New Home, Bright Future

Soraya is one of the very special women in Finding Hope’s Beading Program.

She joined in July 2014 and has been an essential part of our team ever since. Her beads are gorgeous, thoughtfully and painstakingly made, and show so much potential for being some of the best we have!

Today I sat down with Soraya and had a little conversation with her about money and how she has financially benefited from the program.

She started by excitedly telling me about the house she and her husband are building in a small lot across the street from where they are currently living.
Where they live right now is a tiny little shack made out of sticks and tin roofing with a dirt floor. They are squatters, although the term is used a lot more loosely here. She says she hates the feeling of being unsure whether the owner of the land is going to come one day and tell them to leave.

Soraya and her husband Osman have 3 sweet children who come to our Sunday School – Aymar, Astrid, and Osman Jr. Their little family is so important to them and they want to have a place to raise their kids while feeling safe and secure.
The Beading Program is a great fit for Soraya as she can work on her bracelets while taking care of the home, her kids, and the small pulperia (convenience store) they run out of their house.
As she’s received money for her bracelets, Soraya has been putting aside a small amount every payment to put towards the costs of building the new house. Every time her husband brings home his pay and gives her money to buy food and necessities, she buys what she needs and puts another small amount aside towards the house.
It’s hard to explain the rarity of this to people back at home. We’re used to our savings accounts, 401Ks, budgets, and investments. Most people here are living from check to check, using whatever they’ve earned that month to pay back the debts they’ve accumulated while waiting for the money. There’s no real conception of saving, of budgeting your money, or even of making worthwhile investments.

It was so refreshing to talk with Soraya and see her using the money she makes from the bracelets to invest in her and her family’s future. From what she shared with me, it is apparent that she truly appreciates the value of the money she and her husband work so very hard to earn. Soraya makes smart choices and has sound judgment.
Her husband brought up the idea of taking a loan out at the bank to help with the building costs so they could finish the house sooner. This is a trap so many people fall into here, banks and businesses and retailers all offering such low monthly payments you can’t help but believe you’re getting an amazing deal. Then, when you don’t budget your money right, or you lose your job, or you use the money to take your child to the hospital, the bills started getting higher, the payments pile up, and you lose what you’ve been working so hard to get.
Soraya told her husband that as much as she wanted the house finished as soon as possible, she just couldn’t let the bank own her new house before she got a chance to make a life in it.

“Day by day we’re struggling to build this house, but it’s all worth it. Once it’s finished it will be completely ours…that’s a feeling we haven’t had yet but we can’t wait to experience!”

I hope this is an inspiration to you as you support me, my ministry…when you buy a bracelet and see the picture of the woman who lovingly crafted your piece…
Lives are being changed! The future is becoming brighter for so many of the women and their beautiful, growing families.

I am so grateful to every single kind heart who has shown interest in Finding Hope’s ministry and believes in the work we are doing here in El Porvenir.

Please consider contributing to the last $600 we need to finish a campaign to build a roof over the Beading Workshop in the Women and Children’s Center. If you support financially, please share the campaign with your friends and family! Thanks in advance!

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Finding Hope Honduras!!

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If you haven’t been noticing my little hints lately, I’m so excited to announce that…

I’m moving to Honduras!!

As most of you know, I have been looking to move from Nicaragua to a new mission/organization to follow the dreams the Lord has put on my heart about caring for His little babes.

I appreciate the great information and contacts I’ve received from all of you, helping me along and telling me about different places you know about.

While I was praying about and checking into every one of these resources, a really fantastic girl named Katlyn contacted me after reading my blog with some really exciting information about her organization she started in the town of El Porvenir, La Ceiba, Honduras! I met Katlyn when she was traveling around Nicaragua and came to New Song to check out places where she wanted to be long-term.

She sent me a message talking about the things she’s doing in the community and about the Women and Children Center she’s working on starting…and it was so clear that this is where I was supposed to be.
We have really similar passions and hearts for Women, Children, and Community. I love that I’ve found someone who really shares my love for being part of the community wherever you live – taking on their triumphs, struggles, victories, and heartache as your own.

Here’s some info from her website, Finding Hope, which I would really encourage you to check out!

“Finding hope is about giving a deserving community a chance to thrive, connecting with local families and loving children. It is about a passion to serve and give back.”

