Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The poor horse has a sun sun blistered shoulders...how do I get home?

Today I met up with a contact of mine to go to the ministry site.

We started by going to down town San Jose on Bus. Then we walk 1/2 a mile to get on a bus going to Aljualita (where the ministry sight is.) And then 1/2 more of walking. Now when I say walking...turning left and right is included. Not just walking straight.

Now my guide was very good about making sure I knew how to get home. And I took detailed notes...but it took us about an 1 1/2 hours to get there...it took me almost 2 hours to get home BY MYSELF! It was definatly a little bit of a stretch.

Okay. Fun stuff...

I am working with a place for "poor kids." I play with them, and basicaly just love on them 3 days a week. There are about 5 Kids.( I am still learning there names.) But while I was there 2 of the little girls decided to use me as a horse. Now normaly that wouldn't have been a big deal...But my shoulders WERE sunburned(I spent the weekend on the Carib side of Costa Rica) and HAD blisters. HAhaha My blisters are gone now. ;) But It was fun!

The ministry site is in a little bit more dangerous area. And I will be going there by myself. Please pray for safety in travel! Also, pray that I would be a blessing a light to the kids, and the workers at the site!

Well, I am off to do homework!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mi Hermano Tico, Unos Amigos, y Yo

Week #1

WEEK # 1

Sunday completed my first week in Costa Rica. My first week at the school was a slow week yet full of learning. It was a week of learning the neighborhood, adjusting to school, and making new friends. I am anxious to get started in ministry. I will be talking to a contact of mine soon (Hopefully) about ministry opportunities.

Now that the house keeping details are out of the way; let’s get down to business! As I have had a little more free time than I’d like…I’ve been doing some thinking. I know, I know, Kevin thinking can be a dangerous thing, especially for me. I hate seeing my own flaws, and sin. But please indulge me….

I have been frustrated about the fact that I am not in ‘ministry’ right now. And in a way that is true. But I was reminded that ministry is a life style it is a choice to serve God. In reality ministry is being faithful in the little things God gives us and dreaming BIG things for God! Now, when I say big things…I mean, LIVES CHANGED BY THE POWER OF GOD’S WORD AND THE CALLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT! My job is not to dictate God’s will on my life. My job is to be faithful, and open to what ever God would have me do!

Please don’t mis-understand me. I don’t want to be lazy, and negligent. Remember, “Faithful in what God put before me.” And I am looking for opportunities to serve. But IT IS NOT MY PLACE TO DICTATE GOD’S WILL FOR MY LIFE!!!! And I must confess that I was trying to do that…my frustration was stemming from sin and not seeing what God is doing. And I can’t say that I see what He is doing just yet…I am excited to see what HE IS DOING, and what HE WILL DO here in Costa Rica!

“Don’t seek after a ministry, but seek after the fruits of a disciplined life!”

Sunday, June 14, 2009


I am finaly in Costa Rica. A dream come true! I am very. very happy.

God blessed the flight I arrived with no hassles. School starts at 8:30am tomorrow.(Monday)

Dios le bendiga!


Saturday, June 13, 2009

I'm Off!!!!

Well I am off to Costa Rica! Please pray for safe travel!

Love you all and God Bless!!!!

"Blessed to be a Blessing!"

Monday, June 8, 2009

Blessed to be a Blessing!

1 God be gracious to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us— Selah.
2 That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations.
3 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy; For You will judge the peoples with uprightness And guide the nations on the earth. Selah.
5 Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You.
6 The earth has yielded its produce; God, our God, blesses us.
7 God blesses us, That all the ends of the earth may fear Him.

The past week has been a very humbling experience. I have received two rather large financial gifts, was prayed over by at least 800 people, and had a former Spanish professor of mine offer me a letter of introduction to her buddies in Costa Rica. God has truly blessed me!
I am “Blessed to be a Blessing!” God has blessed me. Now I have the HUGE responsibility to use the gifts to further God’s, name and be a blessing to the nations.

I leave for San José, Costa Rica in less than a week. I am very excited. However, I am concerned that I will not live to my fullest for God. Please, please pray that I will go with a servants hearts; giving 110% for God every day. Also, pray that my time in Costa Rica would not be easy!!!!! Pray that God would put me in situations that would stretch me, and help me grow!!!! I WANT TO BE A BLESSING!!!!!!!

“Blessed to be a Blessing!”