This Saturday, October 3rd, I will have the great opportunity to lead my second trip. This is not your normal mission trip. I will be taking four men from a church in South Carolina to meet with several local pastors. They are coming to prayerfully consider which church in Costa Rica they feel the Lord is calling them to partner with. My job for the week is to expose them to some of the great churches and pastors here in Costa Rica. I'm looking forward to seeing what God will do through this trip, and the connections that will be made for future trips. It is exciting to be able to work with a church that is so intentional about making a life-long partnership in missions!
As part of this trip, we will be meeting with a family that I met just four weeks ago. I was able to take the photo pictured here, and it was probably their last family photo. David, Pastor Eva's husband, suddenly passed away two weeks ago. Pastor Eva and her late husband had been making plans to build a new church building and just recently asked the bank for a small loan to help them complete the building. They have been meeting in houses for about 10 years. Will you pray for our team this week as we go to hear her heart, but also to minister God's love and comfort to her, her daughter, and grandson?