Friday, April 1, 2011

The Ultimate Blog Party 2011!

Ultimate Blog Party 2011

Welcome those of you who are joining us from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011! For those of you who don't know what this is, click on the button above to check it out. It's a great way to get to know other people in the blog realm and get exposure for your blog! Now for those who are new to this blog, let us introduce ourselves.....

We are the Reeds (Eric, Kristine and Baby Jennavieve) and we feel called to become foreign missionaries for Christ. Specifically we'd love to use our skills as a pilot (Eric) and a teacher (Kristine) to serve others for Christ. Right now we are prepping for a technical evaluation with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) April 18-29th. That's right...in two weeks! Through this evaluation we'll find out whether they'd like us to serve with their mission agency. We've been working specifically towards this goal for the past five years so it's a huge time in our lives. :) We'd love it if you'd pray for God's will regarding this. We place it entirely in HIS hands.


I'm sure you'd love to know more about us! Well you now know that Kristine has a teaching degree and Eric has his pilot's license. (Above photo was taken while Kristine was pregnant.) On September 12, 2010 we had a baby girl named Jennavieve Elizabeth. You can read about it on our family blog This Little Life in Mine! She's got a great personality and is quite adventurous. Which should serve her well if God wills for us to serve overseas! Right now Kristine is a stay-at-home momma and Eric works full time as a software engineer for an aviation gps company. :) Here are some pictures of our little love:

Over the years God's allowed Kristine to take a few mission trips. She's been to Esperanza, BC, San Francisco's tenderloin district and Nicaragua to name a few. Eric was able to go to Mexico with a church youth group and serve there. We both had the opportunity to go to check out what Mission Aviation Fellowship does in Quito and Shell Ecuador. It was a great trip and helped solidify our desire to serve with them. Here are some pictures of our trips:


In case some of you are unfamiliar with MAF, they use aviation and technology to reach people for Christ. For example, when the disaster struck in Haiti, they were already there in the country. They were able to set up satellite communications, evacuate people in remote areas, do air ambulance work, fly supplies into remote areas and also fly humanitarian crews in to help some of the worst struck areas. You can read more about MAF's vital role serving Christ in Haiti on their website here. They provide a vital service in many countries this way.
Imagine you were injured in the middle of the jungle. Your choices are riding in a canoe up a river for several days, trekking through a dangerous jungle for multiple days or you could take a short flight to a hospital. Which would you choose? Right...unless you were delirious... the airplane choice sounds the best! :) But...how would you let the airplane know you wanted them to come? Well MAF solves this too by helped to establish satellite communications in remote areas so missionaries and aid workers can communicate with the outside world. Amazing eh? You can probably see why we want to join this agency to continue this important work. MAF does this and much much more. Please check them out at their website at http://www.maf.org/home .

Hmmm....what else can we add here for fun? Kristine LOVES to cook so maybe a recipe? Here's one of her go-to recipes found on Allrecipes.com. Photo by Manda taken off the Allrecipes.com site.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth
  • 1 (10 ounce) can chunk chicken
  • 1 (15 ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers, drained

Directions

  1. Open the cans of corn, chicken broth, chunk chicken, black beans, and diced tomatoes with green chilies. Pour everything into a large saucepan or stock pot. Simmer over medium heat until chicken is heated through.

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See it's super easy! She loves making lots of recipes but these days because of the little one it's hard to find time to make the detailed ones. We invite you to check out the recipe above. Kristine didn't create the recipe, but she uses it a lot.

Finally, what would our blog be without a bible verse to send you on your way! Here's a little encouragement: Philippians 4:19 "..and my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. "

How wonderful it is to have a God that knows what we are going through and will help us out in His own way and in His own timing? It's fabulous! No matter how tough it gets, God is there for us. Praise God for that! If you are interested, we'd love for you to follow our journey! On the left you can click to follow via Google Friend Connect, Networked Blogs or Subscribe via blogger. Also you can add our button to your blog too if you like us a lot! :)


Blessings to you and yours,
Eric, Kristine and Jennavieve Reed

15 comments:

Julie Arduini said...

You have my prayers. What a wonderful ministry, I know my husband dreams of having a pilot's license one day.

You have a beautiful family. God's richest blessings to each of you as you face this evaluation!

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Thanks for visiting from UBP11. It's great that you both want to serve in such a great way. :)

Tina Hollenbeck said...

Hi, Kristine. I'm stopping over from the UBP - I'm #73 (Being Made New - http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com) on the Christian list. My husband does short-term missions in addition to his day-job, and I have been on a handful of trips myself. Hope you might stop by my place this week. :^)

BTW, your daughter is precious!

Ashley Pichea said...

What a cutie! Praying for your MAF candidacy!

Glad to have "met" you through the UBP!

Visit me at: L.I.F.E. by Ashley Pichea
~living intentionally by faith everyday~

Crissyanna said...

HI! Stopping by from the UBP! It was great meeting you today. I'll be praying that these coming weeks are what you're called to pursue. Your daughter is adorable (and is giving me severe baby lust...we've got two preschool daughters and hope for more little blessings)

Mrs. Gertha said...

Hi Kristine, Thank you for following my blog! Your family is such a blessing to others. Nice to meet you(:

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

Lovely to meet you, Kristine, through UBP. I am a missionary kid and raised missionary kids. You have chosen an organization that has a great reputation. I pray the candidacy program meets your needs.

Fondly,
Glenda

Gg - Notes on the Journey #269

Jessica Heights said...

It's wonderful to meet you...your little girl is very sweet!

Beverly said...

What a wonderful vision you have! May God bless you as you work for His kingdom :-) Thank you for stopping by my blog, so glad we "met!"

Jennifer said...

What a neat mission! I pray that God will work out all the details for your beautiful family. Stopping by today from UBP!

Marci said...

I pray that God shows Himself clearly on this ministry opportunity. Thanks for stopping by our blog.

Jacquie said...

Thanks for visiting my site with the UBP! What a beautiful calling God has placed on your family's life! Many blessings on you as you seek to follow His will.

kelli said...

Wow, what a story and inspiration. You definitely have my prayers. You have a beautiful family. I hope that we can keep in touch and learn more of your travels as you and your family become missionaries. God Bless you.

Kelli - http://www.ladyofthebarn.com

Lynn said...

Hi! I am visiting from UBP11 and am happy to meet you! What an awesome ministry you have! I have subscribed and will keep your sweet family in my prayers. God bless you!
Lynn@tickledpinklife.com

Liz said...

Kristine, you have a precious family!
May God continue to lead you and your family during this time- how exciting!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I'm following your blog now!