Thursday, December 30, 2010

Fare Thee Well!

Will be flying from MSP to Tokyo to Bankok. Spending a day in Bankok then taking an 11 hour night bus to Chiang Mai. Spending a couple days there and then 3 more hours up the mountain to... NAHONG! Prayers for this crazy traveling would be much appreciated. :) Love you all! See you in March. I will try to update here every other week or so.
Much <3 !

Friday, December 10, 2010

A Christmas-time Update! Let it snow...

Hey guys! Read this to get a better picture of what I have been up to here in NW Wisconsin!

Everyday Coffee...

This is me- Every Thursday Lucas and I make lunch in the campus kitchen for the students. Yesterday was sloppy joes, twice baked potatoes and an pepper turkey salad. This is me making it........

Random Mundane Report for y'all. ;)
Much love <3 Chey.

PS~ Outreach prep is kicking into full swing! Pray for us as we plan all of the logistics as a new staff. That God would give us incredible memory and attention to detail.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Art Of Poppins....

Just a little bit o' art to brighten up the twilight. :)
This is one of my favorite quickies that I did.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

On this fine Tuesday morning...

This week we have an AMAZING teacher on ESL. The other DTS Staff and I have been sitting in on class to learn as well (in preparation for English teaching in Nahong). And it has been well worth it. We had teaching from 8am to 1pm yesterday. That was fun! Haha. Hard to sit for so long, but I was captivated with the topic, so it was okay.
It has me very excited to go back next month to Thailand! We have been doing Thai culture classes for our Thailand team the last couple of weeks. Also, I am heading up the Thai Language class- teaching the students the basics of Thai Language and how to communicate basic words/sayings. I am loving it.
Last week Joanna and I read our first word in Thai! We were freaking out. สวัสดี <------ That hurts your brain. Heh.
There is so much more I can say. But I will have to update more later.
Much Love,

Friday, November 12, 2010

God is Good!

He is always good, even even the bad and the ugly.
But this past week has been a huge faith booster for me!
The funds for my trip to Thailand are coming in faster than I ever thought possible. I have (or have pledged to come soon) half of the trip expenses, which is what I needed in emergency status this week. The reason it was needed so quickly was because of trouble booking flights. They are up in price, few and far between. So, our travel agent (who is a dear Christian Lady) told us on Saturday that we needed to have the tickets purchased by Tuesday! At that point I had only had 120.00 toward my outreach. I had no idea how God could provide a way to get it all. Why would God call me to Thailand and then not let me go? It was a huge test of faith, just believing that God knew what He was doing and I was just the tool.
Well, in 48 hours I was able to raise all of the money needed for my flight!
In 48 hours the students and I planned a fundraising event for Tuesday night (which was a huge success).
In 48 hours, God can move what seems like mountains.
So, I just wanted to share that with you all.
It was just so encouraging!
Please keep myself and the team in your prayers as we raise the other half of the money.
The pieces are falling into place for us to go back to Nahong- I am so excited to see what God will do this year! Continue with me to pray for their salvation! Ahh! *That is a scream of excitement*
Also, pray for our other team of students and staff going to Brazil. They will be purchasing their flight tickets within the nest couple of weeks as well.

I am reminded of my life verse. 1 Thes 5:24 "The One who calls you is faithful. And HE will do it." :) No control is mine. My job is just to follow the Father's leading.

Much love to you all

To keep you up with the mundane of my life: Here is a random picture of myself and Lucas playing basketball a few weeks ago. Notice how bad I am. I am not a basketball player.... ;)

Monday, November 8, 2010

New News!

Hello everybody!
It’s that time of year again where I will be returning with the Youth With A Mission team to Nahong, Thailand!
Most of you are familiar with what I am doing, but just in case you aren’t…

I have been involved with YWAM since September 2009- where I did a Discipleship Training School at YWAM Northwoods. January 2010 I raised enough money to go with the class to Nahong, Thailand. A totally unreached people until our team started reaching out to them in 2005. You probably know I have a heart for missions already- in 2008 & 2009 I spent part of my summer in Bolivia doing missions work in the orphanages of Santa Cruz. But my heart totally fell for Nahong. We lived there in the village for 2 months as English teachers, all the while becoming a part of the community and building relationships with the locals. Our goal is to bless this village, not to be like typical “farong” or foreigners who only come to take advantage. But to be a true blessing and show the Thai people the love of Christ through our lives. Huge breakthroughs happened last year (if you remember my story about my dear little friend, La Mud. Our first true Thai-Christian in Nahong! I had the privilege of getting to know her and discipling her and teaching her personally. My heart cannot wait to see her again!). And our ministry there is coming to a climax- we are praying that a church would be formed there soon. This year holds so much promise!
Anyways- now (as of August this year) I am on Missionary Staff with YWAM Northwoods. Which means, I am “self employed” and run on outside supporters to continue the ministry here. While at the same time being under the covering of Youth With A Mission’s name and am on a 2 year contract with them. So, it is living by faith everyday and gets difficult but I love my work- there is nothing I would rather do!
As Discipleship Training School Staff this year I will be helping to lead the team back to Nahong this winter. My heart is to continue the work there and see the Church form in the village. I am currently preparing in every way- getting emotionally ready to see our friends again. Getting a better handle on the Thai language- I hope I will actually be able to communicate clearly now with the villagers and teach English in the school more effectively. And financially- raising the money and support system I will need to logistically be able to go.
Please keep me in your prayers as I prepare to go back.
If you feel you could support me financially or would like to be on my prayer support team, let me know!
We will be flying out- 5 staff and 5 students- on December 31st and returning the last weekend in February.

