Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Ever So Thankful…

This morning as I finished up my quiet time, I took some still moments to just listen to the words of the song “Christ Alone” stir my spirit. As I watched the sun rise, the shadows on the still lake reflect the picture-perfect tree line, butterflies and birds moving about it was all glorious! I was deeply reminded of what a Great God we serve. If you have not paid attention to those words in some time…may they encourage you today.
Also, just an update on Brazil. To registration go to www.purejoyinternatiaonal.org Dates of Retreat are October 16-19, 2019. It will be in Sao Paulo, Brazil. If you are or know a missionary woman serving internationally in South American or surrounding countries, don’t miss the opportunity. The only thing you/they must do is get to and from the conference, your hotel and meals are taken care of by those that have a heart to support missionary women. We have just over half of the missionary women sponsored as of today. Please continue to pray and give as He leads.  


In Christ alone my hope is found
He is my light, my strength, my song
This cornerstone, this solid ground
Firm through the fiercest drought and storm
What heights of love, what depths of peace
When fears are stilled, when strivings cease
My comforter, my all in all
Here in the love of Christ I stand

In Christ alone who took on flesh
Fullness of God in helpless babe
This gift of love and righteousness
Scorned by the ones He came to save
Till on that cross as Jesus died
The wrath of God was satisfied
For every sin on Him was laid
Here in the death of Christ I live

There in the ground His body lay
Light of the world by darkness slain
Then bursting forth in glorious day
Up from the grave He rose again
And as He stands in victory
Sin's curse has lost its grip on me
For I am His and He is mine
Bought with the precious blood of Christ
No guilt in life, no fear in death
This is the power of Christ in me

From life's first cry to final breath
Jesus commands my destiny
No power of hell, no scheme of man
Can ever pluck me from His hand
Till He returns or calls me home
Here in the power of Christ I'll stand  

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Online Registration for Brazil is off and running…

Registrations for Brazil October 16-19, 2019 are coming in. Please if you have a sister, daughter, aunt, grandmother, cousin, etc. serving overseas as an international missionary woman single, married, widowed, and/or divorced in that part of the world send them to www.purejoyinternational.org to register for the Retreat/Conference.

This week has been full on my end of preparing for several upcoming events. Life remains crazy and our God remains faithful, so, there you have it.

Love you all and please continue to pray for all things Sao Paulo, Brazil. And if God is tugging at your heart to give towards the sponsorship of the missionary women, please do. And thank you to those of you that are already giving towards this trip.


Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sao Paulo, Brazil Registration Open

Registration for the Pure Joy International Retreat to be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, October 16-19, 2019 is open. If you are a missionary women serving in this part of the world cross-culturally, outside of your country of origin, with a sending missions organization and or church and want to register Click here.  Remember, first come first serve, up to 50 then we go to a waiting list. If you have  questions, contact me at vickie@purejoyinternational.org.

Several of you have wondered if I have fallen of the edge of the world. Ha, ha, ha Not really, but I’d be lying if I didn’t tell you that I was hanging on the edges of it. Let’s just say it has been a crazy summer. However, these things I know always and continue to grow deeper in understanding, God is Good, Faithful, and Sovereign. Just no way around it! And He is everything else He says He is through out scripture. So, if you are like me and life is just a little crazy this summer, hold on to the truths of God and who He is and know this, He is holding you!


p.s. Also, all you prayer warriors, givers and gifters get those hearts and minds to work on how you want to be a part of what God will be doing in Brazil. We have almost half of the missionary women already sponsored with just over 25 to go. Please start praying about how God wants you to be a part.