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....

Monday, January 17, 2011

Some are called to go. Some are called to give.

 Some are called to go.  Some are called to give.
Lisa Holcomb has been called to go.

    Four years ago I responded to the call to go into ministry.
After years of preparation, prayer, fasting, and working in the San Francisco community I had the opportunity to go on my first mission’s trip to Nicaragua in Summer of 2010. During the 10-day trip, we visited churches, the inner city of Managua as well as small villages with the most extreme poverty. We ministered to children and adults through song, dance, drama, puppetry and preaching the word. We also gave money and a week’s worth of food to over 1,000 families. 
My life was forever changed.
    For the past six months I have been interning at Glad Tidings Discipleship Institute, a year-long ministerial internship program.  This program placed me in full time ministry work,  beginnignthe training for me to become a missionary within the next few years.

    My dream is to help women in extremely impoverished countries.  My goal is to partner with others to help create sustainable economies, build water wells, schools, and bring support to their churches. I firmly believe that the Church is here to feed the needs of the mind, body and soul.  I want to be able to train others to teach women the skills to bring funding into their community.  I don’t want to bring an American Ideal of capitalism into a foreign country, but rather reach people through their own culture and language. Culturally centered education and economy.  My dream is big, and for me to succeed in this effort I will need your help. I need your help to meet my own personal needs, and to raise funds for this year’s missions trip to Monrovia, Liberia.
Here’s how you can give:
Purchase at My friend, Denise Barnwell is an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay, the #1 skin care and cosmetics brand.  Denise provides great customer service, including FREE shipping. Denise is donating 25% of every order to support my ministry.  First, register on the website.  Then you will be able to order online 24/7.  When you check out, just type “for Lisa Holcomb” in the Comments box.

Gift Card for Safeway or Trader Joe’s.  Both stores are within walking distance. All I need is $200 a month (I don’t eat much).  Trader Joe’s gift cards are available only in the stores.  You can purchase a Safeway gift card at the store or online at

Clean out your closet!  I would be so grateful for jeans (size 8) and T-shirts (medium).  Seriously, we do a lot of hard work in the community, including painting.  So your “old” jeans and all those T-shirts that you never wear can be put to good use.  Besides me, there are 4 other young women.  We need jeans in sizes: 8, 14, and 18.  Tees in Medium to XL will be much appreciated.

Cash Donations to Glad Tidings Church
Tax-deductible donations can be made by check, money order or credit card if you would like to donate funds for the Africa Missions Trip in August 2011. The amount of money needed for this trip is $2,500.00. This cost will cover my flights to and from Liberia.  An accounting of all funds will be available, and your donation is tax deductible.

 You can also write  personal donation checks directly to Lisa Holcomb, however, it will not be tax deductible. Please do not send donations directly for Lisa written out to Glad Tidings Church.

Make check or money order payable to: Glad Tidings Church
In the memo on your check, please write, “Africa Trip: Lisa Holcomb”.
Remember for donations directly for personal funds for Lisa Holcomb-please just make the check out to Lisa Holcomb
Donate online: Go to
Note about designation “Internship Program: Lisa Holcomb”.

Mail donations – and words of encouragement to:
Lisa Holcomb
c/o Glad Tidings Church
1280 Webster Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

LAST, BUT NOT LEAST . . . Help spread the word.  No amount of support is too little. Even if you’re not able to help right now, someone you know may be willing and able.  Please share this email and become a friend on my Blogger Page “Gathering for the Harvest”.

I thank you in advance for your prayers and financial support.

Respectfully Yours,

Lisa Danielle Holcomb

Monday, January 10, 2011

Monrovia Liberia

This is our destination city with the Convoy of Hope that we are going to in August.

This is what we would be doing in Monrovia and surrounding areas:

helping micro businesses flourish by giving them the tools that they need to get started
food distribution
puppetry  just to name a few things.
This is much more than just going on a trip half way across the world.
This is to reach people for the Lord, this trip has been months in the making and is still in the process of moving. What I need from you is the support to do so.
I can write this letter with a different heart because I have been to Managua, Nicaragua and saw lives changed through hands who help and those who love the Lord. This is your chance to change the world.

This is where you come in. I need your help to make this happen. I have to raise $2500.00 for this endeavor. This will be the my traveling cost to Africa and back. It is not cheap.

How can you help?

Purchasing items from or going to Or going to and search for lisadanielledesigns.

If you would like to give straight out for this trip: your donations is tax deductible.

Thank you everyone