My e-mail is:
My # here at Campus is: 715-353-2280
Feel free to contact me via facebook as well.

Thank you all!
Much love and God bless!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Hey all! So- I think this is the busiest I have been in my entire life!
Yes- surpassing even working 50 hours a week like I was at one point in my life. 24/7 ministry time here.
I'm sorry I've been horrible at keeping the general updates alive. Hopefully the personal/specific ones have helped paint a better picture for you.
Well, Discipleship Training School 2010-2011 began in September. 10 new students arrived- God is already really working in their lives and preparing them for the mission field ahead!
We have 2 teams going out this year- One to Nahong, Thailand and one to Brazil. So, that is awesome. It is an even split of 5/5 students on each team. Myself (and Luke) of course has a heart for Nahong and will be on the leadership team going back this year! I am so EXCITED. I cannot wait to see my dear Thai friends again, I pray for their salvation daily. Also, I cannot wait to see my little disciple friend LaMud! I have not had contact with her for a year and am dying in anticipation to see what has been happening in her life.
The thought of going back for another 2 months keeps my energy level up as I run, run, run here at campus.
Pray for the students now to hear God's direction for outreach and that they would capture a heart for the city they will be living in.
Pray for me as this has been a crazy few months for me. Trusting in God for everything I need, emotionally, physically, spiritually and practically. I want to increase my faith and I know God is using this leadership position to do that! Also, to increase my flexibility. Haha.
Anyways, that is all I have time for for now.
Much love,

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Pictures from Fargo...

Here are some visuals to go with the last post :P

Monday, October 11, 2010

To the left and back again!

So- I went to Fargo this past weekend and it was AMAZING. Luke and I drove to visit our bestie Crystal G. at NDSU. I was able to stay in her apartment and Luke stayed at our other friend (Crystal's boyfriend) Matt's place. Conveniently in the same apartment building. It was so good. I miss Crystal like a toothless kid misses candy! Also, it was just God's divine plan that we go rather than her be able to make it here. Initially we didn't know how we could do it (time wise or financially) but God worked it all out :) And blessed us beyond compare! It was very reviving for me. These last couple weeks of DTS have been a whirlwind! Being new staff and taking on so much has been a challenge, but so rewarding and amazing. But God knew I just needed a break so He could really speak into my heart. We went to this worship concert called "Encounter" which blew me away. Mostly because I had been so much in the mindset of serving I had been forgetting to get refreshed and filled up myself. God really broke me and just showed me how to live in that day-to-day passion, even while in chaos. :) Which was a surprise to me, because I thought I was pretty good at that. But I really discovered that I take it on as a totally different kind of chaos when I think I am in charge of it. Just giving up control again to my Lord and realizing He has had it all along. He's so faithful to fill you back up and not let you crash and burn! Don't crash and burn! God will meet you where you are- freaking amazing? I think yes. And so today, I step back into the YWAM DTS Staff shoes, praising God and with a fresh hunger this week to serve and learn, but also to pursue and receive joy and overflow.
Have I mentioned that being in missions is the single hardest thing I've ever done, but I love it so darn much???? B'cause it's true. :) God is good.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The 24th day....

