Scott leaves tomorrow for Venezuela and Colombia!
You can check out the ministry he will visit in Colombia:
and in Venezuela:
We´re really excited for this trip and what God will do in and through this time. Keep him in your prayers, and also for Leslie, at home in San Jose with the kids! We were trying to find someone to stay with her, but weren´t able to find anyone so just keep lifting her up during this time, for lots of patience and lots of love!
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Julia, Warner, Karla, Amanda, Celso, Mark and Isaac (Not in this picture: Arianna)
The Venezuela team left last week. Right now they are staying at Ninos de la Luz Ranch, this is a Ranch for former street kids. We just heard a great report from Christine McPeak, the coordinator for our team there and good friend of ours. She’s been praying for a long time for Latins Christians to come to the Ranch to inspire the kids to live for God. That is exactly what is happening with the team we sent there. When the teams were being formed, it quickly became apparent that almost all of the Latins in the DTS were feeling lead to go to Venezuela, now we can see why. God was building this team with this very specific purpose in mind, to inspire and touch the lives of the kids at the Ranch!
DTS team leaving for Guatemala
The Guatemala Team
Scott packing the van up
DTS Returns to San Jose!
The DTS team came back to San Jose from Talamanca this week. We had a great time with them debreifing from the past four weeks and preparing and encouraging for the next four weeks.
Reports from Talamanca Outreach
We are hearing great reports from their time in Talamanca. The teams were able to work with several churches in small villages that were in desperate need of encouragement and help. Some of the stories were so touching as this group of students reached out with the love of Christ. The guys from the team got together and helped out a single mom with five small children. She had no home and was in a state of desperation. They got together and built a two story house for her! She was tangibly experiencing God’s love for her through that, and the answer to many nights of praying. They held services almost every night at the churches they were staying at and people were so blessed. Most of all, I believe they really blessed and encouraged the pastors. These pastors have no staff or personnel, they are working alone without any support or encouragment. They were so blessed by our team they were crying when they left!
the house the guys built
Next Stop… Guatemala and Venezuela!
Half of the DTS left yesterday for Guatemala. We’re praying for them and trusting God to use this time and use them to be a blessing. The rest of the team leaves Wednesday for Venezuela!
We were blessed a few weeks ago by our cousin Carrie Gonzalo with a timeshare in Quepos! It was so awesome to get some time together as a family to see a bit of this beautiful country we’re in and have a little relaxation (as much relaxing as you can do with three little boys five and under!) We spent a day at the beach in Manuel Antonio, a state park. It is one of the most beautiful spots in Costa Rica. It was amazing. We saw all kinds of wildlife – mostly monkeys and iguanas in abundance. It was so cool.
I have to share one funny story from this day! Ezzy and Jude were sitting on the sand and Ezzy was eating a sandwich. All of a sudden, a HUGE iguana charged at them. It jumped over Jude and on top of Ezra, trying to grab the sandwich out of his hand. Leslie started screaming, Ezzy and Jude were screaming, it was crazy! Scott quickly grabbed the iguana and it was whipping his arm with it’s tail. He threw it into the jungle behind us. We had to be on guard the rest of the day because the iguanas kept starting to charge at us! It was so crazy, but now we are laughing about it, we have never seen anything like that!
Poor Ezzy was attacked by an iguana! He calls them, “Crocodiles”