In 5 short days, I will board a plane, say goodbye to the great city of Amsterdam, and be reunited with my family and boyfriend in Dallas. I am so excited to share stories and hugs with those back home, but I also know I am leaving a piece of my heart in Europe. Within 84 days, I have seen God stretch me in uncomfortable … Continue reading Amsterdam: Week Eleven!
“I am proud to be associated with her.” Leaning against the kitchen counter, I had a conversation with a friend that wrecked me. She had poured her heart into the ladies and was sharing what God has taught her. Each word she spoke seemed to speak to the depths of my heart. After our conversation, I realized this : I had spent time behind the … Continue reading Amsterdam: Week Eight!
“know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ.” (Galatians 2:16) I sat across the table from a hurting woman as we read through Galatians together. We shared stories, shed tears, and opened our hearts – this is why I’m here. I live for these moments – when women come to Jesus with their pain, regret, … Continue reading Amsterdam: Week Seven!
“Allison, you are the missing piece to the puzzle.” Earlier this week, the Father so clearly spoke this word to my heart. I am holding onto this truth as I face the next 2 months. As I anticipated my time in Amsterdam, I expected things to look a certain way. Recently, those expectations have been rearranged as God has moved in unexpected ways among my … Continue reading Amsterdam: Week Three!
I’ll be honest, I started my second week in Amsterdam frustrated. It seemed like every time I tried to listen to the Lord’s voice I was hearing nothing in return. I would spend time in worship and prayer and I felt like I kept hitting a wall. My heart was hungry for the Lord’s presence, but I struggled feeling Him. I then realized just because … Continue reading Amsterdam: Week Two!
My first week in Amsterdam has brought back a memory in my life. I continually remember the moment I gave the Lord my “yes.” At 16 years old, I sat on the floor of the youth group with tears streaming down my face. I knew the Lord was calling me to lay down my own plans and receive His direction for my life. In that … Continue reading Amsterdam: Week One!
If you read my last post, you would remember that I had no idea where God was taking me after graduation. I decided to trust Him no matter where I ended up. Well, now I know! I am so excited to announce that I will be going to Amsterdam for 3 months in January. I will be serving YWAM as they reach out to the … Continue reading Amsterdam, Here I Come!