Monday, November 14, 2011

The End of DTS

DTS was an incredible journey, I saw me student grow from everyday run of the mill Jesus lovers to rapid wild in love with the gospel missionaries. But for me personally it was an incredible journey of growth. Its hard to say what was solidified then and what is still being worked out. I will say this learning to lead and to be in a relationship with a woman half way around the world was the hardest thing. When you are pushed out into leadership all of your insecurities about being a leader come to the service and you can either ignore them or deal with them. I chose to deal with them as best I could. What do you do when you feel like everyone around you thinks you are a crappy leader? What do you do? You go to God and ask him who you are, you go back to the word of the Lord that got you there in the first place you man up and press in. Some times when life gets hard its easy to lay down and say woe is me, I'm not going to lie and say i never did that. I had plenty of moments where thats how I felt and I needed Kirsten or one of my co-leaders to call me out of it. At the end of DTS when I looked back at all that we did on the west coast I was incredibly proud of my team, I had a feeling of accomplishment that continued to grow as I went into the next season. The Circuit Riders

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Back Again

Hello dear readers, its been a while. 3 months actually, any way a lot has happened and I am going to be bringing you back up to date on the journey. I know what you long term readers are thinking to yourselves, "Alex, you've said this all before, but I am still wondering what happened in Pakistan, and what about what happened in the northeast?" Well those are fair questions. Here is my answer, I am going to give you some titles to hold you over for now so that you your taste buds are whetted, then as the next few weeks come along you can read all about it. I dont know if I will ever fill in the blanks with pakistan, I would love to, but it was two years ago so my memory is a bit hazy. Now for the last three months.

The end of DTS

The Circuit Riders

The Downfall of Skype

Home Again and Gone


Stuck Once More

Another cheep ticket

Reunited in Africa


Our Engagement story

I know everyone out there is dying to hear the story about how I asked Kirsten to be my wife, well you are just going to have to wait for a bit, I will tell you this, she said yes! These are the working titles for the next few updates so they are subject to change but I wanted to tell you all the wait is over and I am back.