Monthly Archives: June 2012

“CURE GO Team Uganda 2012….”

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I praise God for this team that He has divinely appointed.

Here is the CURE GO Team Uganda 2012….


Shannon
Loganville, GA
GO Team Co-Leader

International House of Prayer, Atlanta

“Some want to live within the sound of church or chapel bell;  I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”. C. T. Studd
“I, The Lord, have called you in righteousness; I will take hold of your hand.  I will keep you and will make you a covenant for the people and a light for the Gentiles, to open eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.” Isaiah 42:6-7

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Ashley
Cabot, Arkansas
GO Team Co-Leader
 
Victory Baptist Church
 
” I heard the voice of the Lord saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then I said, Here I am, SEND ME” – Isaiah 6:8
 
            I can do ALL things through Christ who strenghtens Me. Phillipians 4:13
 
” I have but one candle of life to burn, and I would rather burn it out in a land filled with darkness than a land flooded with light” — John Falconer

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Staci
Chandler, AZ

Mesa Baptist Church

“Jesus called His followers to be a lot of things, but I have yet to find where He warned us to be safe.
We are not called to be safe, we are simply promised that when we are in danger, God is right there with us. 
And there is no better place to be than in His hands.” -Katie Davis 

Colossians 1:10-11 “so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy”

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Caroline
Nashville, TN

Covenant Presbyterian Church, Nashville

“all that shimmers in this world is sure to fade away” -third eye blind

“& live a life of love” -ephesians 5:2

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Sarah
Waynesboro, Va

Blue Ridge Christian Fellowship

   “Everyone may not be good, but there’s always something good in everyone. Never judge anyone shortly because every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.”♥
                            -Oscar Wilde

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11

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Michelle
Ephrata, PA

Alive Church

‘Why blame the dark for being dark?  It is far more helpful to ask why the light isn’t as bright as it could be.’  Rob Bell  

“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever.  Amen!”  Eph. 3:20-21

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Lauren

Philadelphia, PA

Circle of Hope

“But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:
“Awake, Oh Sleeper, 
    rise from the dead, 
    and the glory of God will shine on you.”

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Anne

Bettendorf, IA

Harvest Bible Chapel

1Cor 1:27-29  But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise;  God chose what is week in the world to shame the strong.  God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God.
 
“Words which do not give the light of Christ increase the darkness.”  Mother Theresa

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Payton

Bettendorf, IA

Harvest Bible Chapel

 

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

“112 Lipsticks….”

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Very soon I will leave for Uganda.

I just returned from St. Augustine Beach, and on the way home, my husband and I stopped in Jacksonville to visit with Meagan, a former GO Team member. I love Meagan. My heart SO connected with hers during the weeks we spent together. She just got married! It was great to see her. I believe that when people have a spiritual connection in Christ….then they are always connected.

As we sat at breakfast, she asked me if I was ready to, “Go”.

“Yes,” I replied. “I just need to buy about 100 lipsticks for the women of Gulu.”

“Then you need to come by the house. Someone has given me a box full of lipsticks that cannot be sold in the stores. They are perfect for those women!” Meagan said.

I went by her home and got the box of unused lipsticks and began to open them. The colors were perfect for African skin. I was amazed at how I had a plan to purchase $1.00 lipsticks and the Lord poured out a huge blessing with much more expensive lipsticks!

I put the box in my lap and began to count the lipsticks on the way home…

“112 lipsticks!” I exclaimed to John. “Isn’t that just like the Lord to say, ‘Shannon you have a way for getting the lipsticks for the women, but I have a more excellent way!'”

I couldn’t believe it! Who in the world has 112 lipsticks sitting in a box in their garage? Those that God has a divine appointment with.

Every time I think of a battle I face now, I hear the Lord say, “Don’t you know that if I can give you 112 lipsticks then I can take care of anything? I AM the God of details!”

I am like a child. I still giggle over this and have the biggest smile on my face because of this blessing!

This has ushered a new phrase into our home when asking each other, “how will God do this?”

“112 lipsticks!!”

Just a side note…when I was in Mbarara last year and did hair and makeup for these women…it was amazing to see the transformation on their faces of hopelessness and rejection and being deemed “untouchable” to a smile! As I worked on them, I told them they were BEAUTIFUL! And I told them that no matter what I did to make them beautiful, true beauty comes from the heart. They began to smile.

“3 Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. 4 Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight. 5 For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to adorn themselves.” 1 Peter 3

Pray for me as I share this message again and touch the women of Gulu. My desire is that they will smile as big as I am from knowing that He looks upon them as BEAUTIFUL!