melissa_vereen Happy birthday, twin! 28 never looked better 🤓 2d

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melissa_vereen Last day to put in your pre-order of these sweet tanks that benefit a really sweet mission! To order donate $25(or more?!) to the link in the profile and comment/DM your size! I'm thrilled that so many of you are taking this journey with me and can't wait to touch the world with your help!! 5d

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melissa_vereen Even in the valley, His beauty and goodness follows me. It just took me a while to see it. 1w

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melissa_vereen Nearly $1,000 in two weeks and less than $500 from my first deadline. WHAT. IS. LIFE. Ever faithful, He is. Ever faithful YALL are for supporting me and encouraging me through donations and kind words!
To learn more about my year of service, to subscribe to blog updates while I'm on the field and/or to donate to help me reach my deadline :: link in profile!!!
2w

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melissa_vereen My Favorite truth and my favorite piece of clothing: TANK TOPS! A donation of $25 or more secures you one of these beauties! Taking preorders now! S-2XL available! Donate through the link found in the profile and PM me your size (and address if you're not local to Jacksonville, FL)! ALL proceeds benefit my fund with @adventuresinmissions account towards @theworldrace! His faithfulness stands like the mountains, friends!! 3w

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melissa_vereen "Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim." 3w

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melissa_vereen The farther He takes me, the more He captivates my heart. 1mon

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melissa_vereen Though it's a day late from #WORLDRACEwednesday I just can't wait another week before sharing these.
ADOPT A JAR! I have 11 different mason jars to represent one of each of the 11 countries I'll be traveling to while on the World Race. Any and all loose change and bills go a LONG way in closing the gap between my goal and my current account with the World Race.
Here's how it works!
1. Claim/Adopt a country and jar.
2. I will mail/deliver jar(s) to you! Once it's in your possession fill it with any loose change, bills, checks, encouraging note/prayers, etc.
3. Once it's full, or at the end of each month, I will collect it from you/mail it home! (And give you the tightest hug you've ever had!!) 4. Repeat the process or pass the jar along to another generous family!
Here are the Countries:
South Africa (1)
Swaziland
Lesotho
Thailand (1)
Vietnam
Cambodia (1)
Nicaragua (1)
Costa Rica (1)
Haiti (1)
Dominican Republic(1)
Jamaica (1) *As a Thank You, I will bring you back a souvenir from the country you adopted!* As they are claimed, I will update the list (**note: multiple jars per country available!) In 2016, it's a personal goal of mine to be more intentional with spending and saving. Will you join me?! ADOPT A JAR! (( For more information of what I am doing and where I will be going, please click link in profile! )) #11n11 #melissameetsworld
1mon

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melissa_vereen I have a feeling that 2016 is going to be a beautiful journey. I can't put my finger(s) on it, but I just have a feeling! #maybebecauseidonthaveenoughfingers #11n11 ***To read about my next adventure, please visit the link in the profile!! You should totally subscribe to it so you can keep up to date with how the Lord is enabling me to be His hands, feet, and love!*** 1mon

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melissa_vereen #tatatechau is in full effect! @lahniblair is about to say #tatatechau and hello #mrandmrsjones ! 2mon

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melissa_vereen It is crazy to think that seven months ago I didn't know you, because I would be completely lost without you. Thankful that distance makes the heart grow fonder because I love your stinking guts. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. See y'all so soon sisters!! 2mon

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melissa_vereen "Be still, dear heart" was our mantra and prayer as we walked into the bars of Walking Street while we worked to rescue His babies. It was the song of our rejoicing hearts as we watched His daughters experience freedom and love for the first time! It was what we repeatedly told ourselves as we had to adjust to live at home after ours lives had been turned upside down then thrown right side up again... It has been what I've been telling myself this whole weekend because I'm overwhelmed by His goodness and love as prepare to watch you walk down the aisle to this new season of life with your sweet beau! 7 months ago I walked onto a plane not knowing a soul and came out with sisters I can't imagine life without. Lahni, you are such a precious blessing to all of those who know you. I am so honored God chose me to do life with you. Congratulations, angel baby! What a beautiful bride you are! (Here is a #fbf to the best/hardest times of our lives! Bar ministry is rough but together with Jesus- we have it made!) 2mon

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melissa_vereen Exploring together as we road trip to see @lahniblair say #tatatechau ! Traveling together looks a lot different here than the Philippines but these girls are absolutely the best of the best to do life with! 2mon

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melissa_vereen This photo probably doesn't say much to you. But what if you knew that girl? The girl whose life was changed forever when her family sold her into the sex trade. The girl whose worth was found in the quantity of customers she could serve instead of how great of a human being she is. The girl who is now free and seeks freedom for her sisters still enslaved by their oppressors by returning to the place that once held her captive.
What if you knew her heart? What if you knew how very precious she is?
This photo reminds me so deeply of our Creators love for us. I've spent my life trying to be enough for others. Trying to be a good enough friend. Trying to be a good enough student. Trying to be a good enough teacher... But always falling short. Never being enough. But He holds us so tenderly with such love and compassion. Despite my brokenness, my lack of "enough" (whatever that really is), my ugly ugly ugly traits and habits that I bring to the table- God's great love pours over me and makes me perfectly whole and without flaw in my Maker's eyes.
Shout out @wipeeverytear for allowing me the opportunity to learn some of life's greatest lessons. Our worth is in Jesus. We are enough.
2mon

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melissa_vereen Customs make good Christmas presents. That's what @behbeee tells me anyway. if you're in need of some cute canvas' holla atcha girl! **100% of the proceeds go towards my @theworldrace fund!** 2mon

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melissa_vereen Crossing adventures off the bucket list #GOGATORS 🐊 2mon

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melissa_vereen In honor of #givingtuesday ; would you consider helping me reach the broken? Would you help me feed the hungry? Will you help me rescue those trapped in sex slavery and let them experience freedom?! Would you consider supporting me on the World Race? I will be traveling to 11 countries in 11 months. I would love to be fully funded prior to launching in August 2016, which means raising $16,971. This will cover my travel, lodging, food, training, and other race costs. I currently 15% fully funded (YAY!!) If you would like to receive a support letter or have a phone or face to face conversation about the trip, please message me so I can get with you about those options!
In the meantime, check out my blog and feel free to click the "Support Me!" tab to donate!
www.melissavereen.theworldrace.org [LINK IN THE PROFILE!] #Monthemakersmission #theworldrace #11n11 **Please feel free to share this or any blog post as a means of getting the word out!! It would be so helpful and mean SO much!!**
2mon

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melissa_vereen In all kinds of weather... 🐊 2mon

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