Wednesday, November 11, 2015

One Month From Today....

5 years ago God brought me to Costa Rica for the first time. At the time I didn't realize how important that trip would be and how it was just the beginning of a new adventure. 
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Over 2 years ago, God allowed me to move to Costa Rica and make this country my home. What a beautiful country it is. The people are friendly, there are some gorgeous beaches, volcanoes and waterfalls. Driving here is scary but can be done if you dont mind the regular honking or people stopping in the middle of the road. Public transportation is better then in Fresno and seeing a movie is cheap here. But what makes this place feel like home is the relationships that I have built with host families, co-workers and church friends. That is the thing that I am going to miss the most. 
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Why do I say "miss the most?" Well in a month (from today), I will be moving back to California.
Yup after many months of praying and seeking the Lord, I have felt Him leading me back to California.  I have such a peace about moving back but I am also sad about leaving a place that I have called home for over 2 years. I have enjoyed my time with SICR and I believe in ministry they are doing here in Costa Rica. I know that God is going to continue to use them in Desamparados to further His Kingdom.

So what will I do in California?
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I have been asked this question a lot lately by my friends and co-workers in Costa Rica. Honestly, I am not sure yet.  However, I am sure I still want to be a part of missions. Whether financially and prayerfully supporting a missionary, encouraging current missionaries, or walking alongside those who are thinking about moving abroad for missions, I want to be involved.  Please continue to pray for me in the role I will have regarding missions over the next several months.  Also, please be in prayer as I prepare to move back and look for a job. 

How can you Help??
First you can be praying for me for my physical health. I am currently sick (again) with a virus or flu. I am not really sure what I have, but I have been sick for over a week and it is not be getting better.  

Friends from IBC
You can also pray for my transition back to California. That I would finish strong these next 4 weeks, say good good-byes to friends here in Costa Rica and also make time to process the change that I will be entering in the next few months. 
Secondly, there is additional support I need to raise for my transition back to California. This will help cover moving expenses, my flight back to the US, enrolling in a re-entry program, and re-settling costs. The additional donations will also help cover expenses for my first month being back in the States as I begin looking for a job and process this significant transition.  Will you prayerfully consider giving a one time gift to help me transition back? 

I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all of you who have prayed, encouraged, sent letters, sent packages and gave financially to me. I am and will forever be grateful for your kindness and generosity. 


Here is a link to give online to my Students International Account. :) 

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