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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

A Letter From Your Daughter in the Philippines


Dear daddy, There aren’t words to thank you enough. Thank you for not only taking your role as a father seriously but for modelling to your daughters what a good husband looks like as well. Finding a man good enough for each of us will be a difficult task when we have you to compare to. Thank you for teaching me, modeling for me, and guiding me in the way I should go. Thank you for ALWAYS being my number one supporter and biggest encourager. I have made a lot of big choices in my life, some good ones and some bad ones but you have never let me feel any less then your beloved daughter despite not always agreeing. One of the biggest choices of my life so far was to move so far away to the Philippines for a few years and honestly it was a scary idea at first. The choices that you have encouraged me to make in my life leading up to this one have prepared me for this decision. Your model of Christ’s love for all people of every tongue and nation of this world has given me the courage and the confidence to seek the Lord’s calling on my own life. Thank you for always being a safe haven full of wisdom, comfort, and always pointing me towards Jesus when I am discouraged or feeling insecure. It is the greatest honor to walk under your covering as my father and as your disciple to further God’s kingdom. I love you so much daddy. Happy Father’s Day! Love your, Gracie
17 y/o first big trip to Malawi, Africa
18th birthday with the coolest dad ever!
Countless trips to Mexico and now Nicaragua :)
21st birthday with the baddest cowboy in town.
22 y/o Mozambique, Africa
23 y/o heading off the Davao, Philippines. See you in 2016 daddyoh!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Adventures of a Called Midwife by Gracie Sales

Thus far, I have been at over 25 births, assisted in over 55 prenatal checkups, drank over 150 cups of coffee, and spent countless hours researching, reading, and compiling tons of information on all things from principles of midwifery, to STI's and pelvic exams, to fetal positions, and infant resuscitation, etc. All this in 5 months. It's hard to believe time is flying by so fast. I am daily reminded of God's calling on my life and feel the overwhelming peace that He has me exactly where He wants me right now. Thank you to everyone who has been supporting me through prayers and finances on this journey.



Please partner with Gracie by prayerfully and financially supporting her!
                                         
                                                            
You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip, please email Info@ReachingtheHungry.org, calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE

Friday, June 12, 2015

Nicaragua Mission's Trip - May 18-26, 2015

Reaching the Hungry partnering with The Father's House to come along side of Missionaries Jaime & Monica Arista at Campo Gonia Ministries in Nicaragua.



Please partner with us, so we can get share God's love in Word & deed!
                                                            
You will receive a tax-deducible receipt. Click on the donation button, or write your check & send it to the following 501(c)3 non-profit organization...  Reaching the Hungry755 Vista Canyon Circle; Vista, CA 92084.

If you are interested in joining us on a future trip calling (760) 523-0777, or click HERE

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Providing Physical & Spiritual Food


Bringing the Good News of the Gospel to the people that work at a dump in Nicaragua...








Thursday, April 30, 2015

God's Peace Surrounded Us in the ER

As we transported to the hospital I watched her face as she clung to her bantay (watcher/caretaker), she looked frightened and confused. The attending midwife explained to her that she needed just a check up from a doctor and it was nothing to worry about quite yet. She barely spoke the Visayan language though so her mother-in-law/bantay translated. When we arrived at the hospital it was a stressful and crowded scene of doctors, nurses, and buntis (pregnant mommas) all looking flustered. She turned and walked out. It took some convincing from her bana (husband) and bantay to coax her pack into the crowded room to wait. With a terrified look on her face she nervously sat. I felt overcome with compassion for and asked the midwife if we could pray. We knelt down and put our hands on her knees and I began to pray out loud in the middle of the crowded ER. As I opened my eyes and looked up at her she cracked a faint smile then looked around. I looked around too and noticed all the buntis were watching us and all seemed to quiet and settle down. God's peace like a wave had come and settled the room. Our patient, though still a bit nervous, looked ready to sit there bravely for her baby.