Friday, February 10, 2012

Boy it has been a LONG time!

It's been almost 3 years since I have posted on my blog. I guess I need to change the picture even though I love the picture of my blessings. A lot has happened since 2009. I have become a grandmother of twin boys and oh so much more. I will try to come back from time to time to update.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Pray for Matt and Alexia

A few days ago Matt totaled he and Alexia's car.  Praise the Lord he is ok but the car isn't.  Please pray that the Lord provides them with another vehicle because their other vehicle which is an old van goes about 2 miles and then overheats.

Thanks in advance for your prayers!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

A New Season In Life

Family Update

Our wonderful new son in law Matt and Alexia
Me and my honey
The girls . . .Alexia, Sierra and me :-)
My poor blog has been has not been updated for awhile as many of you know.  I have been trying to get back here but my life is a whirlwind right now and it's hard to find time to get back here.

What's new in our home?  Well, we are in a new season of life.  We currently have 4 of our 5 blessings in Kansas City at the International House of Prayer.    Jordan will be starting his third year at their Forerunner School of Ministry and he continues to play keys in their 24/7 Global 24/7 Prayer Room on our son in laws worship team.   He has at least two more years in KC and then we pray he comes back to home and back to Orlando House of Prayer where we are contending for 24/7 prayer and worship. 

Alexia as you know got married to Matt on May 16th.  They had a wonderful honeymoon and they are now back in Kansas City where Matt is on staff at IHOP and is one of the worship leaders there.  Alexia will be taking audit classes at IHOP this coming year.  She needs to keep her time available so she can travel with Matt on ministry trips.  They also just got a new puppy named Jerry :-)

Taylor and Landon has been in Kansas City since June.  Landon has been doing their ATC  (Awaken Teen Camp) and also did their leadership track.   He will be home some time this month.  Taylor decided to spend the summer there and is also applying to do one of their internships.  We will know what happens with his future in a week or so.

Sierra actually was in Kansas City too this summer.  She went for a few weeks with Carlos and then decided to stay another 10 days with the kids.  So, at one time we had all five kids in KC and Carlos and I back here in Orlando. . . . boy that felt weird :-)

As many of you know Carlos and I are the Executive Director's of IHOP Orlando - the Orlando House of Prayer - OHOP.   We are a missions base that is contending for 24/7 prayer and worship.  The heart of OHOP is our prayer room where we are 70 hours away from being 24/7.

We have about 19 full and part time intercessory missionaries at OHOP.   They spend about 20 hours in the prayer room a week and the other 20 hours doing service and admin. hours on the missions base or in one of our arteries such as the Compassion Center.

I also volunteer about 20 hours at   the Compassion Center.   We feed and clothe about 300 homeless and low income families and individuals a week.  I am in the process of organizing the clothing and also reach out to the community to bring in food drives.

For the first time in about 21 years Carlos and I have been working "together" in ministry.  I have always supported him but when the kids were small and I was homeschooling all five of them I could not be of much help so I supported him.  Now that the kids are older and some have left the nest it has allowed me to partner with him in ministry!  We are having a great time and we have an amazing team at OHOP.  

I am going to try to keep the blog updated with "life" details.  I probably will not be posting many pictures because it takes too long but if you have a FACEBOOK I post almost everything over there.  You can find me at Emily Katsanis Sarmiento.   I also added the Orlando House of Prayer page box to the right side of my blog.  If you have a FACEBOOK I invite you to become a fan and you can see all what we are doing down in Orlando.

I have received so many nice notes and comments from you all saying you have missed my posts.  I will try hard to pop in here and keep you all updated!