Katlyn started a Womens Beading program to help some of the local women earn some income for their families:

“Unemployment, unfortunately, affects many families in El Porvenir. Finding Hope is working to address this issue. Currently located in two neighborhoods, we run a beading program aimed at empowering and encouraging women to provide incomes for their families.

Most of the women in this program are unemployed, many raising several kids on their own. Through our bead work program, these women are able to use resources readily available and turn them into beautiful pieces of work. By using recycled old magazines, they are able to make beautiful beads and bracelets. This becomes much more than a simple piece of paper. They are now able to buy food, medicine, school supplies and more necessities for their family.

One hundred percent of the profits of each product sold goes directly to the woman who made the bracelet. We invite you to please join us in our mission by purchasing a bracelet and help us in eradicating poverty.”

The city has donated land to Katlyn and she has been able to build the foundation of the Center so far from donations that have been generously given to her organization.
I’m excited to be a part of helping build this place from (literally) the ground up!

Currently, my plans are:

  • Make a month-long trip to Nicaragua to say my goodbyes and tie up loose ends from the middle of February to the middle of March.
  • Come back to the States and fund-raise the monthly support to live and work in Honduras.
  • Hopefully move down there before the summer starts (May/June-ish).

What YOU can do to help!

  • Money’s going to be really tight to make the trip to Nicaragua, but it really needs to be made, especially because I left most of my belongings there and I need to transport them back.
    If you would be able to financially contribute to this trip, I would really appreciate it!
    (Donation information is always at the bottom of my blogs or on the side of my blog as well)
  • Pray for this transition and all the changes that I will be making!
  • Have me come speak (or sing!) at your event, small group, church, youth group, club, etc. about my mission and where I’m going next. Consider sponsoring me as a group and getting signed up for my blog/e-mail updates!
  • Prayerfully consider becoming a monthly supporter of my work down in Honduras.
    I am planning on being there indefinitely, until the Lord has me leave.
    Your financial support is crucial to me being able to afford the (LOW) cost of living in Honduras to be able to work on ministry with these beautiful women and children.

Thank you forever and always for your super encouraging emotional/spiritual/financial support!
I am indebted to each and every one of you who has sent me an e-mail of sweet words, come out to any of my events, read and shared this blog, donated whatever you could…
You all are seriously fantastic.

PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you might have about absolutely anything! I will do my best to answer!

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!”
Luke 1:45 NIV

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Thank you for your continued support of the journey God’s put me on! If you would like to see pictures, feel free to add me on FaceBook. They upload faster on there. If you feel led to make a donation, there are a few ways you can go about that:

1. Write a check and send to Life Church. Make check out to Life Church, put Haille Krieg in the memo line, and send to 7001 Haggerty Rd, Canton MI 48187

2. Send money electronically through Life Church’s PayPal account. You can find that here: http://www.lifechurchcanton.org/#/about-life/financial-contributions. Make sure you specify that it’s for Haille Krieg.

3. Set up an Elexio account to have an amount taken out of your bank account each month. Log into Elexio Pulse https://lifechurch.elexiopulse.com and click on the “My Giving” link to the far right, you’ll see not only your history in giving, you’ll see a large link in the upper left that says “click here to Give Online”.  If you don’t have an Elexio account you will go to the above link and click on “need an account?” and follow the prompts.

All donations are tax deductible, which is one of the reasons for me going through my church. Life Church does send out donation statements for your tax purposes

 

Fund Raising Opportunity for the Ladies! Jewelry!!

Hey Ladies!!!
TODAY!! THEY’RE CLOSING OUT THE SHOW TOMORROW!!

I have a great fund-raising opportunity where you can help me make my trip back to Nicaragua for a month to say my goodbyes and then help me start raising the money for my next plans….moving to Honduras!

Last night my friend Caitlin hosted a Lia Sophia party at her house with a incredibly kind woman named Susan who decided to donate half her profits of the sales to my cause.

You can go to this site: www.liasophia.com/lovemyjob
Click on browse our jewelry.
Then put Caitlin Padgett in as the hostess!
Lia Sophia has beautiful, classy, long-lasting jewelry that they refund you for if something happens to it.
They also have some really great clearance sales going on!!!

I would so appreciate if you placed an order and helped out in this little way if you can!

