Sunday, September 18, 2016

A New Home

Hi Friends! It's been awhile since I've posted on here. After a long time of thinking about it, I finally decided to separate my photography blog from my personal blog. My new photography blog isn't done yet, and with fall photo shoot season in full swing, and my brother getting married next week, it might be awhile. But, in the meantime, my personal blog is up and running with stories from Ecuador, and random life moments. I'd be honored if you'd hop over, and start following me there. 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Back to Ecuador

My suitcases are packed, and by the time you're reading this I'll be on the first leg of my trip back to South America. Am I excited? Yes, absolutely. I can hardly wait to be reunited with our translators (my "Ecuadorian Family"), and my camp kids. I'm also super excited about the lessons we will be teaching the kids this year. It's all about discovering who God is - the fundamental, solid foundation of Christianity. It is our desire to make much of God, and help these kids see Him for who He is. Another thing that is going to make this summer's visit so very special, is that I will get to meet one of the little girls I sponsor through Compassion International.

I'm going back with a more realistic view than I had last summer. I'm going back knowing that there will be hard times. Times when I just want to be by myself. Times when I feel like my heart is breaking apart. Times when I just want to go home. Times when I just want some more sleep. But I'm also going back knowing that it's when I'm past my breaking point, when I have to say "God, this is all you, because I've got nothing right now", that some of the sweetest victories come.

If you think of it, would you please pray for our team? Pray for energy to keep up with the kids that we will be working with. Pray for unity among our team. Pray for health. Pray for strength for our translators - they often work 3-4 times as much as any given team member. Pray for open hearts for the kids. Pray that we would make much of God. Pray for our safety - it's about an 8-hour bus ride from Quito to the coast. Pray that God's love will overflow out of each one of us.

There will be updates when I get back. While I'm gone, you can follow the adventure on Instagram - @meaganwanschura and @globalencounter

Monday, June 27, 2016

1,000 Gifts

Some part of the art of life is the art of believing — that the grace in the pocket is sufficient for today...I get enough, because I get enough Jesus — and for me,  Jesus is enough.

3379. Little girls done with school
3380. Bonfires and s'mores
3381. Kayaking with Marie
3382. A long walk for icecream
3383. A brother on his birthday
3384. Sweet potato french fries
3385. Softball games
3386. Celebrating Dad
3387. Exploring Minnesota
3388. Visiting with Leah and Aaron
3389. Roadtrips
3390. Exploring Canada
3391. Sunsets over the lake
3392. Stranger's hospitality
3393. Andrew's wedding
3394. Mini-Thailand reunion
3395. Books on tape
3396. Friendships that are stronger than distance
3397. Strawberry picking
3398. Lunch with Danielle
3399. Making strawberry pies
3400.  A new do
3401. An icecream stop on the way to the lake
3402. Boat rides
3403. Wind blown hair
3404. Spray in the face
3405. Blacksmith tacos
3406. Playing games around the table
3407. A star-studded sky
3408. Tubing
3409. Whitty's laugh
3410. An afternoon nap
3411. Sunshine
3412. Family time
3413. Thunderstorms
3414. Kayayking
3415. Dan surprising Dad and Mom
3416. Dad and Mom's 40th anniversary
3417. Their commitment through the good and the bad
3418. And through it all, their constant love
3419. Family dinner at Acqua

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

"Words Fitly Spoken"

Pismo Beach, California