Author: Alyssa

Feiras, Festivals, and Funny Faces

This past week has been full of interesting things.  There were four days that celebrated Cartaxo.  During this time there was a feira set up with everything [...]

The Choice to Break Out

One of the hardest things for me is reaching out to people that I don't know.  Coming from a small town, going to a comfortable church, and small Christian [...]

Don’t Say “Goodbye”

Friends, what would we do without them? We would be very lonely, I'm sure. Sometimes it seems like making friends isn't worth the time and effort because they [...]


This part of my life has been stressful recently because I have been given a choice.  I can go to Cedarville in the fall or I can stay in Portugal and [...]

We Really Need Rain

I was thinking recently about the fact that Portugal has not had a very rainy rainy season this year and how people are saying that we are experiencing a [...]

Letting Go

I have now been in Portugal for 4 months and I want to thank all of our prayer supporters for constantly lifting us up in prayer.  I also want to thank our [...]

No Alligators Allowed

This year at camp we learned about our "ponds" and how just like some ponds have alligators in them, often our ponds will have sin.  It is this sin that [...]

Looking Back at Impact

Several weeks ago I spoke at Impact and I challenged our students to take a step of faith.  Two weeks after that we had friend week at Impact.  We had a [...]


Lately for my devotions I have been reading a book on how to become the right person.  One of the first steps is to spend time with God and get to know him [...]

I Want to Do This Willingly

Recently I have been reading in the book of Exodus and I have found that God is a very generous God but after you repeatedly refuse to do what He wants you to [...]