homeless man or woman at the corner. Take them a scarf or gloves, it’s been pretty cold these days. Stay a few minutes and have a conversation, tell them how they are a child of God. The doctors and nurses at the E.R take them a fruit basket or snacks attach with a encouragement note, telling them if they want prayer too, they work so many long hours, at the end of their shift they need to know god is always with them. Be a reflection of Gods love!!

 

Isaiah 6:8 Then I heard the Lord asking, “Whom should I send as a messenger to this people? Who will go for us?” I said, “Here I am. Send me.”

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Truly Grateful December 5, 2016

Filed under: YWAM San Diego — teresa00 @ 7:12 pm

I meant to write this last week, but as you saw Thanksgiving weekend I was in the hospital. I am doing well and back to being myself.

Good news is I finally have an appointment  with a specialist to see what is going on. I was doing so well for a few months. But need to see why this pain and issues with my pancreas. It all started with a parasite and triggered issues with pancreas. I believe in the power of prayer and walking in healing, but also need to do my part.

 

As many of you saw, just a couple weeks ago, I was able to attend a women’s conference, to be ale to share my heart, passions, dreams, motivate others about missions. It’s one of the many things I truly love and enjoy. To share and encourage others about missions, inspire others with stories about the mission field. To be able to remind others about our true responsibility. that it’s not just up to me, but that we are all called to make a impact in the world, we all can make a difference. I love my job! to continue to move forward reflecting His love.

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Just this last week, as I gathered with my loved ones for Thanksgiving, it was a time to be reminded of the many things we are grateful for. A time with family and friends, all together sharing in a wonderful meal, music, laughs, photos, great conversations. And a reminder of the time that has passed by this year. Grateful to have such an amazing family who have been so supportive  during this season of health trials. We all went around and shared what we were grateful for. I am for sure grateful to have such supportive and loving parents, been there during good days and bad days, loving brother and sister-n law, and my amazing first Nephew! he is the joy of my life.My friend Leslie and Adrian who have been there for me since the beginning, always encouraging me, praying for me. And people like you, who stood with me, what you sow  financially make this possible, to live out what God called me out to do. your partnership is a huge blessing!

And I’m  also grateful to YWAM San Diego/Baja that allows me to have time with my family on the weekends and Holidays, moments that I truly cherish and never forget.

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Even though I am not be able to go on a trip overseas at the moment. As I know I need to put my health priority. And that can be hard for me at times, as my heart is in places like Philippines, Nepal, Cambodia, Africa. But I know I am doing what I love, sharing and encouraging others about missions. I am learning so much about myself, God is teaching me so much, being reminded of my true passions, dreams. Living out what He called me out to do. Allowing God to teach me His way and going deeper with Him each day. It’s stretching but it’s worth it. Thank you for standing with me. Many blessings, thank you for taking the time to read this.

Teresa

 

 

 

Life is a Joy, and His name is ISAIAH September 13, 2016

Filed under: YWAM San Diego/Baja 2016 — teresa00 @ 10:11 pm

Life has been going and going since being back  in California after leaving Las Vegas since August 1st. It’s been a blessing to be surrounded by family, friends, and being on the right track with my health! Truly believe God has done a miracle! I continue to  pray for good days. Feels good to feel good.

I been able to just be home and enjoy my parents company. We have our moments, but it’s been good. I know that I also went through a hard time with my health and that effected everyone. My parents have been such a blessing, they been so supportive. And I also know I have my prayer warriors out there, thank you for always standing with me! you been so amazing and always sending me encouraging notes, thank you!!

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On September 8th the biggest joy happened, my first nephew was born!! Isaiah is my brother and his wife’s first born! I am so full of joy to be an aunt for the first time, and see my brother and Nancy be such amazing parents! This summer when I was really sick. I thought I wasn’t going to make to even meet him. As I heard the news that baby Isaiah was coming, and I drove to the hospital, my eyes were flooded with tears of joy, praising God. Think I prayed the whole way there, I was coming back from San Diego that day, almost a two hour drive. Thinking back  of how hard the last few months were, when the enemy tried to destroy me. When it was touch and go, when there were no answers as to why things things were happening. But I never lost hope. Isaiah was my inspiration to keep going, keep fighting. I remember laying in the hospital bed one day in Las Vegas, telling my brother when he was by my side and told him, “I just want to make it to meet my nephew”. Now the day has come, Isaiah is here and I am well! God has done a miracle. I am with breath, I am strong. Is it a coincidence when I hold Isaiah as he sleeps all he wants to do is hold my hand. As if telling me, “I’m here”.

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Keep praying for Isaiah and for his mom and dad!! thank you for all your prayers for my health as well. One day at a time.

Well as I continue to be well. I have started to volunteer again with YWAM. I have rejoined YWAM San Diego/Baja. I have started my role as receptionist in San Diego. I will be helping a few weeks at a time in the fall for now. As I continue to monitor my health. Hoping to be full time staff by January or February 2017. I am very blessed to be back in this amazing community. At the moment we are celebrating 25 years as a ministry, and the staff and leaders are on an amazing retreat! So many memories, faithfulness, incredible stories, families blessed, homes built, Students transformed the last 25 years! Thank you for your prayers and partnership Blessings!

Teresa

If you would like to continue your financial support. you may still send it to YWAM Las Vegas.

Checks payable to : YWAM Las Vegas (attach a note with my name) or a online donation as well. http://www.ywamlasvegas.org (donate section, make sure my name is in the notes)

P.O Box 36606

Las Vegas, NV 89133

 

 

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