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

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Month of August


Each week God continues to use the ministry and it's leaders of the New Life Church to reach, serve, and love those who are at the heart of Jesus Christ.

God continues to use teams in mighty ways as they generously, obediently, and joyfully serve God and the people of Costa Rica.

We just finished up "The Month of the Future" and move into August which is, "The Month of Fruit, More Fruit, and Much Fruit. I'm looking forward to this series as we look at some challenging ideas, such as the difference between a Christian and a Disciple.

Arriving yesterday was the Compass Church Team of 31 from Naperville, Illinois. Serving alonside this team, we have the opportunity today, to start some work projects and continue throughout the week with the weekly prayer service, an ALL church dinner, Kids Club, and other community outreach events. Please be praying for the ministry and the hearts of this team, as well as those we will see during the week, that the Compass Church is visiting. Please be praying that hearts would be vulnerable to the very hand of God in our lives and the lives of those around us.

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.

23 comments:

  1. praying for the new team that has arrived...that God will open up doors and that the love of Christ will be shown to all those you guys encounter!!! I am also praying for the church they begin a new month of learning...that God will reveal Himself to them in new ways and that they will learn much from the teachings that will take place in the month of august.

    reading about all of the teams that come and go make me so excited to go back in december!!!

    praying for you friend as you begin a new week!! cant wait to read about all the things that take place at La Finca and through the church and in the communities you are working with!!!!

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  2. Conway,

    Back to back teams…this is great. I wish I could be there. I am praying for you every single day and telling everyone I can about the work that the Lord is doing in Costa Rica through you and others like you.

    I read this the other day and thought of you…"If a commission by an earthly king is considered a honor, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?"-David Livingstone. I know you don’t look at what you are doing in Costa Rica as a sacrifice, but as an honor. I know that you count it joy to “suffer” on behalf of the one who suffered for you! Your heart for the things of the Lord and the people of Costa Rica is so apparent. Well done!

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  3. I love this pic. You look like you belong with thsoe kids!!!!!!!

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  4. Hope all is well, Conway. Glad to see that your able to get this opportunity to GO and serve for these several months.

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  5. Praying for the hearts of the people you come in contact with! So proud of you Conway

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  6. amigo q dios te bendiga en esta hetapa de tu vida y q te de la carisma q necesitas para contagiar de tu amor a dios a los nuevos equipos q vengan ala finca te cuidas y q dios te bendiga....tu amigo jorge

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  7. THESE KIDS LOVE U. U CAN SEE IT ON THEIR FACES. THEIR PRECIOUS LITTLE FACES. I'M ENCOURAGED THAT A YOUNG, HANDSOME MAN, WITH SKILLS & PASSIONS WOULD GIVE OF HIS SUMMER. WHAT A BLESSING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. Elisenda Consuelo CastroAugust 5, 2011 at 3:42 PM

    Adorable picture. We're so proud of you.

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  9. A contest???????????????????????????? What a great idea. I love prizes.

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  10. "the difference between a Christian and a Disciple." hmm. interesting. do tell...?

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  11. Earl, I'm curious too? Since Christian means "little Christ" one would assume that person is a disciple. Interesting. But just the simple statement makes me start to wonder. Am I really a disciple? Am I learning daily to live as Jesus? Great stuff, Conway.

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  12. Proud of you Conway!!!

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  13. Thank you for constantly praying Lanaya. I'm looking forward the weekly ministry, work projects, and other opportunities to serve.

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  14. Good observation Josh. Thank you for sharing that quote. It is an honor to serve this summer alongside the ministry of the New Life Chrch...that of which I give to the Lord and not myself. Sacrifice...in many more ways than one...the praise for that too I give not to myself. Thanks again.

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  15. Ashley,
    The joy that these kids have is contagious. They definitely enjoy taking pictures as well.

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  16. Richard,
    It has been a journey and I look forward to what is to come. Thank you.

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  17. Thank you for the prayer Jen.

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  18. Jorge,
    Thank for the blessings and for being a part of everything that is going on.

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  19. Kristi,
    The kids are photo takers at heart:)I'm glad that yo uhave been challenged and encourged.

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  20. The pictures tell a great story themselves...thanks Elisenda.

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  21. Yes a contest Rose. The kids love anything they can win at...sounds like a universal concept across any culture to me:)

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  22. Earl and Deborah,
    It is a challenging concept, however there is much underlying detail to both titles...Disciple and Christian. The differnece rests in how one responds to Christ, acts on God's Word, and ultimatley what is produced by this process. I will try an post a blog sometime with some notes so you guys can check it out and respond. Thanks.

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  23. Hey Jim,
    Thank you for the support.

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