Monday, October 19, 2009

Marshmallows, Novels & Jesus

Club de Niños
"Cross the River Game"

Object - get your team from point A to B using only rafts,
such as cardboard, used tires and wooden planks

Between the worship songs and crazy games, we've been teaching through the Romans Road passages of scripture.
We tacked on an extra verse:

“Look! I, Jesus, stand at the door and knock.
If you hear my voice and open the door,
I will come in, and we will share a meal together as friends.
Revelation 3:20

To help assist the children in applying this idea of allowing Jesus to enter their lives, I remembered a modern-classic Christian story: "My Heart, Christ's Home"
(Praise the Lord, I was able to find it in Spanish, too!)

The story is one of discipleship and uses the analogy of a home to represent different areas of our life. For example, the office is the mind and the kitchen represents our hungers or passions. Ultimately, the story concludes with asking the reader to give over their "title deed" to Christ.

Vaca Gorda (Fat Cow)

Costa Rica's answer to "Chubby Bunny"

Rebeca / Anderson

Daniel / Maria & Valeria

Jon recently finished some school projects with his students. These 8th grade students read the young adult novel "The Outsiders" and are holding their completed projects.

Graciela and Elena / Edwin and Jeremias

Jon's 10th graders are presenting their projects
on The Grimms Brothers's Fairy Tales.

Marcos, Leo, Fermin & Valeria / Edgar, Paulina & Zenen

This young man's name is Alexis Nunez, one of my 8th grade students. I recently talked with his mother and she expressed a desire to have Alexis spend time in the US over the upcoming vacation, December & January. He started attending Colegio Bilingue in 7th grade & his English is far behind his peers. If anyone is interested in hosting Alexis, please contact me.


  • Praise that the Lord helped Jon through mid-term exams and papers;
    Pray that God will give Jon perseverance and opportunity to share the Gospel the last six weeks of school. (November 27 is Jon's last day of school).

  • Praise the Lord for the tentmaking opportunity as an English teacher;
    Pray that the Lord would direct Jon over the school break as he desires to begin private / small group English classes.
    Pray that we will trust the Lord to provide the amount of Jon's school wage with financial support.
  • Praise God for the opportunity to minister to the children and families in our neighbor through "Club de Niños";
    Pray for the salvation of the children and for more open opportunities to get to know the families;
    Also pray that we would have wisdom in introducing Remo, our friends horse, to the children. We want to bring a few kids to our home and need the parents blessing.
  • Praise the Jon's sprained ankle is healing nicely!
  • Praise God for the opportunity to serve Him in Costa Rica;
    Continue to pray for Rancho Oasis for Youth - land, horses and God's timing.
  • Praise God for the fellowship that we have with many believers here;
    Pray that God would lead and bless our small fellowship and that we can have an impact in the community via Kid's Club and more.
  • Praise God for His patience, grace and mercy;
    Pray for continued strengthening of our devotional life, marriage, family and parenting skills. (PS - Tabi is practically running).
    Pray that we would continue to learn to be more and more giving.

The Bearded Ladies Desk Chair Rally

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