https://vimeo.com/694628450/fed0ed42e5 Loved the opportunity to join this panel to discuss Ethical International Partnerships involving Children & Residential Care and disentangling our Universities and organizations from supporting some institutional care models. While residential care is still needed as a short-term remedy to support and protect children in some circumstances, it's time our efforts become re-prioritized in … Continue reading Ethical International Partnerships involving Children & Residential Care
Here are a few pictures from our recent trip to Costa Rica with the Butteville Community Church group. March 24th - April 2nd. We had a group of 11 (including our family) and spent the week ministering at Colegio Monterrey (an associate ministry of the Latin America Mission). The week included attending class with the … Continue reading Costa Rica Update
After an amazing summer visiting with family and some friends (and sad that there was simply not enough time to visit with many others) we are now back in Costa Rica preparing for new classes and a busy year. Christina has decided to take a job teaching at a local Christian school called Sojourn Academy. … Continue reading Fuller commencement and other stuff
Click on the cool video below. This is of one of our students working with indigenous groups in Talamanca, Costa Rica. It's in Spanish, but focuses on the foundations work in lowering infant mortality and poverty rates. Jessica en Talamanca
Children At Risk School (CRS) The aim of the CRS is to provide an avenue for people called to this area of ministry, which will develop their skills and passions, so that they can effectively use them to touch God and disciple Nations. Goal: To multiply leaders who will champion the cause of children through … Continue reading YWAM Children at Risk School – Check it out!
This past Saturday the family piled into the van and took off for Cerro de Muerte (mountain on death) to track down some Resplendent Quetzales. According to Tyler we found "puma tracks," but no quetzales. This just gives us the opportunity to go back. In addition to our family hike we found a zipline for … Continue reading In Search of the Elusive Resplendent Quetzal
It has been insanely busy around here lately, but wanted to share all the good things we have been experiencing. We are hosting a couple who are the founders of Lifebranch ministries. We invited Wil and Jacquie Chevalier last year to host some seminars here at ESEPA. They have been focusing this weekend on working … Continue reading ESEPA and Lifebranch International
Just another beautiful Costa Rican sunset at the beach (not to mention great surf) Met up with my brother this past weekend to share some waves in the warm pacific. Wish I had a picture of the iguana that bit my finger while trying to feed it some papaya. Last time I will do that! … Continue reading A Costa Rica Sunset @ Playa Hermosa
Here are a few photos from our Semana Santa (Holy Week) break. We finally got the chance to visit some cool places like a local volcano (we actually live on the foothills of this volcano), the beach, etc. It was a great break for our family. Now back to life this week.
Just walked outside with Tyler for a walk in the neighborhood and came up with this. This is the first time we have seen this bird in our neck of the woods. These are Firey-billed Aracari who are normally found in the Caribbean lowlands. It appeared to be two adults (mom and dad?) and a … Continue reading A Walk in the Barrio