Christina and I are on the verge of celebrating ten years together. Thanks to our friends Randy and Dora for watching the kids, we just "snuck" away for a beach trip that we won't forget anytime soon. It has been an amazing adventure being married to Christina. Our first couple of years were spent in … Continue reading 10 years and growing….
ESEPA and VIVA Latin America (www.redviva.org) held a seminar at ESEPA Seminary recently on the need to work with children. We had a great turn out with nearly 30 Sunday School teachers and church leaders concerned reaching out to children at risk. I shared the morning session with Alexander Cabezas of Viva on looking at … Continue reading Children and the Church
This is a "jacuzzi" we have on our deck...now don't get to thinking we live in a resort. The jacuzzi hasn't worked for years! We have turned it into a kiddie pool for Tyler and Kira for those rare warm days up here on the mountain. Anyone want to come down and fix a jacuzzi?
A news alert just arrived in my in-box stating that Costa Rica was rated 5th on the environmental scoreboard at the DAVOS World Economic Forum. That is so cool! Not surprising given the nation's quest for carbon neutrality by 2025. For more on this, see the AFP report.
In thinking through this new year, we are working towards several projects at the seminary. We would appreciate your prayers as we move ahead. In particular, would you be praying that we are given a $15,000 grant for the missions dept in order to move a head with these projects? I worked night and day … Continue reading Ministerial Goals for 2008
Here are some recent pictures of the missions center at ESEPA plus a few extra photos of classes etc. The missions center includes a library for mission research, a meeting area, desks and of course a coffee maker! It has been a great place to mentor and pray with students.
Here is some fascinating cultural information on how the New Year is traditionally celebrated here in Costa Rica (thanks to costaricapages.com): "In Costa Rica, housewives will sweep out the entire house on Dec. 31st to remove the past year’s evils and get a fresh start to the New Year. Others swear that putting water in … Continue reading Costa Rica rings in the New Year!
In looking back on some of my previous posts regarding these neighborhood posadas, I seemed to be somewhat critical of them. I am not. I think there is something to be said for annual Christmas traditions focused on the Christmas story. While many are out appeasing the gods of consumerism, these neighbors are gathering together … Continue reading Blogging las Posadas (part 3)
Last night our family set out to find out which home would be hosting the Christmas reenactment (las posadas). We received a schedule a few days ago, but because we are so new to the neighborhood, we don't know where the houses actually are located. As we set out, we found a familiar face walking … Continue reading Blogging las Posadas (part 2)
What are las posadas you might be thinking? Good question! I had that same question last night after receiving an invitation from an older lady in our neighborhood to go and participate in an event on our street. She said the kids would really enjoy it as well. So we headed out towards where a … Continue reading Blogging Las Posadas