Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Costa Rica

This week is Semana Santa "Holy Week". We are enjoying a few days off from our language studies as the school is closed all week. This is an important week for us to remember, as Christians, the price that Jesus paid for us on the cross. Sadly, many people get caught up in this week's ceremonies and processions, but don't focus on the true meaning. That's true here in Costa Rica, but it's also true in the states - even with Christians.

As we have shared with some people here: "!El es resucitado! !El es resucitado en verdad!" or in English "He is risen! He is risen indeed!" Let that be your focus!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

News from Costa Rica

We've gotten a little behind in writing on the blog. We've become very busy with life here in Costa Rica!

I do have some exciting news to share.... Praise the Lord, one of my players on the football team that I coach accepted Christ last week! I'm so excited about his decision. I see the Lord working in quite a few of the players lives, and am very excited to be a part of this. Please pray that this work will continue after I leave for Panama.

Speaking of Panama, we now have our airline tickets. We will be leaving Costa Rica on April 23rd. This is actually the same day that we graduate from language school. We will graduate that morning and fly out that afternoon. Pray for us as we make yet another transition.

Pray that God is already preparing hearts to be receptive to the Truth, and that lives will be changed for eternity!