Friday, July 17, 2009

Girls in the Sisterhood!

Our missions trip to Antigua, Guatemala was literally amazing. I really hope you'll pray about coming with us next summer. We'll have the info posted on the Web site in August.

Right now I'm in Michigan for two weeks. I'm speaking at two different family camps, and it's exciting to see God moving . . . especially in the lives of teens who are so on fire and sold out to Christ!

But today, July 17, is Obie's birthday. So I'm really missing my furry little four-footed friend. He's at home in Colorado Springs. Darin and Brenna Gregg move into my home when I'm gone (so Obie can stay in his own surroundings) and take care of him and love on him and even let him sleep with them! 

Even though I know he's having a great time with Darin and Brenna, I can't help but miss the little guy on his FIRST birthday. Yep. Today little Obie turns one year old!

This may sound a little emotional . . . but as much as I'd love to hold and cuddle Obie right now, God wants to hold and cuddle me even more! I've been away from home forever (it seems like . . . I mean Guatemala and now two weeks in another state) and I'm missing it. (That's the whole month of July.)

But God wants to comfort me and strengthen me and just hold me. What a Father!
Thank You, Jesus, for loving me more than I deserve.
More than I can articulate.
More than I can even comprehend.

I love You, too, Jesus!
Susie

22 comments:

  1. I was just about to email you and ask you if you were going to do a mission trip next year. I'll definitely pray about it! Also, do you let college student go on the trip? I think I remember reading that you had like college helper people or something like that on the Brio trips. I have a friend who might be interested in that if you do. :)

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  2. We have enjoyed having you here at Indian Lake Camp meeting - I liked your story about the Morgan horse this morning - i just sold mine as I have health issues that hinder my riding safely.

    I too have to search my heart and make sure Christ has all of me. thanks Susie for touching the heart of an old man! LOL

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  3. Amen! Thank you, Jesus!

    It's hard to give yourself over to Him so he can comfort you. I sure am glad He's a patient and forgiving God!:)

    I love you, God!

    Meg
    (Megan H)

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  4. Agreed MEgan!!!
    abigail

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  5. Thanks for that Susie!
    What parts of Michigan are you going to be in? Cuz I live in MI!
    Erin

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  6. Thanks Susie!! You always know the perfect thing to say!!
    I'm making a lot of sacrifices right now to start a new school, which is a Christian school. I know that I've made the right decision, because God has truly led me here, but I'm still having trouble handing all of my worries over to Him. I am working on it more each and every minute though. Thanks for always encouraging us Susie! I know that God is here to hold me, and that He has a plan for me!!!

    Meg
    (the other one)

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  7. I really love your blog Suzie! I found it when I was searching for Brio's sight ( which I found was in transition at the moment).
    I was going through a tough time, so you helped me out A LOT!
    Thanks so much for being there for us girls! Whether you know it or not, you're a big part of our lives!!!!! Thanks Again.
    Loving you through Christ,
    Emily Shae :)

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  8. Yes, college students can be a part of our annual summer missions trip! We use them at LITs (Leaders In Training). They're sort of "assistant leaders."

    Our trip is for teen girls and teen guys who love God. It's two weeks (June 28-July 11, 2010), and we'll be going back to Antigua, Guatemala next summer.

    We also need adults who love teens and can be leaders those two weeks; and we need professional medical people (who can help keep us healthy) and professional counselors.

    In August, you'll be able to download all the information from our Web site by pushing the missions button: susiemag.com (in august).

    Please pray about participating! I promise, you'll never be the same again!

    Your friend,
    Susie Shellenberger

    PS: If you haven't yet subscribed to SUSIE Magazine, you can do that at our Website as well. This is a monthly, printed magazine that's delivered right to your home. It's for Christian teen girls!

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  9. I almost went on the Mission Trip this summer, but I had a conflict, so I will definitely pray about going next summer! Can't wait for the info! :)

    Meg

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  10. Hi Susie! I wish I could have gone on the missions trip, but I was at a modeling competition in Orlando, FL for a week:( But next summer I really want to go!

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  11. I have a friend who is 11. Her name is Megan. She isn't feeling good. She has had a headache for 5 weeks and the doctors are doing tests. Please pray for her and her family. I would appreciate it. Grace Mae

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  12. Once again, Susie...You're amazing!!

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  13. I will remember to pray for Megan Grace. HOpe she feels better soon!
    abigail

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  14. Thanks Abigail. Tell all your friends to pray for her too.

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  15. Susie,
    I live in Michigan! What are the two camps you're speaking at?

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  16. hey erin!
    i live in Michigan Too. What area do you live in?

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  17. I live in the Grand Rapids area. And you?
    Erin

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  18. I live about an hour or two away from detroit.
    do u like living in michigan?

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  19. Yeah, except during February, when I'm tired of winter! But I love living by Lake Michigan. Sometimes during the winter I'll go there with my family and walk on the ice. It's really fun!
    Erin

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