Monday, March 23, 2009

Mid-States District Conference

On March 26-28th we will be in Haltom City, TX at the Mid-States District Conference for the Evangelical Methodist Church. While we are there we will have the opportunity to share about our calling to Mexico in the Missions Banquet on Thursday. We will also be utilizing this time with the pastors to try and set up as many meetings as we can for the coming months. We ask that you be in prayer for our travel, our time of sharing, and that we would be able to get as many meetings as possible set up.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Language School

This week we received some news and I believe with all my heart that it is the Lord's answer to our prayer. We received an email that OMS and OMS Mexico are leaning toward sending all missionary candidates heading to a Latin field to a language school in.....Costa Rica! We were very concerned that it would raise our overall fund-raising cost but were surprised to learn that it won't change it much. Praise God! The school has 3 trimesters of study and you can enter the school virtually at the start of any trimester--which means that we won't have to wait around for the start of a new semester like we would've at the other schools had we just missed the start of the last semester. ON THE GROUNDS is a nursery school for Cody's age group with all kinds of activities (including some Spanish education) as well as a regular school for the other 3 kids! So Tori, Clayton and Tayler will be able to attend school and learn the regular subjects in English; P.E., music, and art in Spanish; along with formal Spanish training! What all this means is that Troy and I will be able to concentrate solely on our language studies without worrying about the kids' education or figuring out what to do with them during the day--and they will have the chance to learn some Spanish right along side us (something they would not have gotten at the other two schools)! I can't tell you how excited I am about all of this. Both of us are even more excited to get the funding finished than ever.
On an aside, there are a couple weeks in between each trimester, so if y'all come to visit then we'll have time to show you around Costa Rica. It's not a big country and San Jose (where the language school is located) is in between both coasts (the country is bordered by the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean) with some gorgeous mountain and waterfall scenery closeby.
If you want to see the school, just click here. On their website you will also see links to the kid’s schools as well.