Thursday, February 28, 2013

Trust. Delight. Commit. Rest. (Febraury News Letter)

  " Trust in the LORD and do good ; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness Delight yourself in the LORD ; And He will give you the desires of your heart Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it.  He will bring forth your righteousness as the light And your judgment as the noonday Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. "
 Psalms 37:3-7

This month, God has really been using these verses as encouragement but also as daily reminders to keep my eyes focus on him. To TRUST him completely (especially when I feel as though I am never going to get to Costa Rica), to DELIGHT myself in the Lord (in the little things such as seeing a shooting star or my favorite ice cream), to COMMIT my way to the Lord ( to daily commit Costa Rica to God and daily giving him control over timing and support raising), to REST in God. Not just sleep or relax by watching a good movie, but to really spend time in prayer, mediated in a few verses and listen.  I wished I could tell you that I am a pro at all of these things, but I am far from it and probably will never be a pro. But that is ok with me, because that means that I continue to depend on God more and more and depend on me less and less. And that is what I want, less of me and MORE of God!   
Costa Rica News:::

What's New??
I am 60% fully funded for monthly support!!! So with that, I need 40% more to be at 100% funded for monthly support BUT only 25% more to buy my one way ticket!!! 

For those who like numbers, I need $845.81 to be at 100% for monthly support. 
It breaks done like this:
9 people giving $100.00 a month
17 people giving $50.00 a month
35 people giving $25.00 a month. 

To be able to buy my ticket and raise the reminder 15% before I leave, I need $530.21. 
It breaks down like this:
5 people giving $100.00 a month
10 people giving $50.00 a month
20 people giving $25.00 a month. 

I ask that you prayer about being one of the people on this list. 

Next Steps::
Well this month I am going to work extra hard to reach the remaining amounts. I will continue to contact people and meet with varies life groups. If you would like to have coffee with me to talk more about Costa Rica, please email me I would LOVE to let you know how and why God is calling me there! 

Prayer Request:: 
1. Please be praying for my family and I. I cant go into details, but please be praying for strength and discernment. 
2. That God will continue to have his hand on the support raising for Costa Rica. 
3. That all the Visa papers will come back on time and that there will be no problems. 
If you have not gotten a prayer card or newsletter please let me know. I am sending out one last paper news letter before I go completely via email. With that if you would like to be added to my email list, you can do it here!   


1 comment:

  1. Rose! I am so excited for you and the opportunity you have in Costa Rica. I know how hard fundraising can be but I am encouraged by your commitment and strength through it all. I know that the enemy can throw a lot of lies during the process but I pray that new truth is being revealed everyday in the face of opposition and doubt. In your waiting I know the Lord is preparing many things for you in Costa Rica and I can't wait to hear all about it once you are there! Miss you!