Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Dressember!

DRESSEMBER started yesterday!
Now day two and I am loving this!
Love feeling so feminine!

Day 1
* Dress- Target
* Jacket- Kohls
* Tights- Express
* Boots- Love D
*Belt- Target
*Bracelet- Gift
* Feather Necklace- Gift
*Round Gold Earrings- SwapMeet

Day 2
*Dress- Lauren Conrad
*Jacket- New York and Company
*Belt- H&M
*Boots- Foreign (Nicaragua)
* Feather Earrings- Forever 21

-Not too late to join in! Do it!!-

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Fashion Favorites.

So I have always thought of Kohls as an "old lady" store.... but boy was I wrong! I have found so many cute items there from clothing, to scarfs, belts, purses, shoes, jewelry, and much more! They always have my favorite brands on sale. Not only have I found steals of deals in the store... they are constantly mailing/emailing coupons (15%, 20% even 30%!) I think I am addicted!

You need to check out LC Lauren Conrads Brand. She has to be one the of the cutest people ever. Her clothes are adorable and is a majority of what has been added to my closet.

Here are some recent finds from LC that I love!

Also was a little surprised to see CANDIES with some decent shoes! I have two new ones and I love them!

Go check out Kohls... I promise you will not leave disappointed or empty handed!

Slight Obsession

OPI- Burlesque Nail Polish.

I recently have been really looking for some cute nail polishes. What do you know, I found them! I now own two and I love them! They are super super easy to put on and really glam up any look.

They are a little on the pricey side ($8.50) but definitely worth it.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


My adorable good friend Blythe Hill is a super fashionista.... She started "DRESSEMBER" last year and it was a hit! She wore nothing but dresses for the entire month of December (31 days!) Considering being a fashionista myself and having a plethora of dresses ;) I decided to jump on this year with Blythe! So here are the rules... 31 days, only dresses, no pants... repeats are allowed! Just take a picture of yourself everyday in a dress and post it to your blog. I think this idea is so fun and Blythe is throwing the invite out there... Come join in ladies on reclaiming/embracing/celebrating femininity! (pulled most info from her blog, which is genius... check it out!)

Monday, May 31, 2010


Nicaragua Update #2

Hello Hermanos y Hermanas!

I have been so extremely blessed being here with the brothers and sisters in San Juan de Limay. The Lord has opened up an awesome opportunity to teach English classes to some of the youth in the village. About 15 have been coming on a consistent basis; I am able to share the gospel with them. Two Sunday classes have been taught and the curriculum is working out perfect! The kids’ love having homework and a memory verse every week. I see God working already in these young children’s lives. What a joy to see them excited to recite the verse the following Sunday! What an incredible blessing! Yesterday was Mother’s day and the children made cards for their mothers. The church got together with four other congregations for a big mothers day dinner. The men served the mothers… it was a wonderful sight considering in their culture that never occurs! Pastor Vicente and 3 other missionaries from Florida went into the Capitol of Managua and the town of Esteli to preach the gospel. They preached in the streets and in the prisons. 130 people came to the Lord in the week they were gone! Praise God ☺!! Pastor Gerardo and his wife from CCRSM were missionaries here at one point, for about 2 years. They raised a little girl named Janixea from the years of 3-5 years old. They were able to come out here to start the adoption process with Mi Familia (the adoption agency here in Nicaragua.) Gerardo and Rorie needed to find her birth father who left 12 years ago in a small town north of the Capitol. Janexia’s mother Melania was there and by the grace of God she was able to lead them to his house. A miracle in itself, it had been over 12 years she had even spoken to the father. The father showed up the next morning at Mi Familia and they turned in all the paperwork needed to start the process. Please keep them in prayer, they will find out on June 11th if they are approved or not to adopt. If they are approved they have to do everything they need right away because once she is 16 years old they cannot adopt. Janexia will be 15 years old in December. Please keep Pastor Gerardo and Rorie in your prayers. I am waiting for the Rainbow Sandals to arrive June 9th so we can go distribute the sandals to very poor families outside the village. Lastly the past Monday I was very sick. I was ill with stomach cramps, body aches, a fever, a headache, and nausea. The Doctor in the village came out and he told me I had a horrible stomach bacteria. Our God is so good and so Sovereign!! I am free of all symptoms. Thank you all for your prayers! I am halfway through the trip and can’t wait to see what God does in these next 2 weeks. God Bless you all! Glory and Honor to our precious Lord Jesus!!



Thursday, May 20, 2010

Update #1

Hello Brother and Sisters!

