Friday, October 24, 2014

Homeless man and his dog

Bonnie Rogers has been such a great help and encouragement here. She looks for ways to help others where ever she goes. Last week she met a homeless man who lived next to the bus stop with his dog. After she talked with him in Spanish for a while she went and bought some orange juice and bread for the man. With a full tummy and a grateful heart this mas was blessed that day and a ray of sunshine and hope touched his life. She also bought some soap because he said that he really wanted to wash his dog.  "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 l
ead." Nelson Mandela

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Rainy Season

        With joyful and grateful hearts we want to say, "Thank you and send blessings to those who help support our work here in Costa Rica through prayers, encouragement, and finical support. Lives are being changed for eternity. Just as you do in the states, it is our honor privilege and responsibility to “tell the story of Jesus."Often we get to talk to someone and explain what it is like to have a relationship with Jesus and be freed from their past. Restoring relationships and reconciliation with others and God is an ongoing outreach for all Christians.
Cailene teaching the kids how to play spoons.

       October begins our rainy season, which means it rains every day and on and off through the night. It's a time of wearing sweaters and getting all the outside chores done in the morning sun.

Cornelio building a covered area to get out of the rain.

       The building we have been renting for our school was sold so we have to relocate by the first of November. We are praying for land so we can build a school in the future. As the school grows it is getting harder and harder to find a building to rent. It is a joyful time of transition and we feel we are right where God wants us. The delightful preparation for baby Mekhi, who is due the end of October, is almost done.

       Cailene's class schedules have been divided up between Kattia, who is a substitute teacher, Cornelio and Bonnie. Cailene will return to the classroom for part time work after the first of the year.

8.5 months pregnant
       We had a neighborhood cookie making day. The culture here is kids aren't in the kitchen helping. None of our neighbors have an oven. They all cook on gas burners. So making cookies in an oven is an extra treat. We played games afterwards.
Bonnie baking cookies with the girls. 

      This is each of our “mission field” to share the gospel, and the love and grace of Jesus Christ.  It is through love and God’s grace that hearts and minds are freed.