Update: Moving Timeline

By Elisenda Williams
on August 11, 2016

"Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin..."
~Zechariah 4:10

What have we been up too!!!
Learning, lots and lots of learning!! We developed Churricos and have enjoyed watching people enjoy them at markets. Why? Because Churricos are the snack food we will be starting with in Chile and eventually popcorn.

Terra will be starting Kindergarten on the 17th of August...we are still wondering how time flew so fast that she is now old enough to start Kindergarten at Shirland Elementary. Along with her starting kindergarten, we made a few solid plans...

  • We want her to have the best kindergarten experience, she has grown up around a lot of adults and this will be her first full time experience around kids her age!
  • Because we do not want to pull her out of school 4 months after she has started, we will be delaying our first trip to Chile until May 2017. At this time, she would be graduating Kindergarten....the thought of her missing out on 3 months of her school year and not completing kindergarten with her classmates, was to sad for us.
  • We will be headed to Chile the end of May through Early September, where we will be working on all that fun and not so fun paperwork in Santiago, Chile and exploring land buy opportunities in or near Pichilemu, Chile

In the mean time.....

  • We will continue to work as hard as we can to learn about business, serving the church locally, and our community.
    • We know that we are called to serve, support & encourage ministries through prayer, worship, and serving.
  • We want to focus on growing subscriptions for "The Cob" Subscribe here: 
    https://www.terraspopcorn.com/pages/the-cob

Please join us in prayer in following the voice of the Lord in everything that we do and plan.

"It's not about the lack of my ability but about the expanse of his ability"

Let's start from the Beginning.....

By Elisenda Williams
on September 14, 2014

Let's start from the beginning....Before Chile, before Honduras, before Africa.  

 

"Take delight in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4,

Is a scripture that I repeated a lot as a young Eli.  I so desperately wanted to do missions, I wanted to travel the world and help those in need, I wanted to be a vessel that traveled to a new city and have that city radically transformed.  I was basically crazy from the beginning.  This desire had a lot of flaws but I prayed, I begged, I argued with God..Why?  There were a lot of impossible factors in my life that need to change or this "desire" in my heart was never going to happen.  I strongly believed that God wouldn't put this in my heart if it wasn't meant to be.  Right? This thought process was very much flawed, here are to big reasons.

1. I just wanted to escape the life I had...missions seemed like a great excuse

2. I wanted to help and serve those in other parts of the world and didn't care much for the people around me

So you see that "desire" was not of God and not for his Glory; in that time and season in my life.  I slowly and stubbornly (is that a word), surrendered to God and grew hungry for him and learned to serve him where I was...not looking to other places in the world, but towards my local church and community. I remember a time when I felt I was making great strides and still had this transforming "desire" in my heart; having a conversation with a lady from my church.  She was someone that I looked up to with great admiration, somebody I considered a mentor....I recall telling her my dream to one day be that vessel but in that season I was okay with letting go of that dream and serve here wholeheartedly Here.  She quickly and without missing a beat said, "Eli, you will never be a missionary, there are certain things a missionary has to do and eat that you will never be able to do"..something about eating certain foods.  In that moment, my dream had been crushed.  If you are a mentor, please use your words wisely, listen before you speak, and pray.   I turned those words and my hurt feelings over to God and said, "I'll serve you anywhere,even her; but you know my heart."......

 

  

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