beautiful redemption

Back when I was living in South Africa, leading a ministry there, I had dreamed of hosting a Blogger Mission Trip.

I wanted to make it possible for this amazing Gritty community to come be a part of what we were doing. In fact, we’d already solidified the dates and details, I’d announced it on my blog, and people were signing up. Then when the bottom started falling out of my world, I had to push pause on pretty much everything, including the Blogger Trip.

So the opportunity to help plan and participate in a Blogger Mission Trip with Food for the Hungry is a slice of beautiful redemption.

In something so personal where I’ve mourned the death of yet another dream, God has gone and made beauty out of the ashes. He really does redeem all things.

And you, my Gritty family, still get to be a part of it all.

Travel with me by following my updates on Facebook, Twitter, and The Grit.

Track along with the #FHBloggers hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, and join us for the live Twitter chat this Thursday.

Sponsor a child in the communities I’ll be visiting this week.

Go with me in prayer — for safety, health, and a heart that stays open to all God wants to do.

I leave tomorrow. Please come along with me in every way you can.


12 Responses to “beautiful redemption”
  1. Yay, Alece! I can’t wait to follow along and watch God do His thing! Love your heart so much!

  2. I am so excited about your trip! I can’t wait to watch it unfold on the interwebs (thanks, Al Gore) and am pretty much mandating a face to face, day by day breakdown sometime after you return. You will all be on my prayer list this week!

  3. Laura says:

    I am with you, my friend! Luv ya!

  4. I love redemption. Hope you have a great trip.

  5. Hoss says:

    With you there and back.. Ready for an adventure. Prayers continued.

  6. Dena G

    He makes all things beautiful…in His time. Can’t wait to see what He does on this trip, Alece! Praying for your heart and for your physical health.

  7. So glad I get to experience this with you!

  8. faith says:

    Praying for you Alece! Enjoy every moment! Love you!

  9. I have been experiencing some of that beautiful redemption myself, and it just blows my mind. I just love seeing this part of your story unfold, friend, and I’ll be reading and praying as you go on this journey!

  10. terri poss says:

    Nothing wasted … ever. Praying for your heart and your time there. Love you!

  11. Katy

    so excited for you friend and that god’s given you this opportunity! wish i was tagging along with you in person! =)

  12. Jane Frankl says:

    Luv u and praying for u and good health. Here if u need something. Anything Jane

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