Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ceci's Baby Shower

Cecilia, our adopted daughter's, baby girl is due on April 20th.  We had a wonderful time throwing a baby shower for her, and she was blown away by the generosity of so many!!  She said she has never experienced love like this and is amazed by God and what He is doing in her life. Please pray for a safe and healthy delivery for Madelyn Noemi and for us as we transition to a new little one in the house.  Here are a few pictures from her special day!

Youth leading Kids

For some time now, we are raising up our Youth to be leaders at Kids Club.  Those interested in being a part of the leadership team are required to attend a weekly Leadership Training led by Emily and Lisa, girls who serve with us here in Jaco.  During Kids Club, the youth serve as table leaders where they maintain order and help those at their table with their crafts.  They also are responsible for passing out the snack and distribution of beans and rice at the end.  If they attend all Leadership Trainings for the month, they get to go to Esterillos, a town south of us, and lead a once a month Kids Club Outreach to a poor neighborhood there.   It has been amazing to see these youth really step up into leadership roles...we are so proud of them!  A few weeks ago the youth led each of their respective groups of kids at their tables in a skit acting out a Bible Story and telling how it applies to our lives.  It was such a sweet time of seeing these youth rise to the occasion as leaders of the little ones as well as seeing their creativity come to life!  Here are few pictures of the skits they did.  We love these kids so much and are excited that they are learning life skills that are necessary and useful for the rest of their lives!!

Women's Luncheon with Maribel

I am so sorry that I have not blogged in a while!  We have been super busy with school starting, the launch of new Bible Studies and Small Groups, and mission teams so I have had to put blogging on the back burner for a while.  Now I will play catch up!

Here are some pictures of a Women's Luncheon we did where we had Maribel, friend and local glass artist, come and share her work and her testimony.  We also had a panel from the church answer questions that were relevant to us and our faith.  It was a sweet time of fellowship for all of us and a great way to invite women in who might not otherwise come to church.  We had a great time!!