“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Prayer Request Update

thank you for your prayers. I thought I would update you on some of the requests. #1 – we HAVE HOT WATER!!! we had to hire an outside person and purchase ($250) a new unit but we have the water. We trust the guy who put it in…I do understand that hot water isn’t a requirement for renting BUT the apartment came with hot water when we moved in. All is well though.

#2 nothing is new on the dryer – still no one has come to repair it. On Monday I’m going with my friend Ivonne to speak with the place we purchased it (they aren’t the problem but they can complain to the whirlpool dealer who is) . PRAISE GOD it has been warm and sunny so we can dry clothes on the outside line we have.

#3 nothing new here

#4 nothing new here.


thanks again for your faithful prayers for us. As some of you know I am involved in a ministry for the Red Zone. I would like to ask you to pray for all the women/transvestites in the program but I am specifically asking you to lift up someone named “Shirley”. Please pray she and her partner accept the Lord fully and wholly and can change their lives and be an influence on those that need to find the Lord and change their lives.

​Evening Scripture:
My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. – John 15:12-15

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging. – Psalm 46: 1-3

prayer needed

Please join us in prayer regarding the following issues we are struggling with:

1. Our hot water works sometimes but not all the time. Which is fine except for showering since it isn’t hot here taking a cold shower is dreadful for me (Jamie). so we are boiling water and adding it to cold water in a bucket and showering this way daily. This has been for like 2+weeks now.

2. The dryer has been broken for 3 weeks. A repairman came and said what part was broken and that he would be back but has never come back. I have gone 3 times to where we bought it (it’s under warranty) and he is trying to get them to come fix it, but with no luck either.

3. Our oven and stovetop have never really worked either. We bought the dryer and stove brand new and we have had 3 service calls but they both only work on high. Which makes my limited cooking skills sketchy at best. When the oven is on broil (the only setting it works on) it takes 2 hours to cook sweet potatoes. Hence why I have a crockpot and was HAPPILY donated an instapot!!

4. 90day visa runs!!!! okay this is a big one!!! this is getting crazy and expensive and I don’t know how much longer we can do this. we need to find a solution or find a way to cross over any border for the day and come back. this way isn’t the best or safest way of doing it. we also don’t have a car or anyone to take us for the day to do this. so even taking a charter etc is expensive. Please pray we find a solution to this. When we came is when the Nicaraguan conflict happened therefore it made immigration almost impossible for now. We don’t have the funds to be “retirees” here and though when we researched the lawyer said there was a “missionary” status like we had in Honduras , there actually isn’t one unless you are backed by “world vision” or something big like that. When have been greatly blessed by friends a few times who have gifted us miles to travel outside of Costa Rica to get our stamp. BUT we need a permanent solution to this.
5. All of these issues are taking a huge toll on us, individually and as a couple. I know most of these are demonic spirits of oppresion, confusion…and I KNOW we are serving the Lord in the capacities HE has given US. BUT we need prayer and help.

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