We spent this past Sunday with the Wilton’s and Mush Creek Baptist sharing about our calling to Costa Rica. It was a wonderful time of fellowship with them. Jacob and I got to share during Sunday School with the church about Costa Rica and their need for the message of Grace. Jacob then spoke about Grace during the worship service. We really enjoyed the music during each of the services. The Wilton’s are a musical family. Rod played the guitar and led the worship while his wife played the piano and his daughter Haley played an instrument called the dgimbo (not quite sure of the spelling, but it was an African drum).
We then went back to their house and enjoyed a very peaceful afternoon with all of them. I know I used the word peaceful. Christi and her husband Bobby have four children. Their oldest is just a few days younger than Benjamin and their daughters were the same age as Lizzie Grace and Sophia. All six of them had a great time and played wonderfully together. They also have a 9 month old little boy who was so happy the whole afternoon even though he did not get a nap! I was at North Greenville College with Christi, Bobby and Haley. It was fun seeing how the Lord has been working in their lives and using them since we graduated.
After a wonderful afternoon we went back over to the church and shared with them how we are going to answer God’s calling in Costa Rica. Gerry Touchet also got to share her heart and her experiences in Costa Rica. It was a wonderful time of sharing and prayer and encouragement.
Rod shared a scripture that he is asking his congregation to pray over. Proverbs 24:3-6 “By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established; through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. A wise man has great power, and a man of knowledge increases strength; For waging war you need guidance and…for victory many advisers.” We are joining this church in prayer over this verse, but we were also encouraged and see the wisdom of this verse in application to our mission in Costa Rica.
As you can see we had a wonderful day of fellowship, prayer, encouragement and wisdom. We made many new friends and were encouraged by Mush Creek. Their prayers for us are so special. We cling to the wisdom of Rod’s words and his preaching of God’s word on Sunday. Thank you for this special day.