Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Selah Graduation 2011

       On Dec 18th our school had it's yearly Christmas program. We combined the graduation of our students with a Christmas program. This year we added teaching music lessons to our school. There was a combination of music specials and English presentations. God has blessed us so much this past year. We are excited to see what He will to do in this coming year!
         We have been able to network and help many of our students with many other needs than just learning English. We enjoy a growing personal relationship with our students and they ask us many questions. We look for opportunities to share the love of Jesus with who ever will listen. Building this trust takes time but that is why we are here in Costa Rica.
       Our school remains an outreach by offering education to families and individuals who would otherwise not be able to take classes. We will be starting up our classes the first part of the New Year. We have several people who would love to take classes but cannot afford them although we charge very little for the classes and materials. For one full year it costs $300 per student. This includes registration, certificates, books, materials and their lessons. We do a lot of hands on learning with games and songs so we do not limit ourselves to just books. If you are interested in sponsoring a student please contact us for more details. You can donate directly through our pay pal account or mail check to Chelan Nazarene church PO BOX J  Chelan, WA 98816. We appreciate your prayers and support.
God Bless you all and Merry Christmas!!
Cornelio and Cailene


Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas

Good Morning,
We are so thankful to be stepping into the Christmas season as we celebrate Jesus’ birth. This past Sunday our church was invited to give a service at a large church in San Jose (that is about an hour and a half drive from where we live).  We have known about this for the past 6 weeks as Cornelio and I have been practicing with the worship team for this special service. Twice a week, 3 hours a day we were preparing and it was so worth it. The service lasted 3 hours and 1h and 45 min was the worship.  Some of the members from our church came on the bus that afternoon. The pastor’s wife did an excellent job preaching. There were 10 people on the worship team. I played my saxophone for some songs so another person could play the keyboard. What a stretch for us as a group, but a wonderful experience and we pray for more of those opportunities to come like this. We are all motivated, excited and ready to see what God is going to do next with us as we continue to look for ways to grow.

Thank you s so much for your continual prayers and support in our lives and for our mission here in Costa Rica. God Bless you all and Merry Christmas!!
Cornelio and Cailene