Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ- Ephesians 5:20

Fried Motherboard
Praise the Lord there was no fire! All damage done was repairable. The local government required that all meter boxes on the homes needed to be moved from the house to the street for easier reading. The unexpected 220 volt of electricity shot through their home, and fried many things. Because most things were connected to surge protectors which absorbed most of the shock, replacing the surge protectors was an easy fix. However the security gate and the refrigerator mother boards were fried.

Living by faith, finding joy in adversity!
While waiting for replacement parts, Cailene and Cornelio were without a refrigerator for four days. The food stored in the fridge needed to be discarded.  With the high heat and humidity in Costa Rica, daily meal preparation was an obstacle. Cleaning out the fridge and needing to start over again is just a reminder of how each day brings unexpected surprises and challenges. God is the source of our strength and hope. He continues to provide for all needs.

Cornelio fixing the security gate
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you;  Joshua 1:9

The word "Selah" in Hebrew means to pause, wait, listen.

 But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Praises reports:

  • There was no electrical fire.
  • Donations were made to help cover replacement costs.

Prayer requests:

  • Cornelio and Cailene complete their plans and preparations for coming to the States in December.
  • Pray they have opportunities to share what God is doing in Costa Rica with other small groups and supporters.