Gracias Senor

Another week flies by.

So what’s new?

The week began with Canadian Thanksgiving. A new experience for the Collins clan.

Turkey dinners, pumpkin pie and of course… being thankful!

On the subject of Thanksgiving…

What an emotional scene as we watched 33 Chilean miners rise in the Phoenix capsule this week.

What a natural response for family, friends and strangers to set up ‘Camp Hope’ and wait.


I love hope, not wishful thinking hope but a confident expectation kind of hope.


I am currently residing in Camp Hope. Praying and believing for one who has experienced an explosion around her young life, trapped, blinded by the dark and awaiting rescue.

Camp Hope will be my home for as long as it takes – until I see the Phoenix.

We all have our role in the camp, some keep spirits high, some cry, some keep order and some can’t find words…‘the moment we get tired in waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans’ Romans 8:28


Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark.


A quote from a letter written by 19 year old Chilean miner JImmy Sanchez.

‘There are actually 34 of us, because God has never left us down here’

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