Monday, June 23, 2014

His and Her Wedding Quilt

His and Her Wedding Quilt- Nearly Full Size 80 by 88
Nearly every female item was appliqued to fabric because it was desired to have it in its entirety. 
The middle section had a combination of a couple of her shirts and a few of his to unite the quilt. The mother of the bride had precut many items, so it was a different process for me than normal.
There were a couple of His items from baby and younger years, but mainly His items were just Tshirts for the quilt
Not all items that were sent were able to be used, some had lots of sequins which my machine didn't like, others I didn't feel would hold up in the quilt so I returned them rather than chancing it. 
I wrapped the quilt up in a blue border and added a blueberry flannel backing to it. Its my most difficult order to date. Took a full 24 hours to create.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Mission Trip to Ecuador

I am very pleased to tell you about the amazing opportunity that God has provided for me. After much prayer, my parents and I have decided, I will join some other students in going to Ecuador on a mission trip to share the Gospel of Christ. We will be leaving Friday August 1st and return home Saturday August 9th. Some of the activities that we will possibly be leading are; Vacation Bible school, worship, crafts, work projects, a student retreat and adult leadership training. We will be visiting Camp Chacauco in Chacauco, Ecuador, where we will have the opportunity to share the gospel with children and some adults who live there. Also, we will go to the neighboring villages of Chacauco, Ecuador to share the gospel. This is something that God has placed on my heart and I have absolutely no doubts about going on this trip. There are a couple of ways that you can help me. First, I ask that you would pray for my physical health for this trip. In January I sustained an injury to my left hip and lower back, and I have to wear a SI brace for support. I am currently in physical therapy to strengthen my core so my physical health will improve overall. I ask that you would pray for me so I will be strong enough to not wear the brace and have little to no pain while I am in Ecuador, the physical therapist felt this was a realistic goal. I ask that you also pray for me emotionally and spiritually as I continue to grow in Christ. The devil uses many ways to deter our relationship with the Lord and we often find ourselves or our families under attack when we try to share and grow in the word of God. I have recently been invited to train as a leader of our Youth Group. This invite requires you to be a sophomore in High School, have a commitment with church attendance, and challenge yourself spiritually etc. I believe mission trips will help me to grow in my relationship with the Lord and others around me. I am excited to share with others that want to know about God and I will be able to see other cultures, how they practice their own religions and how the Lord moves in their lives by using us as his clay to mold and shape them. I am also praying about whether or not the Lord wants me to do this as my path in life. “Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation” (1 Peter 2:2). This mission trip will help me prepare for the next step He has planned for me. We are so incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to go into Ecuador this summer and would like to also ask you to pray about helping monetarily. The cost is roughly $2,000 and includes our airfare, baggage, food, lodging, transportation, translators and materials needed to share the Gospel in Ecuador. I have already raised the$200 for my deposit and passport fees by selling baby chicks, ducks, and quail. I have also done some work for people and will be babysitting this summer. Our church will likely hold a car wash and spaghetti dinner to help raise additional money needed. If you are interested in donating monetarily you can mail a check to the church with a note that it is for the Ecuador Trip at
Magnolia Bible Church 31611 Nichols Sawmill Rd. Magnolia, Texas 77355
 Thank you for your prayers and support.
 In Christ, MeKenzei