Wednesday, October 28, 2009
We have had a particularly busy couple of weeks here in Costa Rica. Last week was "Spiritual Emphasis Week" which is basically revival services which they have during every trimester. A group from Tennessee came and did Bible School for the children. In a crazy turn of events, my mother - ReDel Cawthon - was invited to come with the team. The group was from her town but a different church. They also had several other mission projects that they were involved in during the trip. The rest of the team left last Friday, but my mother was able to stay a few extra days. She is actually still here and will be leaving this Friday. She is staying to celebrate my 40th birthday with us!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The movie night went great. I had 41 men show up for "Facing the Giants." I believe that God is working in a powerful way. Many had questions and others had comments about the movie. We are preparing for "rain." (If you have seen the movie you know what I am talking about. If you don't know, then you need to rent and watch "Facing the Giants.") I am working on a video that I will be posting in the next few days.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I am very excited about tomorrow night because I am having a special event for the football team I coach - The Jaguares (pronounced "hog war es" in Spanish). During the event, I will be showing the Christian film "Facing the Giants" - in Spanish, of course. Please pray that this event will open doors for sharing the Gospel and possibly for beginning a small group Bible study. The event will begin at 6 pm Costa Rica time which is 7 pm Central Time/8 pm Eastern Time.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
A lot has changed since we arrived in Costa Rica. When we arrived, we were expecting to remain in Costa Rica after language school. Now we know that we will be going to Panama to live and work after language school. We will graduate (hopefully!!) from language school on April 23rd of next year and will leave for Panama City, Panama somewhere around May 1st. We have been getting to know our team members pretty well over the last few weeks. They are here with us in language school. They are Tim and Tina Louderback from Thomasville, GA. They are a neat, fun couple and have four children who are intertwined with the ages of our children. If you have a chance, check out their blog at lyricsofamom.blogspot.com. Another couple who will be on our team will be arriving in Costa Rica later this month. They already have a good bit of Spanish and will only spend one trimester in language school. We are looking forward to getting to know them, as well. All three families will leave at the same time to move to Panama! We are getting very excited about what God has ahead. In fact, please begin praying for the people we will minister to in Panama City.