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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Meet the Carver Family

I would like to introduce you to the Carver Family from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, who arrived on August 1st. They will reside here until Dec. 19th.

Kathy, her husband-Bruce, their daughter-Chessa, & Naomi-their granddaughter, felt the calling to teach the people of Carrillos English.

The classes are 3 times a day, 3 days a week. Additionally, they are conducting courses 3 days a week for the Strong Missions team staff.

Please pray a blessing on them and the work they are doing.

For Him and with Him,

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hasta la bye-bye, Christian Cuellar

For those of you who had the privilege to get to know and work with Christian Cuellar, in case you already didn't know, he is heading back to the US today. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with him as he returns after giving almost 9 months of himself to the people of Carrillos, Costa Rica, and Strong Missions. 

Prayers for a safe and uneventful flight back (@205), prayers for his job search and upcoming interviews, and to know that it's all in God's hands and worrying won't get us anywhere. 

Maybe a last bit of advice from him: don't put the hot dogs in the microwave with the plastic! :) 
No seriously, I'm sure he would say something like: PURA VIDA and GNAM GNAM. (YUM, YUM)

It's been a blessing to work with him! All the best for the future and see you back here sometime in the near future.

You will be greatly missed!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

One week later....& fall activity

Wow! It has been a crazy summer. Crazy good that is. :)

It has just been over a week since the last summer team left. Yet, it feels like it was just a day or two ago. I miss so many of you. PS, I finally broke down and got facebook. Some of you asked for it early in the summer, now I have it.

What a great year and summer it has been in Carrillos. I pray that you are as excited as I am for the work that God has laid upon our hearts to continue during here. We ask for your continuing support and prayers as we move forward in this journey. Know also that you are in our prayers.

I hope this was an amazing experience for all of you. If there is anything we can do for you and your teams to make this experience even better, let us know ASAP. Contact either Charlie or myself. We are always looking for ways to grow in our service to the teams. We are here to serve & bless the people of Costa Rica, and also offer the same to you.

We have 2 groups confirmed for the fall. How exciting! If you would still like to bring a team, please let us know "yesterday"....haha, no seriously ASAP. Remember flight prices are down for the fall from locations like Chicago, Miami, etc.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010


I don't know how many times I can say this, but THANK YOU to EVERYONE for being a blessing to the people of Costa Rica, Strong Missions, and myself.

I can't believe 2 months have gone by so quickly. It was exciting to see old faces as well as getting to know new ones. I pray that your experience was as fulfilling as mine has been.

I have experienced God in new ways with you and through you. Know that you are in my prayers and I hope we can serve together again in the near future.

The work continues here; not just on the actual buildings, but also on building relationships with the people of Carrillos, Costa Rica. I pray that your experience here will foster future relationships with people of your community in the U.S. and the people of Carrillos.

Updates on sites to follow soon!


Rebecca Rusnak (