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I want to introduce to you a good friend of ours... She's the one rockin the Minnie Mouse shirt right in the middle and her name is Nina Villarin. This good friend of many years has embarked on a new journey in her life. A 4th grade teacher by day in the city of Chino Hills, CA and a youth leader by night, Nina has for longer than we can remember, has been praying about this "thing" in her heart. This "thing" that somehow got in there was as scary and real as anything she could ever think of but it never went away. So what's this "thing"?!...this "thing" in her heart was a calling to go out and be a Missionary and spread the good news of the Gospel to people in other countries. How cool is that?! With wanting to be a missionary, especially one out of the country, it is not as easy as you think. There were so many things to consider (the Bible talks about this as "counting the cost")...I mean why go right?! A good job, lots of friends and family! Why would she want to leave all that awesomeness behind?! After years and years of praying, and more praying...God really opened the flood gates and she got accepted to YWAM (Youth on a Mission). And believe it or not, despite all that awesomeness we just mentioned, she still followed her calling. For the next six months, Nina will be out in the Mission field serving her first love, God. We were sad to see her go, but she will be learning a lot and experiencing something greater than anything we can imagine. Nina, we were sad to see you go but glad to know that is what you wanted. If you are still scheduled to come back in December, little John or little Lauren will be waiting and will be fighting you for floor space.. hehe :) If you want to see what's happening in Nina's life, check out her blog and drop her a little love comment. Oh and if you totally *heart* what Nina's doing she still needs to raise funds for the time she'll be away...remember she's not getting paid for this! =) So if you want to some way get in contact with her, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll hook you up. Oh and before I forget, if you missed yesterday's post about our Q&A see below!