Monday, March 2, 2015

Aloha everyone at Mussoorie!!!

YES!! The Croxford's are blessed to be a part of the 2015 April mission to Mussoorie.  

It's been a while since we were there but we are sooooo looking forward to what God is going to do this time around and can hardly wait to see you all again and learn how God has been moving in your lives since we were last together.

God has already begun a work in us and we'd like to share the way he's leading us.

Margaret has been influenced by the verses from Ephesians Ch. 3:14-21

1For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your heartsthrough faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.
20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

And David is being led by the verses from Romans Ch. 12:2

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

On the Count Down..

Aloha Family!!

My name is Jules! I havent seen you in 2 years, am so excited! My heart is so looking forward to spend time with all of you. On the count down 41 Days..


And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Cor. 13:13


Hope all of you are doing well! It's been way too long, and I am looking forward to our time spent together! 

Here is the scripture I feel Jesus has placed upon my heart for this trip:
"Don't be selfish; don't try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don't look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had."- Philippians 2:3-5

See you soon!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Expecting Great Things!!

Hi everyone!  My name is Ines! I am so excited to be joining the team! I know that God is going to do amazing things!  Can't wait to meet all of you!
My friends: may, me, and Alofa

Light, space, zest— that’s God ! So, with him on my side I’m fearless, afraid of no one and nothing.- Psalms 27:1 msg

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hi family!
I'm so excited to be joining you all for the next couple years! It's been almost a year and a half since I spent a few weeks with you all, and I'm so excited to be back.

Each morning when I read, God changes a bit of my heart and tells me again to Go and Love people with His love. Today, it was in Mark 4:14--
"The farmer plants seed by taking God's word to others."

Thank you for letting me come and plant seed alongside you.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Counting Down the Days!!!

Hi family,

I'm so excited to see all of you in just over a month! It's been three years since the first time I came to India. I can't believe its been so long! See you soon! 

"Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore." Psalms 125:1-2
(My mom, sister, nephew, me, and my dad) 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Way Too Long!

Hey Family!

I finally get to come back and see you all! It's been way too long.

The scripture that I feel like God has put on my heart for this trip is Joshua 1:7-9.

"Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you.  Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.  This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good successHave I not commanded you?  Be strong and courageous.  Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

See you in 8 weeks!

Monday, February 23, 2015

Can't Wait To Meet All Of You!!!

Hi Family!

My name is Kyllie Panoke, and I have the amazing privilege to meet all you real soon!!! I can't wait to hug and get to know my India family! Love you guys!

Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. Isaiah 41:10 NLT
Me & my ohana
Brother Jonah, Mom Kehau, Me, & Sister Courtney 

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Excited to Meet Everyone!!!

Hi All,

My name is Melissa Vance, and this will be my first trip to India. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and praying for you all!!!

The Vance Girls - My sisters, nieces and I (on the left)
"When you go out to war against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and an army larger than your own, you shall not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God is with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. (Deuteronomy 20:1)

See you soon!

Friday, February 20, 2015

Can't Wait to See You All Again!

I can't believe that it has been a year and a half since I've seen you all!  I am SO looking forward to it :)

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
~Isaiah 41:10

Love you all!
Barbara Didi

Me & my grandson, Elias, 7 months old, in Sunnyvale, California, USA

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Looking Forward to Seeing You All Again!

Hey, it's Fred!  I sure am looking forward to seeing you all again in April.

John 13:34-35 (NIV): "A new command I give you: Love one another.  As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Guest House Project

We have added few more rooms to our guest house. I am grateful to God for giving me this passion to do this construction works. This is a venture we took to make the boys home self-supported eventually. Thank you dear people for your love and support. We have seen in your your lives as the scripture says, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). You have invested in us. May God accepted your sacrificial givings as a sweet aroma unto Himself.

One more son, Sarthak

Jai Mashi Ki, introducing Sarthak, age 7. He is a complete orphan boy, from outskirts of Dehradun. If he had not come here, by now he could have been dead, as the people with whom he was staying used to brutally beat him for him being a burden to them. The day we brought him, he was bleeding from his head due to a deep cut by wine bottle. He was in excruciating pain not able to walk properly and talk. I am glad that he has found a new home.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

How to cure a self focused heart!

6 Even if I should choose to boast, I would not be a fool, because I would be speaking the truth. But I refrain, so no one will think more of me than is warranted by what I do or say, 7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. 9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.  (2 Cor 12)

Paul says that he has every right to boast because it would be the truth BUT he refrains so that people do not think of him more than is warranted.  If anything Paul’s desire is to boast about his weaknesses not about his accomplishments!

This is such a struggle lately.  Where in ministry…I want the credit for my part.  Where at work…I want recognition.  Where at home…..I want words of appreciation.  This is what feeds my flesh that fights against the Spirit of God.  Jesus tells us to deny ourselves, pick up our cross and follow Him.  That His power is made perfect in our weaknesses.  HE>i.  That people need to see more of Jesus and less of me.

The pathway to freedom is to feed my SPIRIT rather than my flesh.  To worship God…to be in His presence…to be encouraged, affirmed and filled with Him.  Then I will have more of an overflow of love and life to people.  Then I will not be so needy in my affirmation of man.  As my SPIRIT grows stronger my need for worldly affirmation will decrease.

Lord I commit to more time in your presence.  More time in prayer, worship, in your word…more time in solitude and silence with you.  That is the answer to my thirst for affirmation from people.  Thank you for your truth and revelation today.  For counseling me and reminding me that you are ALL that I need.  That you are the source that brings ALOHA in my life and to those around me.  In Jesus name I pray Amen