love it.

People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
audrey hepburn.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

enamoured. smitten. devoted. ardent. zealous.

Word of the day: Smitten.














dictionary definition of Smitten: 
1. struck, as with a hard blow.
2. grievously or disastrously stricken or afflicted.
3. very much in love. 


This week i was asked to sub at the old daycare i used to work at.... i ended up working with the little 5 and 6 year olds. [and just for the record it really is true that kids days the darndest things... ] i had the pleasure of meeting a little boy named Linden who was blonde, blue eyed and smartly dressed. one might call him "special" but he was the sweetest thing with his glasses and wide eyes! he took to me immediately and began to ask me millions of questions... ex. where i worked... to which i replied starbucks... he then when on to talk all about himself and his family, proudly promoting his mom and dad and their occupations in great detail. then i asked him the age old question "what do you want to be when you grow up?" - - - as he walked backwards, with a stern, twisted look on his face, as though he was thinking really hard, he replied after a long pause "i think i'll work at starbucks" and scampered off. oh my word! it was the most adorable thing. i was smitten with this tiny little 5 year old who wants to be just like me someday... although i hope his lifelong dream isn't to work at starbucks :)

2 comments:

  1. Hello Karli,

    My name is Raymond Billy. I work in the communications department at Port YWAM Kona in Hawaii. I am contacting you because I saw your old blog and saw that you have experience working as a barista and have completed a DTS. I wanted to alert you to a new opportunity to use your barista experience in ministry.

    Port YWAM Kona is starting a new café at our campus in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It will be a platform for us to bless other YWAMers, but also reach out to the local community and hopefully minister the Gospel. We have a wonderful couple, Jeremy and Havilah Pyrc, pioneering the coffee shop and they need well-trained people to come under their leadership to get it going the right way. Would you pray about applying to be part of the team?

    The café will most likely be open by 2018. In the meantime, I would like you to pray about coming on staff, serving in our temporary café and the Port YWAM kitchen for a few quarters and get to know Jeremy and Havilah while you all pray in the resources to build the coffee shop. The kitchen crew simply prepares break-time snack for the campus and lunch. You'd be working with a fun group of people in the kitchen and it's actually a relatively laid-back job because most of our food comes already prepared from Cosco. We just need the kitchen crew to arrange it in a presentable manner. And, if we build a big enough team, there would be opportunities to rotate out of the café/kitchen and do other things that might be on your heart, such as staffing DTS.

    Living expenses at Port YWAM are very cheap by Hawaii standards. Staff pay $400 per month to live on our campus, which includes breakfast and lunch. A plate of food at dinner is $2.

    Below, I have attached a volunteer application along with a link to tell you more about our ministry and the Kona location. Please pray about this opportunity.

    VOLUNTEER APPLICATION LINK
    https://ywamshipskona.formstack.com/forms/staffvolunteerapplication

    Information about our YWAM location
    http://ywamships.net/port-ywam/


    God bless you,

    RAYMOND BILLY
    Communications Department
    YWAM Ships Kona
    e: raymond.billy@ywamships.net
    p: 1.808.557.4983

    SAIL . STUDY . SERVE
    www.ywamships.net

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  2. Hello Karli,

    My name is Raymond Billy. I work in the communications department at Port YWAM Kona in Hawaii. I am contacting you because I saw your old blog and saw that you have experience working as a barista and have completed a DTS. I wanted to alert you to a new opportunity to use your barista experience in ministry.

    Port YWAM Kona is starting a new café at our campus in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. It will be a platform for us to bless other YWAMers, but also reach out to the local community and hopefully minister the Gospel. We have a wonderful couple, Jeremy and Havilah Pyrc, pioneering the coffee shop and they need well-trained people to come under their leadership to get it going the right way. Would you pray about applying to be part of the team?

    The café will most likely be open by 2018. In the meantime, I would like you to pray about coming on staff, serving in our temporary café and the Port YWAM kitchen for a few quarters and get to know Jeremy and Havilah while you all pray in the resources to build the coffee shop. The kitchen crew simply prepares break-time snack for the campus and lunch. You'd be working with a fun group of people in the kitchen and it's actually a relatively laid-back job because most of our food comes already prepared from Cosco. We just need the kitchen crew to arrange it in a presentable manner. And, if we build a big enough team, there would be opportunities to rotate out of the café/kitchen and do other things that might be on your heart, such as staffing DTS.

    Living expenses at Port YWAM are very cheap by Hawaii standards. Staff pay $400 per month to live on our campus, which includes breakfast and lunch. A plate of food at dinner is $2.

    Below, I have attached a volunteer application along with a link to tell you more about our ministry and the Kona location. Please pray about this opportunity.

    VOLUNTEER APPLICATION LINK
    https://ywamshipskona.formstack.com/forms/staffvolunteerapplication

    Information about our YWAM location
    http://ywamships.net/port-ywam/


    God bless you,

    RAYMOND BILLY
    Communications Department
    YWAM Ships Kona
    e: raymond.billy@ywamships.net
    p: 1.808.557.4983

    SAIL . STUDY . SERVE
    www.ywamships.net

    ReplyDelete