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Where’s Marti? Speaking and Travel Schedule, Winter 2014

Posted by on January 9, 2014 in mission trips, missions, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Photo © Grace Harken, 2013.

Photo © Grace Harken, 2013.

For me, 2013 ended with no wild celebration. But it didn’t end with a cry or whimper, either. 2013 finished with a cough as I found myself in the throes of bronchitis.

Now, more than a week into 2014, I’m still coughing, but healing. I don’t get sick often, but this illness and accompanying prescriptions makes me more grateful than ever for good health.

So what am I up to in 2014? Every once in a while, I use a blog post to share my calendar. So here’s where you can find me (and what you can find me doing) for the first few months of the new year. I covet your prayers and, of course, would love to have you join me at any of these events:

January 16-19: Shelby Kennedy Foundation, Wilmington, Ohio 

January 28: Stephen Ministers, Asbury United Methodist Church, Maitland, Florida; teaching on prayer

January 24-25: Finish Well Conference, Sanford, Florida; Teaching on “Preparing for the SATs” and “Cultivating a Heart for the World.” 

February 26-March 2: Florida Christian Writers Conference, Leesburg, FL; Representing Sisterhood magazine, serving as conference chaplain, and teaching on “How 2 Write 4 Teens.”

March 5:  Wednesday Night Live, Asbury United Methodist Church, Maitland, Florida: teaching on “Stewardship of Words: Prayer”

Right now, July  seems far away, but I also want to share that July 5-20, I’ll again travel with Susie Shellenberger and Never the Same Missions as the Sisterhood magazine writer for the Never the Same missions trip. This year, we’re headed to beautiful Costa Rica!

I’ve had the privilege of going with this group to Guatemala, Ecuador, Panama, and Peru, and I look forward to seeing the great things God does with us in Costa Rica. If you’re a teen (guy or girl) or the parent/grandparent/friend of a teen, consider yourself invited! Click here for all the details. We do our training in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and then travel to Costa Rica for about ten days. It’s a powerful, wonderful, life-changing time.

For more information, check out my articles about two previous trips: “Journal Times Two: More Than Enough” (Ecuador 2012); and “Postcards from Peru” (Peru 2013). This year’s trip will have the same basic format but in a different country with deep needs and wonderful ministry possibilities.

These missions trips mark some of my personal and professional highlights for the past few years, and I’d LOVE to have you join me.

What’s God doing in you in 2014? Let me know via my “contact” link or in the comments below. And don’t forget to share how I can pray for you, too! 

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