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We are back in SC

We arrived last night around 1:30am at Jacob’s parents house.  The kids did great on the planes and in the airports!  Monica was there to pick us up in Columbia when we arrived and drove us to Jacob’s parents’ house.  We arrived to cumphy (not sure if that is a word) beds and a great night’s sleep.  We woke up around 10 SC time, but that is 8 to our bodies.  The kids were excited that their Grammy had Lucky Charms for them for breakfast and Jacob and I enjoyed Raisin Bran!  Oh the little things.  Then all of the kids got to take long baths!  Another luxury they are not accustomed to because we did not have a bathtub in our house and few Costa Rican homes do.  They were so excited!

Please pray for our time here, that we would bring glory to God with all of the work that has been going on in Costa Rica!  We have about 17 speaking arrangements already lined up and we would love to share with even more.  We are praising God for this time in the States and are celebrating the time and calling that we have to Costa Rica.

 
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Posted by on August 26, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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We have graduated!!

And we have moved out of casa verde.  It has been a year of a lot of work and prayers and we can now speak Spanish!!  Praise the Lord.  It was hard to say goodbye to all of our new friends, but we were ready to be out of language school and on to Irazu!!  I don’t have much time to write a whole lot right now, but here are some pictures of graduation!!

 
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Posted by on August 20, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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Where has the time gone?

Wow!  It is August 8, 2009!  We have been in Costa Rica for one year today!!   That is so hard to believe.  We have one more week of language school before we graduate and we are spending the weekend with Enon Baptist on Irazu!  It seems that we have a mountain of things to do, accomplish, wrap up, find, buy, organize……before we return to the States on August 25th to raise our support for our second year on the mission field!  We have had such an amazing year.

When we arrived, I could not speak a lick of Spanish.  Now, my teacher has tested me and I received an “Advanced Low” in my ability to speak/fluency.  And that was one level higher than I initially thought I would receive, but hoped I would receive.  Jacob and I both can carry on conversations, listen and understand sermons and fully function here with our Spanish.  It was a lot of hard work and it has paid off.  Even today, I was able to translate for Pastor Scott and his wife Robin while the father of the orphanage we were visiting was explaining in Spanish the origins of their ministry.  It was such a big moment for me!!

This past week, Lizzie turned 6!  Benjamin will turn 8 tomorrow, and Sophia will be 4 on the 22nd!  It seems like they have grown tremendously since we have been here and it is so much fun to hear them use their Spanish.  Although I must say, they do not like to use it with Jacob and I (English only with us), but they use it with other children that they know only speak Spanish!!  They played with the children at the orphanage today and had no problem communicating with them!!

We are certainly looking forward to our next steps on the mission field!  Please continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue to seek and follow God’s direction in our lives.  Our goal is solely to serve Him and bring Him all the praise, glory and honor.

Here are some pictures that I have been slack about posting.  They are random times and photos….

Some of the girls and I at the goodbye party for Dawn and Tully!

Some of the girls and I at the goodbye party for Dawn and Tully!

Benja and his buddy Gabe!

Benja and his buddy Gabe!

Jacob and his friend Anthony!

Jacob and his friend Anthony!

Kite flying in a local park!

Kite flying in a local park!

A rare treat of going to Burger King with the kids after kite flying!

A rare treat of going to Burger King with the kids after kite flying!

A beautiful sunset off our front porch!

A beautiful sunset off our front porch!

 
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Posted by on August 8, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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