Saturday, December 27, 2014

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We love you and appreciate you all so much!!! 
Merry Christmas!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

So Proud!

We are so proud of both Thomas and Jacob!  They just finished 3rd and 1st grades, and they were two of the top three final averages in the school!  We are overjoyed and so proud of all of their hard work this year!!  Now to enjoy the Christmas Season!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Thanksgiving Meal at Horizon Church

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal as a church, and it was a great outreach to the community as well!!  We had over 200 people in attendance, and it was great food and great fellowship!!  We know that this is one way we can really reach out to our community with the love of Christ and we have already seen fruit from this night!!  Here are a few pictures....

So much fun!!!!!!!!!!!

School is Out!

The boys had their last day of school today so they are celebrating!!  I can't believe how fast this year flew by!  I also can't believe come February I will have a 4th grader and a 2nd grader!!!  The boys are excited about "summer" as are enjoying the Christmas Season here...

Happy boys!!!

Celebrating Dania's birthday at the ice cream shop!!

My silly boys with our adopted daughter, Cecilia

watching the annual TOPE parade (horse parade)--famous all over Costa Rica

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Time for Empanadas!!!

Last week I had the joy of spending the day with 2 of my favorite people here, Isabel and her daughter, Dania.  They are like family to us and have been since we moved here.  They invited me over to chat and to cook together so we ended up making empanadas.  They were DELICIOUS and the fellowship was great as well!!!  To see God's hand at work in this family is amazing and such a joy to watch!!  Love them all!!!

English Class Graduation

Last night was a wonderful celebration as we watched 8 students that Dale has been teaching over this last year graduate from their Beginners English Class!  Commitment and following something through to completion is very uncommon in this culture so to be able to celebrate with these 8 girls who were fully committed was such a blessing!! 

Here is Dale with her students...such a blessing!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Baptisms and Picnic Celebration

Last Sunday we had a wonderful time celebrating as 6 people stepped forward in obedience and were baptized!  God is changing lives here in Jaco, one by one, and we are so blessed to be a part of the work He is doing!!  Praise Him!!!!