Saturday, December 26, 2009


hola! i am in south america & loving my life!
its nice & warm today, about 70 i think. kind of humid.
the team woke up at 7:30 and ate breakfast then some people went grocery shopping & got some papel hygenico...because we had none. haha. now we are writing emails & checking our facebooks! i thought i would drop you a line.
everyone in south america is GORGEOUS! the people i sat next to on the second flight from miami to medellin (pronounced med i gene, in case you were wondering. i called in med eh lin in my head for a while) were so nice to me & so cute. so definitely an upgrade from the denver to miami people.
today is a day of gathering what we need for the next few days in food. then exploring the town a bit. we live right off of the street in a nice building with a kitchen, common room, and a few main rooms where we sleep on...beds! what a blessing!

hopefully south america won´t steal my heart, but you never can tell with these things....

i love you guys so much! have a great weekend & be blessed.

also: a sidenote...
people in colombia love fireworks and light them off...all it was kind of hard falling asleep last night. we asked our new friend Anit about it this morning and she said they do that until the new year.
so that will be interesting! my spanish is not very good anymore, so pray that i catch on soon. love you all!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

lets make noise
lets be the silliest we can
lets write letters and carry postage stamps to send them

lets love like we mean it
lets begin to understand what love truly means

lets be genuine in what we do
in who we are becoming

Saturday, December 5, 2009


i am afraid of losing
i am afraid of loss.
i am afraid of my unknown future
i am afraid of flashbacks happening
i am afraid of stupid things


i am angry that this fear wants to control
and drive me.
i am angry that i let it sometimes.
i am angry that things fall apart.


i am thankful that there is clarity
i am thankful that i'm not lost
i am thankful that i'm not abandoned
i am thankful that God is faithful
i am thankful that i'm safe & protected
i am thankful to be living as a child in the light & no longer in darkness
i am thankful that pain doesn't have to be my sweater anymore
i am thankful that i can trust You Jesus.
i am thankful that you have restored relationships within my family
and i am thankful for the time i've had to spend the past few days w/ them.
i am thankful that you give opportunity to us and that you want the highest and best for us.
even if it is something that is tough, even if it is something i don't really understand.
thank you that you don't require that i understand, but that you just want me to take you for your word.

and thank you for the time to write this down
and thank you for the prayers.

finally...thank you that my list of thank you's is much longer than my list of emotions.

i love you.

Allison Lois