Sunday, December 5, 2010

THANK YOU TO OUR VIDEO TEAM!!!!!

We would like to publically thank Aaron, Jon, Nathan, and Heather for coming here to serve the Lord by shooting our ministry video. They loved on us, and served us in various ways, and it was such a joy having them here with us. Thanks guys for using all the gifts God has given you to strengthen and widen the kingdom of Christ here in Central America. We are very grateful for you all!!!

ART MENTORSHIP PROGRAM IN TSIPIRI

Judith and Eden KayPraying with the cabecar teenage girls.
"He will listen to the prayers of the destitute, He will not reject their pleas"
Psalm 102:17
Judith (Director Centro Emmanuel) leading a devotion with the girls in the Art mentorship program with Eden Kay helping out this day. There are 6 girls that attend the class that Judith leads. The focus is to combine art and mentorship in a small group setting on a weekly basis for Cabecar teenage girls. The class combines a devotional, a bit of art theory, and a glass art project. Two of the girls come from an area called Sarkli (we hiked there in August 2010) and leave their house at 4 am to be on time for the class that begins at 9 am. They walk 4-5 hours, rain or shine to attend this class.
"and he has put within his heart the ability to teach"
Exodus 35:34a

CHURCH IN YET ANOTHER NEW LANGUAGE!

Our first Cabecar church service. There are very few Cabecar Christians but the few there, are being fed by the Word of God in their native language every week. Praise be to God.
Philip Jones, missionary to the Cabecar Indians preaching in their native tounge that he has been learning for over 1/2 his life. He and his brother Timothy have taken over their father's ministry to the Cabecar Indians (River of God) that began over 60 years ago translating the Bible into their language. They are nearly finished with the entire Bible in the Cabecar language. We have faith that we too, will learn the language.

"with man, this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible"
Matthew 19:26b



All the singles on the team being prayed for.


"While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "set apart for me barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them". Then after fasting and praying, they laid their hands on them and sent them off"
Acts 13:2-3




Mark and Marge sharing the testimony of God's power to transform




Marge overwhelmed by God's goodness and continual direction for their lives.
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future"
Jer 29:11
"But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm"
Proverbs 1:33
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; submit to Him in all your ways and he will direct your path"
Proverbs 3:5
"The LORD will guide you continually"
Isaiah 58:11a



The Gringo's (North American's) leading worship
"Make a joyful noice to the LORD, all you lands"
Psalm 100:1

preparing to receive communion
"Come let us worship and bow down, let us kneel before the LORD our maker. For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand"
Psalm 95:6-7a

Alekcey (Director of Centro Emmanuel) giving a message and Phillip tanslating
"After this I looked and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, "Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the lamb!"
Revelation 7:9-10

Preparing lunch for after church. The church service on Sunday is all the Christian fellowship the few believers get. With that being said, they stretch it out to last all day. Some walk for hours just to make it there to hear the word of God.
"So shall my Word be that goes forth from my mouth; it shall not return to me void, but it shall accomplish what I please and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it"
Isaiah 55:11











VISIT TO CABECAR HOME ON RESERVATION

We hiked into the reservation about 45 minutes to visit Alejandro and his family. He is one of very few Cabecar Indians who have accepted Christ as Savior. We enjoyed being welcomed into their home and had a nice time of coffee and fellowship.
Alekcey and Phillip having a conversation in the Cabecar language.

Mark and Marge along with Jakey (Phillip Jones son) enjoying our afternoon cafecito!




I.Y.G. LET'S GIVE THANKS TOGETHER PARTY

We dressed up like Indians and pilgrims and gave God the thanks and praise due Him!!
Our two little Indian girls........................................


Us, in character for the party

NO FALL?? MAKE YOUR OWN!!

Serena decorated for "fall" to lift up Eden's spirits. She was missing the fall season.



They made cookies and decorated them, invited friends over and we celebrated fall all day......