The opportunity to unplug from the comfort zone and enter into a greater zone of dependency with the Lord is a blessing. This trip was significant to me in several areas, particularly in the chance to minister encouragement and hope to some amazing members of God’s family, [Read more...]
(Contribution from Amy Layman about the Central America Trip from January 2012)
We landed in Liberia, Costa Rica on January 5th and from there ventured to Playa Sámara where we spent a day and two nights playing, relaxing, and preparing (and, in Kyle’s and my case, getting engaged!). And, crazily enough, the trip was already being met with some resistance. Jon’s passport was going to expire in 2 months, so, while he was okay to take the domestic flight to Miami, [Read more...]
How do you describe or detail God’s grace in words?
It is an elusive, describing the transcendent. I will do my best.
First Five Days – Costa Rica
Upon arriving in Costa Rica, I was notified by Jan Millsaps that Greg had missed his connection and would not make it at his expected time of three hours behind me. It seems that Aeromexico decided to get a new computer / reservations platform at the same time that we were headed to Costa Rica. This would end up costing us 24 hours before he arrived. I hung out and waited a good bit, and was also able to catch up with Rafael Varela, a friend who I met when I passed through Costa Rica in 2006. We sat down to a nice dinner and caught up on what had been happening with both of us over the last few years. It was a really good visit, and I am thankful he had time to spend. [Read more...]
It’s been a great time here. I am sure it only gets better. We cross the border this morning into Nicaragua and meet the team. The action part of the program is about to begin!
Greg and I are in Playa Samara, arriving here yesterday afternoon. It is a really cool place, very secluded, and we hit the low season perfectly. There are not many people around.
We are staying at Tico Adventure Lodge, and it is a really cool place. Really laid back, which is nice. We sat out on the beach and took it all in well past dark last night. At one point, these guys came running by.
I am thinking about this place, and how to get back here with the family, and a team at some point. Please continue to pray for us, that we will make the right connections. If you are interested in the Costa Rican beach, let me recommend Chris and Janice, and the Tico Adventure Lodge (click here to see their website). Great folks, and really great hosts.
There is a great and effectual door opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. This is from 1Corinthians 16, and it was impressed on me as I got up this morning and started to pray and think. There was a mishap with Greg Millsaps flight last night and instead of arriving at 11:30pm, he is being told he will have to wait until the same flight tonight. That is a loss of 24 hours on an already short schedule. Doesn’t seem that cool.
One thing that was cool is that I sat next to a hotel owner from Guanacaste last night on the plane! This photo is of their hotel. Click on it to go to their site. [Read more...]