It’s an awesome way of supporting me and this wonderful lady who decided to help me out after just one conversation about my mission, and also getting something sweet for yourself!!!

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June 2013 Update

IMG_2692Welcome to the beautiful month of June in Nicaragua!
We are now full on into rainy season! So let the mud baths and drenching bicycle rides begin.

This picture above perfectly describes this month for me. OK, I know that was a long shot, but just bear with me…I’ll explain.
I am in a place of waiting right now – waiting expectantly.
Here, Esmerelda, Delila, Julissa, and I are waiting for Maykeling to get some tasty Guayaba out of the tree for us.
In my life, I can see the fruit that God has for me, I see Him preparing it and getting ready to release it, but I’m waiting for the perfect time. Actually, God’s waiting for the perfect time to give it to me and I am resting in His promise that He will be faithful.

If you know me at all, you know I am not the best at having patience. I don’t like surprises if someone tells me beforehand, and I really just enjoy things happening in the moment, spontaneously. It’s hard for me to hear things and then be told to wait.
I admit it, I’m a child.

And in my childish ways I fail to see the ways that God is trying to work in these times of waiting. I miss that He’s just trying to sit and talk with me, comfort me, encourage me, wrap me in His arms of love.
So I have given up with trying to have my way, trying to cajole and plead for Him to just give it to me – NOW!
I have spent the last month praying for God to fill me up in this time.
I have been filled with His presence and soaked up His goodness.

Now I am asking God to satisfy this craving of mine for these things to start happening.
I am asking for Him to start fulfilling these promises.
I will wait.
I will wait as long as it takes, but I am praying prayers of readiness. Equip me O God, I am ready to get into the battle.

So that’s what’s been going on in my life personally since I’ve been back.
The other things are mainly getting transitioned back to living here. Us missionaries moved to a little house right outside the village of Candelaria, we now live in Las Palmeras.
It is wonderful, I have my own room, it’s painted bright yellow, and I have WINDOWS. It’s hard not being so close to people at night, I used to really love being able to go and sit at someone’s house until about 10 or 11pm, just having great conversation…but this is how things are now, and I am content. I am convinced God has the best for me. Pray for us as we figure out the dynamics of transportation, additional expenses, relationships, and finishing the last building projects at the house.

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IMG_2687Our Panaderia is in full force! They are making loads of bread everyday and selling every last bit. I can’t wait to see them turn a profit and expand! It is a blessing to see God working in the new businesses we’re starting. There are only more good things to come!

IMG_2756Here we are at our Mother’s Day service at church! This holiday is extremely important and celebrated here. These mothers are amazing and work so hard for their family! The youth planned a whole night to celebrate them. It included worship, a teaching, games, gifts, dancing, and more. This game was for moms who had daughters in the youth group to try and guess which girl was their daughter with a blindfold on, only touching their face. It was hilarious! We know that parenting is hard in the village life, there are situations that are unavoidable, but we are so proud of the moms in our community that choose to be different. The moms who choose to love their children unconditionally and pray for them in all situations. They are important leaders in the village of Candelaria!

IMG_2767On our way to a special service in Santa Matilde. This is a typical truck ride, filled to the brim with people. Carolyn who is pictured with me is one of our summer interns! She is so sweet and hilarious, with a real heart for children and loving people.

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IMG_2794This was one of my favorite days this week! Darling Rosa heard that I love piglets, so invited me to her house to hold them and love them and take pictures. So we did that, and then I found out she also had baby puppies and baby ducklings as well! After I got done snuggling the loveys, Rosa informed me that her daughter’s pig was pregnant, and I HAD to go see it because it’s humongous.
It was enormous. Pregnant with at least 10 piglets.
And then we went for a tour of all the houses that she knew that had pigs.
She gets me! She is the only one who understand my love for pigs!
It’s great.

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Thank you for your continued support of the journey God’s put me on! If you would like to see pictures, feel free to add me on FaceBook. They upload faster on there. If you feel led to make a donation, there are a few ways you can go about that:

1. Write a check and send to Life Church. Make check out to Life Church, put Haille Krieg in the memo line, and send to 7001 Haggerty Rd, Canton MI 48187

2. Send money electronically through Life Church’s PayPal account. You can find that here: http://www.lifechurchcanton.org/#/about-life/financial-contributions. Make sure you specify that it’s for Haille Krieg.

