Galations 6:9

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I'm leaving tomorrow for Africa. It's really happening. Will keep you posted.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

6 days

In 6 days I'll be in Malawi. In 6 days my dream of going to Africa will come true. In 6 days the world can change because of prayer. I'm more than excited.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I decided to try something different...

As long as I've had this blog. I've posted about donating to different causes, written some. But have not really written about what I do here in San Francisco. Yes I could give you a laundry list of what we do in the office. But there is so much more than that. Working in ministry is a story that keeps evolving into something more complex and beautiful. If you go into this expecting anything more than watching Jesus move in others lives (and your own) you may be disappointed.

What do I mean by that, 'expecting more'? Well, once you make the decision to go into ministry-put on your helmet its going to be a bumpy ride. You really need to count the cost to work for THe Kingdom, and be prepared to carry your cross for Christ. It's not supposed to be comfortable, or even easy. I wish it was just bout beating down the devil, listening to CCM all the time and wearing WWJD bracelets. I officially just dated myself. :)

Those who live for Christ must be prepared to die-to themselves. Die to what you think your life should turn out to be. Die to the dreams and desires (that even may be from God) that you have. Die to your expectations of what you think ministry is. By the way, if you thought ministry is only on a Sunday-its not. It's your life, you breathe ministry you live it. It's walking on a tight rope without ever getting lessons and everyone expecting you to get on the other side free and clear-on a unicycle.

Now that I have scared everyone reading this. I need to say this: It's all worth it. It's worth the long hours, the lack of sleep (I'm learning this is apparently a minister thing), the corrections, the doing things you may not understand but get the job done anyway things. It's life, its people, its seeing Jesus alive and burning in the hearts of people who have pushed away the love of God for so long. It's watching people who have just learned who that Jesus guy is-to buying a bible an staring at words-to having their heart crack day by day and finally have the revelation that they are loved.

It's about the costs. Living a life for Jesus-not just ministry is about counting the costs. In the past year my life has been turned upside down and sideways. I never thought my life would be this way. But, I never thought my life could be this way. I didn't know what fulfillment looked like until I had nothing else to give.

I am learning to come to the end of myself and reach out to Who I know keeps me going.

It's a good place to start. Surrender. Obedience. Faith.

Galatians 6:9 has always followed me around my whole life, but it means so much more to me now.

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."

It should sound familiar. :)

Continuing to gather,


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Putting feet to my faith!

Hey peeps!

Life is such a Big Adventure! Everyday, new and exciting ventures come our way that can change the destiny of others. It is said those who live their lives for others find greater fulfillment and happiness. I encourage you in the midst of your place in life to look for opportunities to give yourself away.

I have been offered one of those moments. Convoy of Hope, an international disaster relief and children's feeding organization, has asked me to join them this summer to give 10 days of my life away to the poor and suffering in Africa. Africa, with its different cultures and ideas, is a land of great poverty. We will be helping to feed hundreds of children and families in this oppressed continent. We are also going to do a School Extreme Makeover so that the children we are feeding can get a better education and escape their poverty. I'm excited to be going with my church, Glad Tidings.

Here is how you can help. I'm asking 150 people to consider giving me a one-time gift of $20. That will allow me to go and be your representative in this endeavor. It's not much, but if everyone can do just a little, we can make a difference together. Just think, your giving $20 can help to change a lifetime of poverty. You will get a tax deduction for your gift if you make the donation to Glad Tidings Church at 1280 Webster St, San Francisco, CA 94115. you can also give directly trough my paypal (its still tax deductible, just leave me all your info.)

Please send the donation to the church and mention my name so I can get credit for it. Also, if you could send me an email or text that you are partnering with me, it would help. My email is

Thank you for considering this great adventure.

For Others,

Lisa Holcomb

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Gathering for the Harvest: The Beginning

At Disneyland with my kids from GT
Eight months ago I began my life in full time ministry. Next month I hit a huge milestone: I graduate school. This month, April I begin the huge emotional and spiritual process of attaining my ministers credentials. For the Assemblies of God it is a very exacting process. There are so many ways to become 'ordained' today that AG keeps to great guidelines that make the process as clean as possible.
 My biggest need for the moment? Supporters to help me pay for my test and the traveling I will have to do to get all of this finalized. The credentialing test ($75.00) is not particularly a lot of money, but for a full time intern-it is. I know that God provides through all things, and that is where everyone can be involved. Ten dollars. Fifteen  dollars. Twenty dollars. That can go a long way with paying for this integral part for my test. This process of attaining credentials will take a minimum of five months. This is just the beginning of the path God has me on. I'd love for you to be apart of it.

More updates to come.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Something new!

Sorry for the delay everyone, it appears as if my last post never posted! Aside from that do you see anything new and different on the blog? Yup! It's the donate button! It's really easy to use and you will be making a difference in the lives of San Franciscans at the same time. I have some great news that I will be sharing soon! Stay tuned. More news to come soon....