Friday, March 13, 2009

Orlando Fun

Last week, Mike and I traveled with some more of the SSM team to Orlando, FL to attend Youth Pastor Summit. Francis Chan was there and I was so excited to hear him speak because I have never heard him speak live before, and he is such an amazing speaker! He challenged us to be like Jesus, and continue to serve people like Jesus did. I can't even begin to explain how much that touched my heart, and I think about it every day. He made me think that if someone was to follow me around they would probably think I am far from what Jesus was like when he walked on this earth! I now challenge myself daily to make decisions to be more like Christ. Francis put it in words something like this: "You should live your life so that when people are with you, they could say that you are the closest person that they are around that is like Jesus." I can't even imagine someone saything that about me, but I would like to be like Christ, and I am trying more and more everyday to be like Him. I feel like I can't even explain it the way Francis did. I know God was really speaking to me.

Francis Chan Praying

I also went to a couple of REALLY good breakouts while I was there too. One breakout that I really enjoyed was lead by Kristen Carr, director of girl's ministry from First Baptist Atlanta. She had such a huge heart for young girls very much like I do. She was very genuine in everything that she said and really challenged me to be a women of God like in Titus 2 that is an example to younger girls! She gave us a lot of ideas and events that could be very successful for a girls ministry at Seacoast. Maybe one day we can plan some really cool stuff just for girls to enjoy!

One of the most exciting things that we did was we got to spend the second half of the day in Universal Studios and Island of Adventure theme parks! We had a lot of fun and her are some pics from the trip!

Here is us with the Grinch and infront of the huge Jurassic Park Dinosaur!

I was totally in love with this huge lollipop!

Cat in the Hat!

This picture fits Brittany and my personality like "holy business!" as Brittany would say!

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