Vacation Bible School In Tejarcillos, Los Guido, and La Carpio

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

For WHOM and For WHAT Are You A Missionary?

Theology 21: Renovating Theology for A New Generation

"Missions are at the heart of what it means to be a Christian. Spreading the Gospel is not something consigned to just a few missionaries in far away lands or by paid church staff reaching out to a local community. Every Christian is a missionary. Every Christian, no matter what age, what career path, or how busy, is responsible for making disciples, serving those in need, and act as the living representatives of Jesus Christ on earth." Jon Keck

Theology 21 and its authors attempt to wrestle with controversial and interesting topics in today's world. For them this idea of theology has become the constant "pursuit and attempt to meet and understand God". This last week I was asked to answer three questions in which some of you following this blog may find interseting...

1) Tell us a little a bit about your story before God called you and where He has taken you since you gave your life to Christ?

2) When and How did God call you to Costa Rica?

3) What has God done in, through, and around you while serving the Gospel and people of La Finca?

Check out the article "Why No Matter Who You Are, You Are A Missionary" for my response.

Between Monday, August 1st to Sunday, August 7th, my home church (Community Bible Church) is hosting a giveaway via my blog. A prize (“The Hole in Our Gospel” by World Vision CEO Richard Stearns and a bundle of worship CD’s) will be given to a winner randomly chosen from the comments below (Facebook comments will not count). The winner will be announced via CBC’s Facebook and this blog…so be sure to check back!

Participants can comment as often as they’d like, can be anywhere around the world, and are welcome to spread the word to their friends. Be sure to comment with your first AND last name so the prize makes it to the correct person. A winner will be announced on Sunday, August 7th at 7 P.M. PST.

24 comments:

  1. Sweet. I love all of the different avenues by which God is allowing your story and the story of CLF Costa Rica to get out!

    Praying for you!!!

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  2. You are famous.

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  3. It's great stuff Josh. Thanks.

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  4. Not quite Richard...Thanks for checking out the blog.

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  5. It's exciting to read about what God has done in your life and how He is using you to in Costa Rica! Praying for you friend!

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  6. querido amigo: conway que dios te bendiga con mucho amor y te cuide y te de la sabiduria q necesitas para poder predicar su palabra y seguir haciendo su obra. eres un ejemplo a seguir. espero q en nuestra iglesia esto sea algo ispirante para todos y q asi muchos tomen la decision de ser missioneros sin temor de nada sabiendo q dios esta con nosotros.hermano seguire orando porti y q dios te bendiga...


    saludos de mimi y jorge

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  7. i just read your answers over at the theology21 blog. i am constantly challenged and encouraged through your testimony and your life my friend. God has truly taken a hold on your life and has done many incredible things in you and through you. i admire you being willing to follow the call to go and make disciples. I have had the blessing of serving with you on the teams to costa rica and i am blown away for the love you have for the people there. you can see your desire to share the Gospel with them and it is nothing but contagious! i have continued praying for you and all the kids (and grown ups too) that you have been able to witness to, love on, and share the Gospel with. Keep working hard my friend :-)

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  8. Hey Conway, so inspirational! I am beyond eager for my first time in Costa Rica. We are all praying for you. We look forward to having you back, but are so proud of the work you're doing.

    Love,
    Brian, Elsa, Kaiya, and Paityn

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  9. IT'S WONDERFUL 2 B ABLE 2 SEE UR HEART THRU UR ANSWERS 2 THESE QUESTIONS. I AM PRAYING 4 U & UR MISSIONARY JOURNEY IS COSTA RICA.

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  10. Conway, Josh says you get to zip line tomorrow with some of the kids from the church? I wish I was there to go too! I've always wanted to do that. Have fun. And there are still gophers in the lawn.

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  11. Elisenda Consuelo CastroAugust 5, 2011 at 3:38 PM

    I love you Conway. Good job. Thumbs up!!!

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  12. Conway, I really am enjoying your posts and especially all of your photos.

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  13. Thank you for the prayer Jen.

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  14. great stuff conway. i enjoyed hearing a bit about your story and your heart for missions.

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  15. Woah. I am having fun searchng through your website. So much great content. I'm looking forward to this evenings post.

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  16. Mimi and Jorge,
    Thank you for the words of encouragement and checking out the blog. Thank you for the continued prayer as well. Love you guys.

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  17. I'm glad you checked out the article Lanaya and enjoyed my responses. There is alot going on so please continue to pray for everything that is taking place.

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  18. Good to hear from you Brian. THank you for the encouraging prayers. With just one one left I look forward to what God has in store here in Costa Rica, as well as Nicaragua in just 2 weeks.

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  19. Kristi,
    Thank you for reading the article and responding to it. Thank you for the support as well. Please pray for the missionary journey that we all have each day...not just on a missions trip.

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  20. Leabeth, I had the opportunity to join a visiting team, as well as some of the kids who won an "invite friends to church" contest. We went zip linning and white water rafting. It was a blast! I will take you some day Leabeth:) And don't worry about the gopher...if he is still there when I return home...we will take care of business;) Lots of love Leabeth.

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  21. Elisenda,
    Thank you for the reading the blog and leaving a comment of encouragement.

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  22. Rose,
    Thank you for continuing to follow the blog. I'm glad you are enjoying the pictures and updates.There is much more to come so be sure to check back.

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  23. Earl,
    Glad you checked out the article and enjoyed reading it. The best thing is that everyday is a mission and prayerfully it's a missions trip I hope many more challenge themselves to take. Thanks for the support.

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