3. Set up an Elexio account to have an amount taken out of your bank account each month. Log into Elexio Pulse https://lifechurch.elexiopulse.com and click on the “My Giving” link to the far right, you’ll see not only your history in giving, you’ll see a large link in the upper left that says “click here to Give Online”.  If you don’t have an Elexio account you will go to the above link and click on “need an account?” and follow the prompts.

All donations are tax deductible, which is one of the reasons for me going through my church. Life Church does send out donation statements for your tax purposes.

 

Just had to get a little wandering out of the way first…

Hey friends and you dear supporters, 

Just want to say…

THANK YOU.

Thank you for putting  up with me as I’ve been jumping around different ministries, trying to find the right fit.

I’ve tried English Classes, Piano Lessons, Prayer Ministry, and a million other things in between.

I was searching so desperately to find where I was supposed to be, where God could be using me the best.
It was exhausting.

But it’s over for the moment.

I really feel at peace with where I’m at and what my schedule’s like right now.
Want to know where I’m at ministry-wise? I’m pretty excited about it all!

Santa Matilde

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Hanging out with some of my Santa Matilde loves – Griselda and her darling baby Glaysi
Photo Credit: Lisa Smith

I’ve posted about it before…Santa Matilde’s one of our outreach villages. I had been going once a week for English classes but had to stop those for awhile with scheduling conflicts. Cadence has come to take over that, which is awesome because she’s an incredibly gifted and exciting teacher, but my heart is still there. I haven’t wanted to leave because I feel such a pull. I’m hoping to write a blog in the near future more about my heart for this place because I have a lot of thoughts and feelings about it.
Basically, it is a village that is being pulled down by darkness, discouragement, secrets, abuse, drugs, violence, and unimaginable sadness. But the beauty of it all is that Santa Matilde is OPEN. They are ready for a change and there are small signs that it could really happen.
I see so much hope.
I will be going once a week with my dear friend Rosita to visit and pray for families. Our original focus was going to be women, and it still is, but we’re also feeling called to a few specific families that just are in desperate need of encouragement.
So that’s my Friday! It takes up a good chunk of time since we bike there…which I love!

Sunday School

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My sweet Sunday School class
Photo Credit: Lisa Smith

I cannot get enough of the precious Pre-school loves here. They are my favorite age group to work with, in the way that I can work with them what I do best…nurturing. I am NOT gifted in classroom teaching…leading…that kind of thing. But small children? They’re perfect. They just want and need to be loved. They need to know they have a big Daddy who is looking out for them and loves them no matter what, and wants to take care of them and is always with them, no matter the scary situations that are happening in their houses. They are my heart.
I have joined Sunday School as a full-fledged teacher of the Pre-school class. It’s a good time. A crazy time, but so much fun!

Worship

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Leading worship with Brandon and Kenia

This has always been my main reason for coming down here to Nicaragua. It’s my heart of hearts, my most intense passion, the greatest love of mine. I really had no idea what I was going to do with it though! As I’ve settled  in and found more of my place, my gifts and talents have figured themselves out and just kind of settled into a routine. Saturdays, we have staff worship, and Brandon and I lead that every week. Here’s an example of it! We’ve also been leading worship at our Sunday night church services with a couple youth, mainly Kenia and Christian. It’s been a great opportunity to get to know them better and to help them grow where they’re gifted. I’m excited for one day to be able to sit and enjoy worship as the youth lead it all by themselves. That’s the goal! At the moment, they still want me to sing with them, which I’m absolutely glad to do. Our favorite song is “El Nos Ama”, which is the Spanish version of “How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan. 

Those are the 3 main things I am concentrating on, praying for, and believing in. I still have my relationships with youth that I love to spend time on and I am always up for visiting for new people. Also, I do the grocery-shopping for our New Song family, which completely satisfies the domestic house-wife part of me. It’s great, I feel like a mom. I love it. In addition, I have started accompanying a couple kids to the village Pre-school two days a week to pick up on some methods of teaching that age range and also to get to know the families with children of that age. All this is for future plans that I will try to update you all on soon, but I’d rather not say anything until some things are more final.