Hello everybody!
So, what's going on over in Cameron, Wisconsin? Here be the lowdown (pardon the lingo- I fell asleep on the couch last night watching Pirates of the Caribbean).
Break at home has been going good. I have been mostly working on getting things done while I am here and away from Ywam. Today- and for the last few weeks- I have been cleaning out house. Not very fun, but has to be done! It's amazing how much you can accumulate in 2 decades. And in reality, I don't think it's much. But for someone who hates unnecessary things it seems like way too much.
Yesterday I drove my little sister (Wynter) to a professional Photography training in Stillwater, Mn. That was grand. She loved it and I was able to do some sightseeing in the tourist town while hanging out with a good friend.
I have mostly been spreading the word about my new place with Ywam, which has been great but also a challenge. There is nothing more I hate than support raising- but I love talking to people, so I guess that evens it out. ;)
It has been a little discouraging so far- but I know that God has this thing. This is just an exercise of my faith. Which is totally cool too! I've been getting into James 1 again lately. I was able to write a sermon on that during SBF- but now being able to listen to other's about it and dig more I am seeing so much I missed the first time. I love that the Bible is new all the time! It trips me out. But, specifically about the trials and what they produce. They don't seem like a good thing at the time- but look at the outcome! So good. Keep pressing on!
So, if you would keep me in your prayers on that end, I covet it! :)
Wynter is becoming an AMAZING photographer- she blows me away. She took some pics of me the other day in MN- which was fun. We realized she had never done that before because I haven't been around. But check out her stuff on facebook (invierno photography).
I took an amazingly long walk last night with my dear friend Rachel. That was great. And have just been trying to connect and be more involved in the area. I really want to be able to put more time into the community than I have been able to the last 4 months.
So, yeah. I think that is generally all I have to say. Which, may have been too much or too little. I'm not sure ;)
Regardless- have an AWESOME Saturday. Chat anytime (I have skype now- woohoo).
Much Love,

Sunday, July 11, 2010


So, Sonshine music festival starts on Wednesday, and guess who's going to be there working the Youth With A Mission vendor booth? Yep- I am! So if you're gonna be at Sonshine this week, come swing by the vendors and find me! I'd love to chat it up. Also, as a side note- the music is going to blow your face off! :)

Saturday, July 10, 2010


It sounds like I am announcing some big secret, huh? Well, not entirely. But here it is- I have been officially accepted on as Missionary Staff at Youth With A Mission Northwoods! I am very excited for what's in store next. As most of you know I have felt God's call into full time ministry but have been waiting for the right door to open. God made it very clear to me to apply for this position, and it was confirmed with my acceptance last month.
So, now I am off for July spreading the news! I return to YWAM August 8th, so if you'd like to get together or find out more before then give me a ring (Or an e-mail- whatever method you prefer, but I would love the chance to chat and pray with you).
Remember: God is so faithful to answer our prayers! If we ask for direction and seek Him, He will be faithful to do just that.
Continue to pray for me. For endurance in this new mission and for faith in God's provision.
Thank you all for your love and prayers! I would love to bless you in return- shoot me any prayer request you may have.
<3 Cheyenne

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


It is now one month since I came back to Youth With A Mission Northwoods and began SBF (The School of Biblical Foundations)! I can't believe a month has gone by so quickly.
SBF has been awesome. One of the most intensive things I have ever done, but so worth it.
Somedays I feel as though my brains have been splattered all over the classroom wall! Haha. But God has been teaching me so much. Not only in class, but out of class. As I continue to live life in ministry on support my faith in God has just gotten deeper and deeper. Just when I think it gets too hard, God pulls through with a miracle! It's so amazing. I can't quite wrap my mind around it... ugh. My brains are far too small. But my faith is increasing so much more and I'm able to get out there and do things for God in a way I couldn't before. Being completely and utterly dependent teaches you crazy crud.
But anyways, how's that playing out?
Last Saturday we left for a week of ministry in St Cloud, Mn. It went awesome! Not only was it amazing to re-connect in St Cloud with people from the last outreach there (October), but so much more was added. It was also great to spend time with the family that hosted me last fall (Thanks Amanda!).
The entire week we had class from 8-12:30. We had a Pastor/Professor guest teach us on Christian Apologetics and the intellectual arguments of Christianity. After class we would spend the afternoons doing ministry, between either street/door-to-door ministry and connecting with the community around Journey Fellowship, or on campus (St Cloud State University). God was definitely in this, just striking up conversations and hanging out with people about who God really is. Our passion for people to know the truth was accelerated by the response we were getting. I met new friends out of it too. On campus it was interesting to not be labeled with a group of people called “the shouters”, a very fire-and-brimstone gospel. But once people understood who we were (and that we were handing out info/getting questions for an apologetics panel we held at campus on Wed) they really opened up. My goal was to show them a different kind of religion, just pure Jesus. And God totally honored that. I am so vamped up right now just writing about it! I hope this will encourage you too. If you're a believer in Jesus, that it would encourage you to just be real with people, get educated, ask questions, love people and bring them to the truth. And if you're not, that you would dare to ask questions, find the truth, and don't be afraid of finding answers.
So yeah, whew! I just rambled on a lot.
But anyways, I should get back to my work. I am working on an assignment- to exegete and create 2 sermon outlines on the book of Haggai. Too many word studies and backtracking! So, pray that my mind doesn't explode with Hebrew. Heh.
Much Love to Y'all!
I will try to blog more frequently.

Monday, March 22, 2010