Saturday, April 24, 2010


Yesterday was an extremely busy day. Charlotte and I graduated from language school in the morning at 9:00 AM, and were picked up at 1:00 PM to go to the airport to fly to Panama City, Panama. We arrived safely with our 10 suitcases and 5 backpacks. We had to give away a lot of stuff to get down to that amount.

Our first impressions of Panama City, Panama are very positive. We are looking forward to see what God has ahead. We will be attending "La Boca Iglesia" tomorrow morning.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

La Despedida ("The Farewell Party")

Here are some photos from the farewell party that the team gave John Robert and me. The Jaguares are a great group of men. It has been an honor to be their coach for the year. I believe God has great plans for all of them.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Changes Ahead

We are in the process of packing, saying goodbye to people here, and preparing to move to Panama City, Panama in just 9 days. It's been a good year but also a hard one at times. We are well on our way to learning Spanish, and can definitely accomplish a lot more with the language than when we arrived.

Today Charlotte led her last Women's Bible Study with her group here in Costa Rica, and tonight I will have my last practice with my football team. I pray that we have impacted their lives for Christ during our short time here. They are definitely special to us since they were the first people we were able to minister to on the mission field.

We will graduate from language school on April 23rd in the morning, and will fly to Panama City, Panama in the afternoon! Whew! I'm tired just thinking about that day!

Please keep us in your prayers with the transition, but most of all pray that God is already preparing hearts in Panama to be receptive to His message. We are excited about our team which consists of two other families - Tim and Tina Louderback and their 4 children, and Derek and Audrey Tucker. Pray that God will use all of us in our own unique ways as we work together to make a difference for Him!