I have arrived safely in San Juan de Limay! I am being so very blessed and loving every moment the Lord has given in this amazing place! This mission trip is so different from the other trips I have taken in the past. I am not staying in a tent, I am living in the house of Pastor Vicente and his family; staying with his daughters. Spending every moment with them. Such a blessing, they are like family to me! I spent the first two days ministering to the family and visiting some families from the church with Pastor Vicente. The Lord is softening the hearts of Vicente’s daughters as well. My hearts desire coming here was to minister to his 16 and 14 year old girls and to really get to know my sisters in Christ. We have had a few great times of discipleship and the trip has just begun! Praise God ☺!! Exciting things are happening here. The Lord is opening many doors for the church here in San Juan de Limay. First of all a few of them have given the opportunity to work with the Governor. They are in the process in building a chicken-processing center. In the center they will be raising chickens, then processing them, and packaging them to sell in neighboring villages. Secondly the church is working to build a maternity house. Women who live in neighboring villages will be able to live there and deliver their children there instead of giving birth in the home. I am so excited to see God’s hand working mightily with the brothers and sisters here. We had a prayer meeting Tuesday, it was great meeting with the body of Christ and interceding together; what a wonderful joy that put in my heart! Today I spent the entire day as a true Nicaraguan, even waking up at 4am, haha! For the first time I rode their public transportation 2 hours to the town of Esteli and took a taxi once in Esteli... both such crazy rides! Imagine the most insane off-roading ride ever… times 7 on the bus and racing as fast as you can on a race track in the taxi! So much fun! Roberto the worship leader took me everywhere I needed to go to buy the last supplies I need for Children’s Sunday school here. Bless his heart, we spent 3 hours getting all the copies made for an entire year of Sunday School lessons. I had quite an experience today. Life is so different here from the United States, I love it! Pastor Vicente asked me to give English classes. Tomorrow our classes begin, and they invited many people from the village. Please pray for us, it will be a great time to share the gospel. I thank my Lord and Savior for this incredible opportunity to spend a month here. I am so excited to see what God is going to do here. Thank you for all your support and prayers. God Bless You!

All Glory and Honor to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!


Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Month in Nicaragua

Dear Loved Ones,

I cannot thank you enough for all your prayers and support! I sincerely appreciate it! I am writing you today to let you know how successful my recent mission trip to Nicaragua was. God is so great; the mission was amazingly blessed!

First of all I am not sure how many of you may know my Spanish here at home is broken. However as soon as I stepped foot in Nicaragua I was fluent! I was able to communicate perfectly, as if I had been speaking Spanish my whole life. Knowing perfect Spanish was so incredible because I was able to minister to the people in the church and taught two Sunday school lessons to the children. I feel so blessed to be used by God in such a mighty way and to just feel his sovereign hand over me the entire time.

The most humbling experience I have ever encountered happened in the village during this trip. We had the wonderful opportunity to spend Christmas with the people of San Juan de Limay. We brought a brother in the church a new cd player on Christmas. When his family opened the present; smiles appeared from ear to ear, they lifted their hands in praise, giving all the glory and honor to God.

Without me even realizing it, the Lord had definitely been preparing me for this trip for the past year. In June I recently had a job change from Starbucks to Mission Hills Christian School. Working with children fulltime at work, my heart changed significantly from prior trips. This trip my heart was really focused on the children of Nicaragua. Being there in the village I found out they do not have a children’s ministry at the church. I am seeing children I’ve known since they were four years old, now fourteen and not wanting to go to church. Since there is no Sunday school, the children are lacking that foundation on Christ. There are currently many young children between the ages of five to fourteen years old at the church. I feel a desire on my heart to go back and help the church begin a solid children’s ministry. My desire is to love these children of the village the way Christ loves me.

I have such a love and a very special place in my heart for San Juan de Limay.

God has opened doors for me to return to San Juan de Limay in May for a month. I purchased my ticket for May 17, 2010- June 15, 2010. While I am there I will be forming a children’s ministry, ministering to the church, disciplining the young woman of the village on the importance of purity, and teaching English classes. As of right now they do not have a youth ministry or discipleship with the youth. I am praying for all the needs of the church and that the Lord would provide other missionaries to join the mission trip. Please lift this up in prayer!

Over the years I have seen God provide spiritually, physically, and financially for all my trips. I trust in that, knowing God will provide. I feel this is God’s will for my life. I ask that you would support me most importantly through prayer. May the Lord be Honored and Glorified! God Bless You!

In His Love,

Priscilla Rodriguez

Nicaragua 2009 Mission Trip Video!

Mission Trip: Nicaragua 2009 from Priscilla Rodriguez on Vimeo.

