A Year In Review

My Fire In The Night Internship Core Group
My Fire In The Night Internship Core Group

Over one full year ago, I was saying good-bye to friends, to family, to Eau Claire, WI, and to Duluth, MN for what I thought would be 6-months. As I came down to participate in the Fire in the Night internship, God apprehended my heart to move here and serve as a missionary full-time in the house of prayer.   Still not fully knowing what I was doing, I took 2 months to visit friends, family and my two hometowns after the internship.  With no guarantees, I packed my bags and moved to Kansas City, MO on September 1, 2009.  I jumped onto full-time staff on the NightWatch immediately.

Pouring into young adults in the internship as I lead them as their usher and cleaning captain
Pouring into young adults in the internship as I lead them as their usher and cleaning captain

The Lord has done so much testing, trails, and work in my heart.  I appreciate having each and every one of you in my life as we partner together with God’s heart until Jesus returns.  I look back and never could imagine what has happened.  I am so thankful for all the ups and downs, hard lessons learned.  Jesus has shown Himself as faithful time and time again.  A a child, the love of my heavenly Father is inexhaustible and He knows just how to tend to my heart, allowing for opportunity for me to love and know Him more.  I have never been in need, and I always have had more than enough to give and share.

Onething 2009

Jessica De Zwaan returned from the house of prayer in Amsterdam. She arrived just in time for our Prayer Team’s ugly sweater Christmas party
Jessica De Zwaan returned from the house of prayer in Amsterdam. She arrived just in time for our Prayer Team’s ugly sweater Christmas party

God moved powerfully with the children during OneThing. I served as a small group leader.  Time here over Christmas was sweet, though I missed seeing my friends and family. The beginning of the new year brought the Leadership Summit, and then a new season of transition to my life.  Please continue to pray for my health as I have been sick on and off.  Also, please continue to prayer for grace to follow the Lamb, the Worthy One, named Jesus.

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