A little reminder, I am in the States until May 20th and I would love to meet up and discuss all of this more in depth and get connected in any new ways that are available. Read how you can help me out in more ways than just donating HERE.

Thank you for your continued support of the journey God’s put me on! If you would like to see pictures, feel free to add me on FaceBook. They upload faster on there. If you feel led to make a donation, there are a few ways you can go about that:

1. Write a check and send to Life Church. Make check out to Life Church, put Haille Krieg in the memo line, and send to 7001 Haggerty Rd, Canton MI 48187

2. Send money electronically through Life Church’s PayPal account. You can find that here: http://www.lifechurchcanton.org/#/about-life/financial-contributions. Make sure you specify that it’s for Haille Krieg.

3. Set up an Elexio account to have an amount taken out of your bank account each month. Log into Elexio Pulse https://lifechurch.elexiopulse.com and click on the “My Giving” link to the far right, you’ll see not only your history in giving, you’ll see a large link in the upper left that says “click here to Give Online”.  If you don’t have an Elexio account you will go to the above link and click on “need an account?” and follow the prompts.

All donations are tax deductible, which is one of the reasons for me going through my church. Life Church does send out donation statements for your tax purposes.

February 2013 Photo Blog

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A sweet picture of Kenia & Christian, two of the youth.

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The Vega Family is building a new house on their property and I try to come over and help out whenever I can. It is incredible how fast Gato is building this almost entirely by himself!

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My best friend, Rosita. I have more fun with this girl than anyone else!

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Loving my Nicaragua life, walking back from visiting the new houses. (Photo thanks to Brandon Cobb)

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Leading staff worship with Brandon. (Photo thanks to Timothy Rivers)

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One of the things the Vega family likes to do while this construction is going on is laying out all the bricks, putting a tarp over it all, and sleeping on it at night. Rosita and I tried to do it but didn’t make it the whole night…it wasn’t even slightly comfortable but we did have a hilarious time.

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The result of a mud fight with Gato and Rosita. This was my FOURTH shower of that day. I normally take 2-3 showers a day, just to try and rinse all the sweat off and freshen up.

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With two of my favorite girls, Rosita and Junieth in their school uniforms. (Photo thanks to Lisa Smith)

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Planned Friday night game night for the first time! Jose helped out so much, he did most of the work! And even after all the games we planned, the youth still wanted to just play “Steal the bacon”.

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At this time of the year, the people at Ingenio are burning the sugar cane fields (it’s part of the processing). It’s something to see, for sure, especially since we live so close. This however, was an accident, and the fire was super close. Made for an interesting view anyway!

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In Leon for our days off, and they finally finished re-doing the central park! It is beautiful and open, but a lot less crowded without all the vendors.

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My new favorite thing to do, help out with the preschool sunday school class. Rosita who teaches it has been letting me take over more and more things each week so I can start to share teaching responsibilities. (Photo thanks to Lisa Smith)

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English class in Candelaria. I promise they actually like me and we have a good time! They really love English, seriously!

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Our beautiful new kitchen, thanks to Finish the Wall. This is the window where they’ll be selling stuff from the restaurant and bakery.

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Family dinner night with my beautiful Lisa Smith. All of us went out but Lisa and I looked good, so we needed a picture 🙂

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A sweet, precious note and drawing that Juanita made for me in the last page of my journal. Lisa is their mama, but they call me their “second mama”. I love it. I can’t actually express in words how much I love it.

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AND this photo blog would not be complete without how I started February. By running into a tree and cutting my eyelid open and scratching up my face. I looked gooooood, let me tell you.

Thank you for your continued support of the journey God’s put me on! If you would like to see pictures, feel free to add me on FaceBook. They upload faster on there. If you feel led to make a donation, there are a few ways you can go about that:

1. Write a check and send to Life Church. Make check out to Life Church, put Haille Krieg in the memo line, and send to 7001 Haggerty Rd, Canton MI 48187

2. Send money electronically through Life Church’s PayPal account. You can find that here: http://www.lifechurchcanton.org/#/about-life/financial-contributions. Make sure you specify that it’s for Haille Krieg.

3. Set up an Elexio account to have an amount taken out of your bank account each month. Log into Elexio Pulse https://lifechurch.elexiopulse.com and click on the “My Giving” link to the far right, you’ll see not only your history in giving, you’ll see a large link in the upper left that says “click here to Give Online”.  If you don’t have an Elexio account you will go to the above link and click on “need an account?” and follow the prompts.