Nicaragua Update #3

Hello my dear brothers and sisters,

We are being so extremely blessed. God is so good and sovereign! Yesterday we made Pan Frances (french toast) for some of the church family and we spent the day ministering to the church body. The men demolished the other house on the church lot to start the project of building a new house for the pastor. I have some amazing pictures and video of that I will send at a later time. Today we spent the day at the dentist office where Rorie spent the morning cleaning teeth, and Lori cut the hair of people waiting. Lonna painted nails, and Meredith and I played with the kids. We had such a fun morning! They had a prayer meeting and some of us painted faces of the church kids. We ended the day with the team members going to a sisters house who broke her hip to pray for her. We were listen to the Chris Tomlin song "God of this city." The lyrics read:

You're the God of this City
You're the King of these people
You're the Lord of this nation

For greater things have yet to come
And greater things are still to be done in this City

The village of San Juan de Limay is so special to me, I can only imagine how much more it is special to God. I feel like God has greater things that are going to come and be done in the city of San Juan de Limay. He is going to be so Glorified and Honored through it all! I can not wait to see what He has planned! I was talking to Rorie after pondering that and we both had this exact thought as the same time... gave us goose bumps!

We only have one full day left in the village, such a bitter sweet thought. I am already praying about coming back in July for a month! The church definitely needs some help with their childrens ministry, they need some form of structure. Also I was so blessed learning about the Names of God last womens retreat... I would love to lead a womens study about the Names of God in spanish here! Please start praying for that!! God bless you all! We will see you soon :)

Love, Priscilla

Nicaragua Update #2

Hello Brothers and Sisters!

Today was our 4th day in the village. We have been so extremely blessed. God is so good and doing an amazing work here! Gerardo taught service this morning. Rorie, Meredith and I got to do the sunday school for the children. I taught on 1 John 4:19, played with the parachute, gave out undergarments and did face paint. Meredith and I were invited to a first birthday party for our friends little boy. We were able to go visit and minister to our friends and their family. Please pray for them as our friend is 16 years old Christian girl with a 1 year old child and non Christian husband. The other team members went out to visit very impoverished people who live in the outskirts of the village. They gave out clothes, undergarments, and tooth brushes. Tomorrow evening we will be going out again to give out more clothes, undergarments, and toothbrushes. We are planning on visiting and ministering to a sister of the church who broke her hip. We are also planning on ministering to the church family as well. God Bless you all and thank you for all your prayers and support. All Glory and Honor to God!

Much Love,


Ps: Here is a picture from Sunday School this morning!

Nicaragua Update #1

I know it has been a while. Here are the many updates I sent out while in Nicaragua!

Dearest Hermanos y Hermanas (Brothers and Sisters)!!

We arrived safely in the village of San Juan de Limay on December 23rd. I just want to start off with letting you all know that at home my spanish is horrible. Since I have been here in Nicaragua I have been able to communicate perfectly, as if I had been speaking Spanish my whole life! Such an amazing blessing from our Precious Lord. I am able to minister and talk to everyone I come in contact with. We spent all of Christmas Eve in the main town called Estelle which is 2 hours away from the village. We were purchasing materials to build the Pastor a bigger home because he is in need of it with such a large family. We purchased gifts for Pastor Vicente to give his children on Christmas and food for the large church dinner we were having on Christmas Day. Tradition here in Nicaragua is to spend Christmas Eve with your family members, eat dinner and if there are gifts, they exchange them at midnight. We gave Vicente and his family gifts which was such a blessing to see them open the gifts at midnight. The most amazing thing was driving to Brother Maximo's (a member of the church who is a very big help to the church) house a little after midnight to give them their presents. They are a family who never receive gifts. When they opened their presents they were Praising and giving Glory and Honor to God. One of the most humbling experiences ever. The next day the sisters of the church cooked enough food for 110 people for a Christmas dinner following the church service. I was in charge of taking care of the children. God is so sovereign and good! I prayed because I had no idea what I was going to share with these children. God gave me all the words to be able to explain the story of the Birth of Christ; and explain to them about how He was sent here to be our Savior and to wash us white as snow. We gave away glow in the dark bouncy balls and God gave me to idea of telling the children that Christ is "El Luz del mundo" (The Light of the world.) No matter where you are the Lord is with you; when you eat, go to school, and even when you are asleep. We shut all the lights off and the children saw the balls glowing. I am so thankful for such a wonderful opportunity to share the word of God with all these wonderful Children. Today we painted and cleaned the Pastor's/church kitchen, and ministered to the brothers and sisters of the church. We are sorry that we have not sent an update until now. We are now able to make it out to the internet cafes. Another update shall come! Thank You for continuing to Pray for us all your support. We ask that you would keep the people of San Juan de Limay in your prayers.. That their hearts would be open and that Our Lord Jesus receive all the Glory and Honor!

God Bless You all.

Love, Priscilla

Ps: this is a picture of the beautiful village!