Saturday, April 14, 2007

April update

We pray you have all had a wonderful week and that your Easter was blessed as well. We wanted to let you know how things are going here in Costa Rica. We are continuing with the children's Bible classes every Sunday. They are going well. The children really enjoy coming and having a great time learning about the love of God. We have had as many as 9 children here for class so far! Praise God!

We are believing that through the children's classes we will also be able to reach some of the parents in our community. We are already seeing God open up doors of opportunity to spend more time getting to know our neighbors. The parents of one of the little girls in our Bible class invited our family to spend a day with them at the beach last week. We had a wonderful day of getting to know them and just enjoying time together. Praise God for opening doors and pouring out favor that we have been asking Him for!

Easter Sunday our family woke up very early to go to the beach and have a time of reading the Easter story and thanking God for the things He has done for us. Rachel and Levi made the decision to be baptized on Easter Sunday too. What a joy it was to witness two of our children's baptisms in the beautiful waters of Costa Rica.

As a side note, we would like to add a couple pictures from the rodeo that was in our town a little over a week ago. The rodeo travels to a new town every weekend and they set up in the local soccer fields. There is bull riding, cowboys on horses, and rides for the children. We had a great time visiting each night and watching the bulls.

We have been in Costa Rica now for 6 months, so this means it is time to renew our visas once again. We will be leaving tomorrow morning to travel to Nicaragua for a week long trip to visit with friends there in Jinotega. We ask you to keep us in your prayers during our traveling time and that we will have ease crossing the borders going and coming. We appreciate and covet your prayers. May God continue to bless you in all you do!


Helen said...

Hello Crystal,
It was so good to hear from you. It is so good to hear that you have nine in your bible class. Praise God! I will keep praying that you soon will have the adults coming too.
How awesome it must have felt to have your children baptize in Costa Rica and to have their father do it!
It sounds like you all had a nice time at the beach. The children looked like they were having a ball in the water.
I will keep you in prayer as you all travel to get your visas. I pray that God keep you all safe and you have a good travel.

The children sure have grown! Thanks for the pictures of them in the up date.

Take care and we love you all and miss you all very much.

God Bless you all.
Helen and Gary

Christy Broxton said...

Figured I'd comment since it always helps to know people actually read the update, right ?? hee hee

Anyway, I love ya and pray for you all often.