Stokage!

Awesome things are coming up in the Bethke household!

Lights Out is this Friday. It’s going to ROCK. If you’re in the area, come come come! Free admission. We have a killer line up of artists & my hubby is performing a new poem “The Greatest Artist of All Time”. Bring your friends and family and get ready to be rocked by God’s power and creativity.

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Also, Jeff is speaking at For the King Friday night continuing through the Love series- this week is how God’s love is relentless—how do we show relentless love in dating and marriage? Join us at 8pm! Plus, the worship band is going to do some dubstep worship…pretty killer if you ask me!

After an awesome weekend, then I am leaving for this beautiful island~

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But first, I’ll be stopping at Oahu to visit my sweet friend Reesey (& meet her fiance!) and do some wedding dress shopping! AH! Freak Out! So cool!

PIC_659Jeff’s is meeting me in Maui (after flying to Miami for an event Friday night, then flying all day to Maui…16 hours- crazy!) to speak at Hope Chapel’s Winter Camp on the beautiful cliffs on Keanae. Sigh. I’m imagining the sweet breeze, crisp mornings, lush trees, and wild ocean now.

High schoolers. Jesus time. Rest. Sunshine. Ocean. Surfing. Paddleboarding. Banana Mac Nut pancakes. Sleepovers. Lanai chats. Spearfishing. Church family. Running. Hanging with some of my favorite people. Second honeymoon. My hubby. Book writing with my dear friend.

WOW. AMAZING. Thank you Lord! I can’t wait!!!!

It’s awesome, and we’re so stoked! But can you guys be praying for us? We can only do it through Jesus. If you think of it, please be praying for:

  1. Jeff- he’s getting sick and has so much to prepare for this weekend, plus tons of travel. (And I’ll be gone for a week…I’ll be honest, I’m a little worried. We don’t have a microwave yet—I may need to buy one before I leave. That boy has to eat!)
  2. Lights Out this weekend- people would be encouraged and drawn to Jesus. For the artists- to be filled with His Spirit as they speak and sing.
  3. Travel mercies- for Jeff to make it to Maui. He has a crazy amount of layovers, and a lot of hours to make it from Miami to Maui. Please pray that he’ll make it on time! And for my heart- this is our first time flying apart and I’m a little scared. The fear of one of us dying because we’re not together rises up in me every few days.(I know, dramatic. But if I’m not trusting in Him, this is where my thoughts lead me…) Please pray for peace and that I’d trust in His security.
  4. Winter Camp- high schoolers would come to know Jesus and really have Him be the Lover of their souls.

Thanks for sharing in God’s work!

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  1. Hey Alyssa. I will be praying for you.

    Also, I used to struggle (still do sometimes) with fear. I used to also have a fear of dying which God healed me from, and of other dying. Remember this. He is before all things and in Him all things hold together. Remind yourself who God is and what He has spoken over you, and always know that He loves you and that our God is bigger than momentary seperation. 🙂

  2. Prayers sent your way! Love you guys very much God is totally with you and is going to comfort you!!! Praise Jesus for your mission!! Amen!

  3. Thanks for your transparency Alyssa, know you only through your blog, but praying! I had to fly on a 8 seater for a mission trip and picturing God’s hand literally holding your plane and guiding it is surprisingly helpful! His power and presence is with you and your husband always, whether you are together or apart, and it sounds like He is taking this opportunity early in your marriage to show this to you! Pray you will feel his presence strongly on his travels, in your ministry and in your times of rest ahead!

  4. Hey Sis, Definitely Praying For You!
    Remember That Our Lord Is Always By our Side Taking Care Of His Daughter Hes With You&remember That Hes The One That’s Leading You. Thank you for all that you do. God bless Y’all Always <3

  5. To be honest, it feels really good to hear someone else say they have fear when flying or being apart. I struggle with the fear of flying so much (I need drugs to get on a plane) and I can beat myself up because I feel that “If my faith in God was as strong as it should be” I wouldn’t have fear…but we still live in our flesh and sometimes it overwhelms what we know to be true about God. I pray that God would bless you with peace, and me with peace as well because we’re flying to HI at the end of the month and I feel like excitement/fear/excitement/fear/excitement/fear every other minute!

  6. I bind and rebuke satan from operating against Jeff and you in any way. Only the healing power of Jesus is allowed in Jeff’s body. By Jesus’ stripes he was healed 2000 years ago. I pray in Jesus’s name the Prince of Peace over you and your thoughts Alyssa. I hope you both have such a marvelous, wonderful, rad time! Enjoy!

  7. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Remember Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”

  8. May God bless you and Jeff tremendously! He will be there don’t worry just keep praying and hoping for the best(:

    Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.
    -Philippians 4:6

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