Love Knows No Boundaries

There is pain and suffering all over the world.  There is sickness.  There is poverty.  And there is no God in so many of these places.  So many people have no idea what the concept LOVE really is.  They have no way to know what LOVE is because they have never truly seen it or felt it.  How will these unloved people all over the world ever know what LOVE is, if we do not show them what LOVE is.  We have to LOVE them for them to know LOVE.  We have to be the light that brightens their world.  Their world can only be brightened by God’s love.  And we are the vessel that can show them.  The ways of showing love are endless.  There is just really no end to how we can show and share God’s love.

We have been here in Costa Rica full time for over 21 months.  Everyday here is a new day with new challenges, many celebrations, and heartaches too.  Living here has been such a blessing to our family.  We are blessed to be able to see the broken, because seeing it truly changes you.  It changes the way you think about everything.  This place has changed me.  And I pray these experiences that I live everyday, keep changing me to be a better servant for the Lord.

Our life is truly full here.  There is so much work to be done and not enough hours in the day.   We continue to have church services in Los Altos and studies with the people in that community.  David continues weekly to try and make new contacts in the area and share the Gospel.  It has been so encouraging to see members at the church in Los Altos take the initiative and share Jesus with those they meet.  One of the young men have been accompanying David when he is out trying to meet more people.  Developing relationships with people weaves you through a web of meeting more and more people.  Through this process we have met more people who live in other areas.

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{This is Alejandro.  He has been going with David and meeting new people.}

We have had weekly studies with a group of people in an area called Barrio Jesus.  These studies have been a major course of encouragement for David and I.  These people are so hungry for the truth, in its simplest and raw form.  They are eager.  They are thirsty for the word of God.  We sit for hours at a time engaged in His Word, asking questions, and looking straight in the Bible for the answers.  Please pray for this new area of work and that God will be glorified and His will and truth will shine brightly.  It is our hope and prayer that we will soon have a church meeting in this new area.
There are so many other things that are in the works here in Costa Rica, and we are just in the beginning stages of planning and praying about.  I cannot wait to share all about it.  Some of you who personally know me know that I am a registered nurse and I have a passion for medicine and helping people heal with the knowledge of medicine and the miraculous healing powers of God.  He hears prayers and he answers.  And it is such an awesome thing to be a part of helping someone back to health and witnessing miracles of life through beautiful births.  That being said, I have missed that part of my life from the states.  I have missed medicine.  I have missed delivering babies terribly.  It was not just a job to me, it was a service to the Lord.  And, it has been on my heart since before we moved here to be able to use my knowledge to help people here in Costa Rica.  Like I said, I can’t wait to share more, but this is it for tonight…just pray, pray for God to lead us down the path and show us the possibilities and that everyone involved will know the Love of God because it is so great.
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