Quarantine Encouragement #1

Whether this season is one of quiet and emptiness or it’s filled with crazy kids all day, God is with us each moment of every day. He desires to be with us in whatever we’re doing so take some time and invite Him in. When you do, you may be surprised to see how He is working in the different parts of your life. 

One of the things that He has been showing me is to look for the little things in life that He gives us. This journey of finding the small things began last year during my DTS when I started recognizing how something as small as playing jump rope with the kids would bring such a smile to their cute little faces. 

In this current season with the base being closed, I have found joy with some of the amazing sunsets we get to see and during the day I smile when I see the sea gulls out flying through the sky. I have found joy in the connectedness that has come about because of the quarantine and in learning to cook

Each of these experiences and things bring joy because He speaks to me or reminds me of His promises to us. The sunsets are a reminder that He fearfully and wonderfully created me and knows my innermost being. When the seagulls fly around, it’s a reminder of the passage in Matthew 6 that speaks about God caring for us so much more than the birds or the flowers. The connectedness that has happened over video chats are a reminder that God uses us in ways we could never imagine. With learning to cook, as crazy and stressful as it can be, the ending is worth it. It’s a reminder that none of us are at home anywhere in this world, our true home is in Heaven one day with our Lord. 

So I want to ask: how is God bringing joy to you during this season? What are the small things He has given you that you may have never before realized? 

I am praying that He will move within your life and that He will bring a deep joy unlike any you’ve ever experienced. I pray that you will have peace beyond comprehension in these times and I pray that these times will draw you near to Him like never before.

We don’t know what lies ahead, but we can be excited for what is to come because greater things have yet to come

Stay safe and keep being awesome, 

Kristina Zuroff 


Reflecting and Preparing

This past Sunday I spoke at my home church in Modesto and this upcoming Sunday I am speaking at my home church in Brentwood.

It is amazing seeing how God is connecting the dots and how He is drawing people in to supporting me. Whether it is financially or praying for me, it all is such a blessing.

As I sit here tonight preparing for speaking on Sunday, I wrote out my highlight points of all I was able to do this past time during my DTS and all that I am going to be doing this next time in Romania.

It blows my mind to see each of the activities that we did written out on paper. It blows my mind to think about all of the people God planted seeds in through us. It blows my mind to see how God worked through each member of my team in the different locations and activities.

Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee.” Isaiah 60:1

With that in mind, I am going to be speaking at Brentwood Neighborhood Church on Sunday, January 26th so come on out and hear all about everything!!


Hi! My name is Kristina and this is my blog where I will post life updates and more.

I recently have finished my Discipleship Training School (DTS) with an organization called Youth With A Mission (YWAM). While there, my heart immensely grew for Romania and I feel that God has called me to ministry in Constanta, Romania.

The title of my blog is inspired by #GrowandGoWithGod, which I put on my “Idea List” of things to-do since I don’t have a full schedule. After doing that I realized that the idea of Growing and Going with God ties into the heart of DTS and YWAM. Part of their mission statement is to Know God and Make Him Known which I love!

Thank you for all of your support and partnerships so far! I would not be where I am today without all of you!

“You did not choose Me but I chose you, and appointed you that you would go and bear fruit…” John 15:16