Monday, April 27, 2009

Commissioned and Sent off!

Last Sunday I had the privilege of being officially "sent out" into the mission field.  It was a great time for my church family to come around me, pray for me, love on me, and officially send me off.

Here are a few pictures....

My table in the lobby - where I met many new friends and was blessed beyond comprehension!!  I went from 58% funded on my startup costs to just under 100% in less than 12 hours!  I was left speechless and amazed at God's provision!

Some of my handouts/pics

The 7 pm services sends me out!

So....What next??  

I have 4 weeks left in California!!  In that time I need to sell my car, sell my remaining possessions, continue to fundraise, finish out my school year with my students, and say goodbye to my friends and family!

My biggest need right now is my monthly finances.  My goal is to be 90% in the next 4 weeks...I am at 58%.  If you can commit to a monthly financial gift please visit: and become a part of my financial sending team!!  

Sunday, April 19, 2009

You Are Invited!

You are invited!

Dinner & Fundraiser
Lena's Ministry in Uganda

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Time: 5:30pm

The Houlihan House
4060 Summershade Ln
Moorpark, CA 93021

To help Lena raise money for her long term missionary service in Uganda, E. Africa

RSVP to Lena by May 1st, 2009

**Guests Welcome: 
Feel Free To Forward this Evite to Your Friends & Family!

Cash, Check and Credit Donations will be accepted onsite.  
All Donations are Tax-Deductible !

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Lizards, Turtles & Snakes...Oh My!

No, no...I am not in Africa yet BUT I did get to have some fun with reptiles this week!

It was pretty cool because we saw reptiles from all over the globe...Africa, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, & North America just to name a few.

Monday, April 13, 2009

A busy week...

This week is going to be BUSY~

Pray for me!

I am speaking to two community groups this week, sharing my ministry with them and asking them to join with me both prayerfully and financially.

I also have the opportunity to share my ministry video with my home church this upcoming Sunday and have a table in the lobby to chat with people. Pray that while I won't get to speak to everyone (there are approx 4000 people at my church) that they will still get a glimpse of my heart and get excited about what God is doing in Uganda!

I am also super excited this week because two of my new friends from the NMSI training in Florida are coming into town! Pray that we will just enjoy each other's company before we all head off to places around the world!

Thanks for your prayers!

Have a great week~

Friday, April 10, 2009

Save the Date!!

There will be a dinner & fundraiser for my ministry in Uganda on May 9th.

Please save the date!

More details to follow!

Car for Sale - $8500 here's my last big thing to sell before I leave...pass the word!

-Dark blue 2002 Volkswagen Jetta
-4 Cylinder
-4 door sedan
-tinted windows
-CD player / Tape Player / AM FM Radio
-Alloy Wheels
-74,000 miles
-Has extended warranty until 2010
-Gray cloth interior-good condition
- has a few light scratches in the paint
-Cruise Control
-Power Windows
-Power Doors
-Clean Record!

Serious Inquires Only! Contact Lena at: or 818-357-0070

Monday, April 6, 2009

How can God love me this much!?

I am blown away by God and His goodness!

Tonight my one-time support jumped from being at 24% to 44%!

I stand amazed at how God is using His body of believers to rally behind me and send me off!

God continually amazes me each and every week in the provision and watch care over me!

I am so blessed to know Him, to know His kindness, and to know His unfailing love!

All I can do is get on my knees and praise His Holy Name!

Thank you Father for Your Grace, I am truly humbled by Your love for me!

I can never repay You for Your kindness but I pray that each and every step I take brings glory and honor to You and You alone!

I am left speechless by You...Thank You from the bottom of my heart!