Settling In

28 May

We have been hard at work getting our things settled into the new house.  I cannot wait to be finished with getting things organized, but we are loving the house!  God has been so good to provide us with such a wonderful place.  If you remember, last summer we turned down a house that we thought would be perfect for our ministry, but at the last moment neither Jacob nor I was comfortable with signing the lease.  Well, before Jacob returned to Costa Rica in March, we sat down with Dr. Gilkeson and asked him what types of things should we look for in our new house.  He suggested that we try to find a place with lots of fresh air flow, away from traffic fumes and things found in city life.  He also suggested that I just follow what we would suggest tourists follow with eating and drinking.  Well, the Lord has provided us a house that has been used as a retreat center in the past.  It has enough room for our family and a team of about 12 people.  It even has 5 showers!!  It also has a 10 foot long picnic table in this all glass room for teams to eat around!!  The house seems to be just what the doctor ordered!!  🙂  We are working hard to get everything in its place and it is going well, just a long process.

I am resting quite frequently because I continue to be a little sore, but I believe it is because I am probably trying to do too much.   Please continue to pray for my health.  Again, it is a bit more difficult than I imagined to eat here as a diabetic, but little by little, I am making it work.

My mom has been a big help.  She and Jacob have tackled many projects around the house.  Jacob, my mom and Francisco spent one day cleaning the house along with 2 other ladies.  On a funny note, Francisco asked Jacob if my mom was like Pharoah and a slave driver.  He and my mom had so much fun together.  I can only imagine because I was not there, but mom said that he was able to talk a lot to her in English and that they had a good time together and that Francisco worked really hard to help us out.  I have not gotten to see him yet, but I have talked to him on the phone.  He is so happy that I am back.  I think he just wants to give us time as a family together before he comes over.  I am ready to help him deal with his diabetes and help him see what he can and cannot eat and the importance of really staying on top of his diabetes.  I do feel that he is one reason why I have been given this diabetes at this point in my life.  I am going to use it to help him with his.

We do not have Internet at the house.  We are working on figuring that out.  I am hoping to post pictures when I can so that you all can see what we are seeing and doing.  We love you all!!


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5 responses to “Settling In

  1. Brad Miller

    May 28, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Praise The Lord That is awesome! I have been there where you did not feel right about signing something that is God Letting you know it was not the right place for you guys. I pray for your health Courtney and your family. I have not forgotten what I said about the laptops. Pray for my finances my wife and I want to buy a house too. We rent right now and we want to move to Massachusetts to start a ministry there. We also want to adopt. We have four kids already and still want to adopt. God Bless You and your family! Pastor Brad Miller

  2. Greg Rumsey

    May 29, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Good to hear about the house. We pray your health continues to improve. Thanks for your sacrifices for the Gospel.

    The Rumseys

  3. Frances Revels

    May 31, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Praying that this house will be a blessing to you and your family and to the glory of the Lord. I’m looking forward to seeing it on my next mission trip. I’m also a diabetic and it gets easier as time goes by. Love and Prayers, Frances

  4. Dale McCoig

    June 1, 2010 at 11:38 am

    Courtenay, we are rejoicing with you in the progress that our Lord has made in your health and in the new house for your family! Everyone from GBC is praying for you. And the July Team is counting down the days until we are there with you. In Christ’s Love, Dale

  5. johnny Touchet

    June 7, 2010 at 4:55 pm


    I was thinking about ya;ll today and wanted to say we are praying for you! Give Jacob and kids hug for me!


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