by Cheryl Drummond and Sarah Grant

In honor of the twenty-somethings at Awake we are launching a letter mentorship throughout the year, called Dear Twenty-Something.  Our first letter is from a mother-daughter team who I’m honored and grateful are willing to jump into this project with us.    In our busy lives it can be difficult to access women who are…

all in

What stops us from being all in for Christ? You’ve heard it said, “It’s not who is going to let you, it’s rather who is going to stop you?” Today I want to breakdown the barriers and unstop the road blocks.  I’m asking God to free you from the stuck place in your walk with Christ. Pray with me. The sorrow I feel, the cold hearted love, the apathy toward my well being, the depression at my circumstances, the cancer, the grief, the discouragement, the lack of support, the overwhelming family needs, the lack of friends, the nagging insecurity, the…

Ashley Peterson

Proverbs 3 Rewritten for Ashley on her wedding day. Ashley my daughter in faith, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity. Ashley let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them…

Uganda Packing List

Average temps should be in the 80 degree range. Tech Stuff Spending Money Emergency money Yellow Fever Record Prescription and other necessary medication in the original packaging Earplugs Snacks Passport Bible/Journal/Pen Camera Phone and phone charger Headphones Books, magazines or ebooks External battery to recharge your iPhone 4-5 times Voltage converter Voltage is most 240watts voltage and socket shape If you’re plugging in an appliance that was built for 220-240 volt electrical input, or an appliance that is compatible with multiple voltages, then an adapter is all you need. In Uganda the power sockets used are type G. Protection from the Elements…

Charity’s plant based pastry cream and tart dough

5 T. Therm Flo Canning Thickener or Cornstarch 5 T sugar 1/3 cup agave 1 can coconut milk 1/2 cup soy milk or any plant milk 1 to about 1 1/2 cups of soaked (in hot water for 2 hours) cashews 1 juiced lemon plus the grated zest 1 T. Vanilla or a vanilla bean if your…

Dominican Republic August 3

We fly home in 24 hours so let’s make this day count yeah! August 3 All team prayer.  Ask God to both help us where we are challenged and give confidence where we have need.  What is your one word prayer? Focus on the things Jesus focused upon. “If you want to catch fish, don’t throw…

Dominican Republic August 2

August 2 All team prayer.  What have you seen in this area of the DR to offer thanks about?  What from your perspective are the needs?  What are the needs of our team? 1 Tim 2:1-2  First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead…

Dominican Republic August 1

August 1 Team engages prayer. When our eyes are opened to the realities of poverty do you see God’s aid?  The gospel reminds us that God created our world and was so moved toward it’s redemption that He gave the richest treasure, HIS only son.  This good news is for all regardless of circumstances. Jesus…

Dominican Republic July 31

July 31 Team engages prayer. The remarkable, nearly incomprehensible, thing about service and blessings given and received in the name of Jesus and the Holy Spirit, is that they seem to multiply. Reflection Reading: Mark 8: 1-9 1During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to…