I sometimes take a lot of flack for the way that I choose to eat. I eat mostly organic food, and can be a bit obsessive about it; and in all fairness, I still have a ways to go in learning to graciously decline some foods. But when I read books like Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin, and read articles like these or watch videos and speeches like the ones below, it absolutely grieves my heart about how the food system in this country works. There are so many repercussions to eating tainted and GM foods. When I think that GM food is actually a relatively new product, it scares me just how much we have yet to see in the health of people my generation and younger, specifically, children that I and my family and friends may bear. And that is why I’m “crazy”.
I had an appointment with my eye doctor yesterday and ended up having a really interesting conversation. I just got back from Portland and he is also from that area, so we immediately started talking about Portland and the good, bad, and the ugly of that wonderful city. Well, the conversation turned a bit when we got on the subject of Mt. St. Helens, and from there we went to Sasquatch. So of course I had to go home and do a little YouTube research, which led to this:
Andrew and I are blessed to be able to spend some time with my family this weekend before Tracy goes back to Paris. We are playing Words with Friends, spending time on the beach, eating, and just enjoying each others’ company.
While talking to Tracy, I have begun to understand the urgency with which she is raising support to go back to Paris. She leaves for debriefing in Chicago in just over a week and is at 74% of her support goal. If she does not reach 100% before she leaves, she will have to finish raising money while in Paris. Raising support in the USA is difficult enough, but raising support from Paris will be even more challenging.
So I ask for your help on her behalf. I know not everyone is called to support every missionary, most of us know at least three people at any given time so are raising support for full time ministry; but in the very least I ask for your prayers. Please pray that the Lord would provide the rest of the money that she needs in order to minister I Paris.
She started a blog about her everyday life here, where you can not only read about her life in general, but also hear from her heart about her ministry to college students in Paris.
Thank you for your prayers; they make such a difference!