We want to make sure you know how much we appreciate you this Christmas. We are so thankful for the ways that you’ve prayed for us, encouraged us, and supported us. You are a vital part of fulfilling God's mission in Latin America! We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We love the work to which God has called us! The pictures above represent some of the significant events from the last month in Latin America!
The dots on the map of Costa Rica represent the multiplication of new groups in 2018. The picture of Jenny (a leader from Nicaragua) represents the international training we held in Colombia in November to roll out the new Pastoral Formation plan. Also, we found out that Dr. Delia will transition from her position as Area Director in April of 2019. Dr. Ricardo Gomez will assume the position in April 2019. (They are pictured together in the third photo.)
In the pictures below you can find some family updates.
Highlights of 2018:Participating inTaekwondoat school and having great friends move close by.
Looking Ahead to 2019: Seeing family in the US while we are partnership building.
One thing I want you to know: My grammy taught me to crochet this summer, and I finished my very first blanket.
Highlight of 2018:Seeing amazing animals in Costa Rica, especially the sloth.
Looking Ahead to 2019: I love being in nature, and I look forward to going back to La Cumbre camp with the Interntional Youth Group this spring.
Hobbies and interests:learning to play the drums and the guitar, reading, and listening to music.
Highlight of 2018: Being a part of the worship team at the International Youth Group and having my friend Ezra Pulscher coming to visit.
Looking Ahead to 2019:Learning to drive while we are back in the states and continuing to learn how to play the banjo.
Hobbies and interests: Playing the guitar, hanging out with friends, and traveling.
Highlight of 2018: Being a part of the student leadership team at the International Youth Group.
Looking Ahead to 2019:I will be graduating from high school and moving back to the US to attend college. However, I'm still undecided on which college and what to study.
Hobbies and Interests: Singing, spending time with friends, and traveling
Highlight of 2018:Participating in two different lady's retreats, as well as the church planting training in Medellín, Colombia.
Looking Ahead to 2019:To enjoy the last six months of having Libby with us in Costa Rica.
One thing I want you to know: Learning Spanish has been very difficult
Highlight of 2018:Participating in the development of the Pastoral Formation plan for Latin America and working with top level leaders across the American continent.
Looking Ahead to 2019: Deepening the PIC and Pastoral Formation training across Latin America and helping our leaders to implement the training.
Hobbies and Interests:Working, Reading, Hanging out with the family