Sunday, March 28, 2010


Busy times here in Jacó-sorry we haven't blogged in a while. For those of you who have asked, Palmera is doing great! For the past month Gabe and Daniel have been walking very closely beside him for accountability and he is growing in the Lord daily. The news station from San Jose was interested in the art he creates out of palm branches so they came yesterday and did a story on him. He began telling them about how the Lord has changed his life and they were intrigued by this as well so they included it as part of the story. It will air next Monday and we are all looking forward to seeing it. Also, Palmera wants to be baptized and as soon as the hole in his leg heals, they guys will baptize him in the ocean...what a blessed time this will be! We will post pictures as soon as we have them.

Ever since The Conquerors mission team left our kids have taken on their roles. They are constantly breakdancing, tearing up books and trying to bend frying pans. It is actually really funny--the guys obviously had a great impact on my boys! The following are a few pictures of the boys showing their skills...

Lastly, please be in prayer for Jacó this week. This week is Semana Santa (Holy Week) here, but it is definitely the most unholy week of the year. People come by the tens of thousands to party, party, party---drugs, alcohol and prostitution is at it's peak this week. We are praying that the Lord will use us as we are out and about all week. We want to be available to anyone the Lord brings our way. Pray for the people here--for spiritual awakening--and for us for safety....we love you and thank you for your support!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Jordan's Visit

We had such a blessed week with Jordan visiting for his Spring Break from College. Hopefully he got to relax a little because I feel like he was pulled to and fro as he participated in everything we do on a weekly basis. The boys had so much fun with him and as he was leaving Jacob asked if he could go with him! It was a wonderful visit and we hope he was as blessed to be here as we were to have him. Here are a few pictures from his week here...
The pictures above show Jordan leading worship with Daniel on Sunday Morning...Jordan helping stuff bags w/ beans and rice for the beans and rice ministry we do after Kids Club on Saturday mornings....Celebrating Jordan's 22nd birthday on Wednesday while he was here...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

We have a PO Box!!

Many of you have asked for our address and since we have been in Jacó we haven't been able to get a PO Box. (They only have 300 or so available for our town of 15,000 people...not sure why) Anyway, March is the official "if you don't pay your bill you lose your box" month so we were granted an official PO Box last week!! Our address is:

Daniel and Sarah Barrett
Jacó-Puntarenas 4023
PO Box 132-4023
Costa Rica

Also, Jordan Williams, a former student in our youth group at CC Lexington, is here visiting us this week for his college spring break and serving alongside us. We are having so much fun with him and will post pictures in the next few days! What a blessing to see our former students walking with the Lord and desiring to serve Him with their lives!