Thursday, September 4, 2014

September update

     We are training Kattia, our new part time teacher, to fill in for me when our baby is born. Kattia has been my classmate at the university for the last 2 years so it is fun to have her join us. We are rearranging our school schedule so Cornelio has more classes to teach and mom will be teaching all the Friday classes. This will make the transition easier for everyone.

"What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived, it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." Nelson Mandela

     Last week Cornelio came home encouraged and said that his whole day was worth the one hour he had with one of his students. This young man was scared and didn’t know what to do when he found out that he and his girlfriend were pregnant. Cornelio explained what this new responsibility would be like and encouraged him to step up and take control of his life and the one’s he is now responsible for. He reminded him that Jesus is the glue that makes everything work together and by the time the student left class he decided not to abandon his girlfriend and try to work things out by taking on this new responsibility. God is good! Cornelio continues to encourage him and others to be the next generation of Costa Ricans who are strong in their faith and make responsible choices.

           We enjoy having get-togethers in our home. Here we are preparing to watch a Costa Rica soccer game on TV. We painted the Costa Rican flag on everyone’s face and all watched the game together. Our house will be full of fun, family, food and laughter on our Independence Day September 15th.  There is a big parade in our town. We will go and watch and cheer as many of our students participate in parade. We enjoy staying active in the community activities and to support the hard work that goes into each event.
God Bless