Sunday, December 26, 2010
Do you speak Spanish? Do you know someone who does? Would you like to spend time in Costa Rica serving the Lord by serving teams coming to work and serve with Strong Missions? Apply to be a summer intern ASAP! If interested, email Rebecca at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an application. Applications due Feb. 1st.
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Finally, my family life has become the most incredible thing in my life, and in this line of work that’s saying something. Angela is finishing high school (she’s completed 6 years worth of studying in about 3 years), and if all goes well she’ll be starting the university next summer. She’s really excited, and I admit that if I had been as committed to my studies as is she, I would have made the dean’s list many more times than I did. I’m very proud of her, as am I of our daughter, Anna Elena. She’s walking and talking, and she loves futbol (soccer) and football, and with the Rangers record this year she’s even taking to baseball. She likes to sit on my lap and hoot at the games. She can even say “touchdown”. Okay, she roots for all teams, even the opponents of the Texas teams, but we’ll work on that with time. My first mentor and still the man I consider my pastor, Richard Strait, and his wife Renee, came to visit from Wisconsin after our not seeing each other in more than 14 years. He baptized Anna Elena, and friends and family surrounded us. We felt God’s presence, and we are so appreciative of our UM tradition that allows us to practice infant baptism. It’s wonderful to have people in your life who mean so much and give so much love. God’s grace abounds!
Overall, it’s been a great year, and it’s looking like we will grow yet again in the year to come. We hope that you will all be a part of what we’re doing here. Over the 7 years we’ve been here we’ve made friendships that will last through this life, and we believe into the life that follows. You have shared your love with the people of Costa Rica and with us, and our lives will never be the same. We know the economy continues to struggle in the U.S., and we continue to hold all of you in our prayers and meditations.