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Reunited with Francisco

Us all crammed in a taxi going to church.  The kids' first taxi ride.

Us all crammed in a taxi going to church. The kids' first taxi ride.

Well, we were able to attend church today with Francisco for the first time in Cot.  It was so exciting.  There was actually a team there from Enon Baptist at the same time and that was wonderful too.  We all got up early here, about 6am because we are still on South Carolina time.  Well, Lizzie Grace is on South Carolina time and she wakes everyone up.  So we were able to have lots of time to wake up and get ready.  We called a taxi that was recommended by our big brother Cohen and had it meet us at the school because that is the only landmark that we know to tell him.  For those of you who don’t already know, Costa Rica does not have street names, so you cannot tell people what your address is and they show up there.  You have to tell them where you are according to well known or easily spotted landmarks.  So we got the taxi with Manuel and he took us directly to Cot.  It did cost us more than expected to make this trip, but it was well worth it.  As we walked down the street from the Catholic church, again a landmark where the taxi could take us, plus the road turns into a dirt road at that point, we could see Egidio’s bus and the folks from Enon and there was Francisco greeting everyone in front of the church.  We waited patiently until he noticed us.  When he saw us he immediately came over and greeted us and our children.  It was wonderful.   I cannot speak for Jacob or Jeff, but I know that I had tears in my eyes.  It was so great to finally be here.  We greeted everyone from Enon.  They helped us by bringing down some of our things including our favorite coffee pot.  You need a great coffee pot when you live in Costa Rica. 

It was a great service.  Francisco started it with some hymns in Spanish of course, but we recognized them as Holy, Holy, Holy and What a Friend We Have In Jesus.  Then we heard some testimonies from some of the folks from Enon.  Then we introduced ourselves.  Then Josh’s sweet wife sang a song which also brought tears to my eyes.  It was just that we were finally in the place that God wanted us to be.  And seeing the Cot residence that were in attendance was so emotional for me.  There was even a young couple with a three month old named Sophia.  Then it was time for children’s church and the sermon was preached by Josh Jennings because he was with the Enon team.  I went with the children to the house beside the church for the first ever children’s church service at the church.  Of course our three made the group a lot bigger.  I loved meeting the new teacher for children’s church and others that were attending the church.  After that Enon invited us to join them for lunch and a trip to Volcano Irazu.  We had a great time.  Sophia decided that she was tired and slept thru most of everything except church.  Hey atleast that was the one place that she did not sleep.  Please continue to pray for us as we transition into Costa Rica, for our grasp of the language, our health and safety.  For God’s glory alone.

Jeff and our new favorite taxi driver Manuel

Jeff and our new favorite taxi driver Manuel

Us with Francisco in the church in Cot

Us with Francisco in the church in Cot

Check out the view behind Jeff outside the church

Check out the view behind Jeff outside the church

Benjamin throwing volcanoe rocks

Benjamin throwing volcano rocks

Benjamin and Lizzie Grace exploring and climbing at the volcanoe

Benjamin and Lizzie Grace exploring and climbing at the volcano

Volcanoe Irazu crater

Volcano Irazu crater

View on the way down the volcano

View on the way down the volcano

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2008 in Uncategorized

 

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