Sunday, March 15, 2015

Expectant for this New Season!!

Looking forward to walking in God's promises for each person on our team (we have an awesome team) and for each person we touch in India.  It's hard to believe that its been 10 years since God brought us to Mussoorie, India.  10 years ago the international airport was not built...10 years ago many of the older boys were just children...BUT God gave us a promise that as we served Him in Mussoorie (way in the Himalayan mountains) that He would create living streams that would touch a nation.  Through the years, we have faithfully (like the servants in John 2) walked in obedience and filled the jars with water.  We stand expectant in this new season for the miraculous...where Jesus will change water into wine.

My scripture for this mission trip is 1 Cor. 15:57-58 where it is written...

"Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

Much Love and Praise to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Hello Indian family!

I'm Noah and I'm new to the team this year! I'm very excited for our trip and this opportunity. From what I hear, I know God is doing great things out there and I am honored to be apart of it.
The scripture I feel that God has put in my heart for this trip is James 1:2-4:
         Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

This really speaks to me by encouraging me when times are tough I am going to come out of it stronger in my faith. Hardships build upon your character and your bond with God so this scripture helps me to see the good in the trials I face.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Can't wait to come back!!

Aloha India Family!

I'm VERY excited to be coming to visit in just a few short weeks! I can't wait to be able to hang out with each of you and experience God together! Last time I wasn't able to play cricket so I'm hoping this will be the trip to learn from all of you!

The verse I feel God has given me as a rudder for this trip is Mark 9:21-24 but specifically verse 23.

" 'If you can?' said Jesus. 'Everything is possible for one who believes."

This verse encourages me that no matter what I've been through in life, no matter what I think is impossible or hopeless, Jesus himself promises that EVERYTHING is possible with FAITH!!

See you all soon!!!

Paul Kiriakos

Sunday, March 8, 2015

ALOHA! ( I'm new :P )

Aloha India family!

My name is James, and I am new to the group, but so excited to meet all of you in just 5 weeks!  I can't wait to get to know everybody...I've heard so many great things about you all and what God is doing.

The verse that I came to me for this upcoming mission is the following:
"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ." -Colossians 3:23-24

It speaks to me and reminds me that if I focus on serving the Lord, I am able to pour my heart into serving my fellow brothers and sisters wholeheartedly as a result...but if I ONLY focus on pouring my heart into serving people, I may not necessarily be serving the Lord. 

See you all soon!

In Him,

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Vivek, our new member

Hello family, greetings in the name of our Lord and Savoir Jesus Christ. Two days back we received another boy to our home. His name is Vivek, from about 100 km deep in the Himalayas. He comes from a nomad background. We believe that God has a plan for his life, as God has done a mighty miracle in his family.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Aloha everyone at Mussoorie!!!

YES!! The Croxfords 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!!

It's Jules! I haven't seen you in 2 years, and I 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!