From a Costa Rican pastor:

Hi,

Sarah and  I want to thank you for the prayers as we continue the ministry here in Costa Rica.  It has been a tremendous three weeks where we have have seen Holy Spirit doing His work as the Word has been preached in various venues and subject matter.  We are fully convinced that His word never returns void (Is. 55:11), as we have seen many things He has done as a result throughout our mission journeys since 1984.

Below, you will find a short testimonial note sent to me from a pastor up north.  This was our first Sunday service.  After the service we were met by our very good missionary friend from Oklahoma, Dave Beebout.  He had just come from another church near by called Genesis. Anyway, the pastor asked us if we would come to his la casa [house] and pray for his wife who was not feeling well (and had not been able to attend the the church service).  Of course, it was an honor to go to his house as that is our purpose in doing mission work……to bless, encourage, and pray (through and by the Word of God).  I trust that you will be blessed as we were after reading this.  This is a Google Translated version.  I have corrected some parts as seen in brackets for clarity and better understanding.

From: Carlos Pérez 
Date: 2012/11/17
Subject: Saludos desde Costa Rica
To: wayne@whom43.orgHELLO BROTHER WAYNE & SARA BLESSINGS, WE SALUTE IN THE NAME OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST LOVED AND WAITING FOR HIS RETURN HOME WAS a blessing.  [not sure on the last part here]

 WANT TO THANK THE a vernos [to see] visited our church, in Aguas Zarcas [the town near church] delight, SAN CARLOS [the main city of the area]. TELL YET healings and miracles the Lord MADE THROUGH HIS [Word], by the mercy of God.  I tell him that God healed COLUMNS, LEG, HEADACHES AND ETC, ETC. Also my wife was healed and tests came back negative, we are excited and grateful to UDS [you all], we hope that you visit again.

BIDS FAREWELL UDS [to you all], PASTOR: CARLOS PEREZ. GOD bless you abundantly, GREETINGS TO ALL, A HUG IN LOVE THE LORD.

As you can see, we were indeed blessed.  These are the type of words that keep us going and encouraged to continue the good fight.

We are winding down now, this our final mission trip of 2012, as today is our final Sunday.  My last update which can be seen on the front page of our web site (www.whom43.org) will take you up to this point.

I want to give some cudos to my friend Dave.  As he was asked by our present host church Casa de Alabanza (Heredia, Costa Rica) to teach and minister in the area of “Children’s Ministry” in the church….because of his and wife Sandy’s many years in doing this ministry……he was kept quite busy the last several days.  Unfortunately His wife Sandra was not able to accompany him on this trip because of some family obligations so my wife Sarah was his assistant when needed.  On the first night, Dave taught on the ins and outs….and the importance of children’s ministry.  The next night using adults as ginny-pigs (children) he did an actual show-and-tell ministry.  There was great participation, with loads of laughs.  I believe it was a great encouragement for the church to continue with great enthusiasm in their own children’s ministry. Just yesterday (Sat.) We all went to La Cuenca (a poor shanty town area….with loads of children), where Casa de Alabanza does work among the children (also reaching the adults) through the love of Christ.  Dave once again conducted a mini children service using “live” participants (about 30).  The children were amazing.  They had loads of fun!

Thanks Dave….you did a great job!  I’m so thankful you were the ONE……I’m certainly not gifted to do what you just did.  

For two days after this last Sunday service, we get a chance to settle down and relax (unwind) after a very active and almost daily ministry time the last two weeks.  We will arrive back on American soil Nov. 21.

Again, Thanks for your prayers.  By doing so, you had a large part in this ministry.  Muchas bendiciones para ti.

In Christ we serve,

Wayne & Sarah

One thought on “From a Costa Rican pastor:

  1. hai pastor wayne , how are u wth sarah? may the good lord shower u more blessings nd good health to continue ur ministry .. im glenda abellanosa neice of pastora letty paluga from bantayan island . jesus the redeemer church …we are so blessed by u for ur message when u wer here to minister us thank u so much we are praying for u nd sarah GODLESS U GOD LOVES YOU,.>

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