Thursday, December 17, 2009


it is my first Christmas away from home. yet I am amazed at the amount of blessings that have been poured upon me this holiday season.
I am thankful for the recognition that our God is a big and miraculous God. that he can and will bless those that love him.
I have an amazing family. one that i remember every time i listen to i'll be home for christmas and can't help feeling a bit sad.
an amazing group of friends that know me exactly. that confirm my calling. that pray for me.
An amazing church family that sent gifts, that lifts me up in prayers, that i can call home.

I have a home in Peru. I have a family in Peru.
I have dreams for Peru. I am so blessed to be here.

This christmas I am remembering the many ways I am blessed.

Love Leanne

Friday, December 4, 2009

the desert.

As I start to write this blog I have many thoughts filling my head.
thoughts of confusion, of homesickness, of discouragement.
and yet the one that is overpowering all of those is hope and calling.
The Lord is close to the broken hearted.
The Lord is good.
the Lord is filling me with his joy in turmoil.
I will stand firm in the truth.
I will stand firm in the creator.

there are people that love and pray for me. I was incredibly blessed by christmas packages sent by people in my church back home.
another thing I have realized is how amazing and wise my parents are!

I am learning. and for that I am so thankful even if the process is through sacrifice, through pain and through challenge.