Monday, January 30, 2012
We had the annual school supply drive in INVU on Saturday as part of our Kid's Club. We had a blast and the kids did too!! We played games, did a Bible Story, back to school haircuts, nail painting, face painting, snacks, candy and of course backpacks full of school supplies!!! We gave out 76 backpacks to our precious children and each child was super excited to receive one. In fact, Daniel drove through INVU a few hours later and many children were playing in the streets and still had their backpacks on...it so touched my heart to hear this!!! The moms were very thankful as well and we thank all of you who supported the outreach through donating supplies and money to make it happen!! Many of these children are sent to school a few weeks after school starts or not at all because families can't afford to buy all of the supplies needed. So, again, we are so thankful to all of your for you support. Please pray for these little ones as they start school next week.
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Dad and Jan came to visit us this last week and we had a great time showing them the ministry that the Lord is doing here. We also celebrated mine and my Dad's birthdays as well as Thomas's baptism. We had a great time with them and were sad to see them go. Here are a few pictures from our time together...
Monday, January 23, 2012
Yesterday we had a church-wide baptism and dessert at our house and what a celebration it was!! We had 9 that were baptized and the most wonderful part of it all for us was that Thomas, our 6 year old, was baptized!! We were so blessed and are so excited that Thomas chose to invite Jesus into his heart a year ago and was baptized. He was so excited to be baptized and has actually asked us for months when he could do it. Even more, my Dad and Jan were here to be a part of the celebration and that was so special for us as well!! What an emotional afternoon for all of us and such an awesome testimony of what the Lord is doing here in Jaco. Praise God!!!
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Friday, January 6, 2012
We had a wonderful time hosting a dinner at a local restaurant for all if the volunteers who have served in the church this year. It was a great time of fellowship and such a blessing to see all of the faithful volunteers that have helped with the different ministries. We definitely could not do what we do without all of these wonderful people--we are so blessed!!! Here are a few pictures of the night...