All donations are tax deductible, which is one of the reasons for me going through my church. Life Church does send out donation statements for your tax purposes.

 

Support Letter! Please read and pray!

DISCLAIMER: I realize that a lot of people are not in a place where they can make a donation. I appreciate your prayers more than anything that all the funding would come together and that God would be preparing my heart for what’s to come.

Hello Friends and Family,

I wrote a letter a while back when I was trying to fund-raise for my 4 month missions trip to Nicaragua, and just wanted to update you on what happened, or if you’re hearing about this for the first time, let you know what’s going on in my life lately. The trip was absolutely fantastic. My team and I were able to grow as a family and as individuals, and then minister to the poverty-stricken Nicaraguans. I learned an incredible amount about my relationship with God and what He wants for my life. As you might remember, I was going on the trip to confirm that I wanted to pursue full-time ministry as a missionary. My trip has made me completely sure of this and has led me to making the next step in that dream.

While in Nicaragua, my team worked with various ministries. The last of them being an organization called New Song Mission Nicaragua. New Song is a small church in the village of Candelaria, a village filled with extremely poor people who are stuck in the vicious cycle of poverty. You’re born into a world with no hope, no future, and you can’t do anything about it. What New Song is doing is bringing HOPE and JOY into these peoples’ lives. Their biggest outreach is toward the youth in the community. They are passionate about calling them in to the greatness God has created them for, raising them up as leaders, and then letting them take over the leadership positions in the church and its different ministries. In May of 2012 I applied for a year-long internship with them and got accepted.

My heart and New Song’s completely line up. God has given me a passion for youth and the importance of letting them know their capabilities from being a Christ follower. He has also been growing a huge love for worship in me that I will be sharing by starting a worship ministry. Another outreach I will be doing is making the community of Candelaria my family. I will be going out most days to meet people, see where they need help, or just sit and talk with them. Let them know that they are loved by me because Jesus loves them. The people of Candelaria are hurting inside, searching for something to believe in, and I know that Jesus will fill that empty space.

I want to have my friends and family be a part of my missions trip and let you guys know that where God may plant you, you re still going to make an enormous impact on the world by donating your resources and praying for me. The cost of living for me in Nicaragua is going to be $500 per month. I am going to be there for a year, so that adds up to $6000. New Song has told me that I don’t have to have that total amount when I come, I just need the $500 a month committed. The way it breaks down is if I had 50 people donating $10 a month or 25 people donating $20 a month I would be all set. If you would like to make a donation, you can make your check out to “Life Church” and put my name, Haille Krieg, on the memo line. Their address is 7001 N. Haggerty, Canton, MI 48187. Or, you can donate to their Paypal account here: http://www.lifechurchcanton.org/#/about-life/financial-contributions (just make sure to specify that it’s for my missions trip). Please contact me at haillekrieg@gmail.com if you would like to become a dedicated monthly donor.

I appreciate you taking the time to read this and being a part of my life. I would not have the confidence and preparedness to make this big step in my life without the support and encouragement of my friends and family. If you would like to hear more about my experience or more about what I’ll be doing when I go back, feel free to contact me! Thanks in advance for your prayers and financial support!

LOVE, Haille

Eating ice cream with the cutest baby in all of Nicaragua

 

Trusting is about believing those promises!!

I am always open for prayer requests and praises. I am a big believer in community, and I believe one of the ways God brings people together is through prayer. Lately, a lot of the requests for prayer that I’ve received have been for trust in God. Trusting that He will provide and that He will not let His children down. I think this is something that probably every Christian struggles with every now and again, perhaps more often than that. I know I have! Plenty of times! Honestly, even when He has shown me time and time again that He’s got control and He’s taking care of me.

So basically, we start to doubt God and his abilities. That’s when scripture is in desperate need.

I’ve compiled a nice little selection of some of my favorite verses about trust. Of what He promises us if we trust Him! First, here is a verse about promises:

2 Peter 1:3-4 (The Voice)

“His divine power has given us everything we need to experience life and to reflect God’s true nature through the knowledge of the One who called us by His glory and virtue. Through these things, we have received God’s great and valuable promises, so we might escape the corruption of worldly desires and share in the divine nature.”

