A House in Costa Rica?!

Yes, that’s right, a house!

We have to share this amazing story with you.

It starts back in March.  Scott attended a Children at Risk conference in L.A.  It was a great place to reconnect with friends and meet new people working in the field.  During one of the breaks Scott invited Steve Bartel, one of the speakers, out to lunch.  As they were driving they saw a group of people from the conference walking to find somewhere to eat.  Scott pulled the car over and invited them all to lunch.  They went to Marie Calender’s and had lunch together, about 8 people total.  At the end of the meal Scott paid for everyone’s lunch spontaneously!  Crazy guy. 

So now back to current times.  Last week we received an email from Brooke Burns, a lady who lives and works in Costa Rica.  Her email started out, “I don’t know if you remember me, but you took me out to lunch at the Children at Risk conference…”  She went on to say that she was planning on moving and wanted to know if we were interested in renting the house she’s living in when we come in October.  She said many people are asking her aobut the house, but the Lord put our family on her heart and she wanted to ask us first!  It’s a four bedroom house with three bathrooms, a back yard and a front yard, kitchen, living room, dining room, terrace and porch!  And it’s also fully furnished!!! And it’s $600/month which is what we were budgeting for.  Needless to say, we were very interested, but wondering about the location, Costa Rica is a big place and the house could be located anywhere!  After more inquiries and checking with our friends down there we found out that the house is about a five to ten minute walk from the YWAM base where we will be working!  Isn’t that amazing?  This is our God and this is how He works when we follow Him, trust Him and start stepping out in faith.  He comes through in amazing and unexpected ways.

We had been anticipating arriving in Costa Rica without a place to stay, staying at the YWAM base while looking for a small apartment to rent in the area, it was going to be really hard with a new baby, toddler and preschooler and all of our stuff.  Now, we are going to be able to arrive and have a fully furnished house waiting for us.  I am so amazed and in awe of our God!

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6 Responses to A House in Costa Rica?!

  1. James Day says:

    That is a really amazing story. I can’t wait to come and check out this house (and Costa Rica!) for myself.

  2. Janna says:

    Hey fivefreemans, Anna is here visiting and we just enjoyed pictures of Jude, Ezra and Kai. The boys have grown so much. We loved looking at them so cute. We are also very blessed by your good news house. Much love, Janna

  3. Kay Page says:

    Hey, God bless you guys. So good to keep track of you. Love youse. Kay

  4. Laura Witty says:

    Hello Freeman Family!
    Great to hear from you and enjoy website! I’m so excited that you’ll have a monthly newsletter and this site to see pictures and hear stories! Loved the amazing story about the house…so cool to see the way the Lord is providing for you! Follow Him and He will make your paths straight! Romans 12:15 says, “Rejoice with those who rejoice!” We are doing just that! “Hey Jude…you have a pretty cool family…hope to come and visit you all in Costa Rica!” Much love and blessings, Laura (& John)

  5. heidi heredia says:

    that is soooooooooo cool God s the hook up i’m bummed that we never got to hang out but i love u alll are up to there is costa rica

  6. Andy vdG says:

    Cool story – very exciting!
    Let us know how you settle in to Costa Rica.
    Rachaels entire family just arrived yesterday and we are off to the South of France for a holiday.

    Lots of love from Geneva.
    Andy (Rach & Ella)

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