So. Take heart. You have received ALL, that means every single one of God’s promises. He is perfect, and He will always fulfill those promises. I know I go on and on about this all the time, but seriously! It’s a big deal. I know I’ve had a lot of experiences where people, as humans, don’t or just can’t make good on their promises. It’s so special when someone cares about you enough to keep to their promises.

Just read these next verses and revel in the amazing love of the equally amazing God that it comes from! I hope a smile starts to spread over your face when you realize there is someone who really cares and really wants to explode, transform, perfect your life.

2 Corinthians 3:4-6 (The Voice)

“This is the kind of confidence we have in and through the Anointed toward our God. Don’t be mistaken; in and of ourselves we know we have little to offer, but any competence or value we have comes from God. Now God has equipped us to be capable servants of the new covenant, not by authority of the written law which only brings death, but by the Spirit who brings life.”

Nahum 1:7 (NIRV)

“The Lord is good. When people are in trouble, they can go to Him for safety. He takes good care of those who trust in Him.”

Psalm 9:10 (LEB)

“And those who know your name will trust in you, for you do not forsake those who seek you, O Yahweh.”

Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)

“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”

Psalm 37:5-6 (ESV)

“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in Him and He will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday.”

Psalm 62:8 (NLV)

“Trust in Him at all times, O People. Pour out your heart before Him. God is a safe place for us.”

Please, take me up on my offer of prayer requests! I’d love to know what’s goin’ on in all y’alls lives and how I can be lifting you up to Daddy. He likes to share things with me about you guys, what He sees in you and how wonderful you are to Him. Just send me a message on Facebook or e-mail me at haillekrieg@gmail.com

If you could just be praying for me about fund-raising…it’s going kind of slow! I’m at about $300, which I am so thankful to God for helping me raise. However, I’m looking at needing to raise $9,700 more! So prayers would be so appreciated for that. If you can’t help out financially, I absolutely understand and I just appreciate all the encouragement I’ve been getting! I have the best friends and family! And even complete strangers who have just the most precious hearts.

Remember, you can always donate at any time by clicking the Paypal Donate button on the right side of my blog. You can also send cash and checks to:

Haille Krieg
32925 Lyndon St.
Livonia, MI 48154

Also, I would love for you to share this with your friends, family, Facebook, Twitter…whatever you can think of! I love connecting with people who are interested in this, other missionaries, friends of friends, people who just feel led by the Spirit to share encouragement, people I can encourage…anyone. I really…I just love people, ok? 🙂

Thanks for all your continued support and prayers!

Te Amo Con Todo Mi Corazon ❤

Mi Padre in Nicaragua, Juan Carlos!

 

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Here is a handy little button for you to make an easy and fast donation to me for my missions trip to Nicaragua. From now on, it will be on the side of my blog as well.

If you’d rather make a cash or check donation, you can mail that to me at:

Haille Krieg
32925 Lyndon St.
Livonia, MI 48154

As of now, I have raised $25 out of $10,000. I really need your help both financially and prayerfully! If  you are not in a place where you can support me financially, I would love if you could share a link to this blog on Facebook, Twitter, or whatever you can think of. And of course, prayers are going to be the biggest help.

THANK YOU so much for all of your support. It means the world to me, and gets me even more stoked to return to the beautiful place I have come to call home.

Bracelets for Nicaragua!

In my last post, I talked about starting to fund-raise.

Here is my first project!

While in Nicaragua, I was taught by these wonderful people how to make some really awesome bracelets. My friend Yahaira taught me to make those ones with the diamonds.

There was this great store in Leon that sold really good string. It’s waxed and very strong so these bracelets will last years and years.

I’m selling them for $8 each, with all the proceeds going towards my next trip to Nicaragua.

Here are the ones I have currently made:


Let me know if you are interested in buying one of these! If you like one of these patterns but want different colors, let me know and I will make it. The colors I have are: green, gold, pink, purple, dark blue, turqoise, and beige. Keep checking back for new pictures because I will update this as bracelets are sold and made.

Send me an e-mail at haillekrieg@gmail.com or message me on Facebook.

Feel free to share this with your friends/family!

AND Thank you from the bottom of my heart.