Thursday, May 31, 2018

Costa Rica June 2018

Good evening from Costa Rica!
Hope this finds you well!
Sorry it's been so long since I posted on here!
We have been busy! We had a great trip to the USA! We started our trip the week before Resurrection week which is known around the US as Easter. But the JESUS followers knew this week as the celebration of the leader JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth resurrection from the dead!  What a celebration!
Now while JESUS was here on earth he raised several people from the dead, recorded in the Gospels, in John 11 Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, he raised the little girl from the dead in Luke 9, then in Luke 10 Jesus tells us to heal the sick cleanse the lepers, and yes! raise the dead! So much more than bunnies and eggs for this great celebration of our LORDS rising from the dead forever more to live! And we will be raised along with JESUS as He comes back to receive us into HIS Kingdom! Amen!

So the last week of March we were able to celebrate as a family; Joel came in from California, Mary & Troy drove down from Mississippi, Sara & Skylin from Kentucky and James from South Carolina.
we spent 4 days on the beach with them in FLA :=) lots of granddaughter time! YAY!

We then traveled to SC with James and spent 10 days at Evangelical Institute of South Carolina where James has been studying! We were able to attend the annual Prayer Conference there at the school. We were also able to attend classes with James and enjoy some wonderful bible teaching! Praise the LORD!

One of the main reasons we went to the US was to see Mary graduate, she finished her 5 years at BMC and received a Bachelor of Science of Education degree with honors; now she is a teacher, Spanish and English! Praise the LORD!
Then we traveled on the SC to see James testimony and he received a diploma for finishing the 2 year program at EI School of Biblical training.
We finished off our time spending time with both our families and got back here to Costa Rica on May 23. On May 26 we received 7 young men for the 2nd one week session of the School of Christ here at the camp and Biblical training center. we are thankful that GOD has allowed us to be a part of forming lives for the Body of CHRIST! Amen!
Thank you for praying for us and giving to make this mission possible! May the LORD richly bless you in all HIS abundance in Christ Jesus our LORD!
JESUS BLESS YOU! Franklin &  Evelyn 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Caleb's visit

Rachel and I have been friends since 2005 when she first came to Tabarcia to learn Spanish! In 2014 Rachel and Jorge were married, and live in San Jose. They have 2 children now! Their family came for a visit to the camp center! Caleb is 3 and a busy little guy! He loved their visit and enjoyed very much getting to get up in the back hoe! He cried when we had to get out and keep walking!

 Every boy, great or small love the back hoe! It has been a great blessing! Franklin was able to dig the septic line for Cabin Faithful and has done all the road work and clearing land since this handy tool was shipped here in 2008! Praise the LORD!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tropical storm Nate; Pozos de Puriscal

Wednesday we started getting heavy rains, it continued into the night and at around 4 am we lost electricity, it just came back on Friday afternoon around 1pm! We have been working inside the conference building so we continued to work! We heard yesterday it was a tropical storm, we hadn't seen any news!
Then this morning Luis who helps here at Camp said he could barely walk through, a mudslide on the road here! So we went up with back hoe, machetes and chain saw. Thankfully the local men had already began work clearing debris and in less than 2 hours we had a path cleared for vehicles to come through!
They were working as we arrived and they all seemed relieved for the back hoe to come! By hand it is really hard to get much done, but they had put strong arms into action! Thank you to each of you for praying for us as we work! This month will take more diesel fuel, thank you for giving to make this work possible!

Monday, October 2, 2017

New week!

 GOD is able,
This is a scripture that God brought to my attention a while back.
2 Corinthians 9:8 and GOD is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.
Whe we say GOD is able, thats an understatement.
GOD is more than able to help us, always present even when we are unaware!

This has been a rainy week here in Costa Rica. This time of year is always very rainy at least the mornings are sunny!
We are working taking off all the wall board in the bedrooms up stairs in the conference building.It must all be replaced. We will take it all off and brush off the rust and repaint all the framework. We will have to build scaffolding because the ceilings are about 15ft high! We have a group coming in December to help put this all back on. Thankful for the help GOD has sent our way!
Thank you for your partnership with us in prayer and support! GOD richly bless you!

....for every good work, then GOD is able to help us not unconditionally but it is like a partnership between us and GOD. HE has done HIS part, now it's our turn to do our part. First to believe in GOD through JESUS our LORD, then follow JESUS doing everything JESUS commanded.

Matthew 5-7 is a great place to hear what JESUS requires of us. The 10 commandments were what Moses gave the Israelite people when he came down fro the mountain from talking to GOD. Now Jesus kept all the commandments, and  finished out HIS time here on earth, perfectly, not failing in the tiniest detail. No one in history had been able to this! Only JESUS!
THE PERFECT LIFE like GOD had commanded. Then when JESUS was killed as the sacrifice for our sins and was buried as the Scriptures said would happen, 3 days later was raised from the dead! That power lives in each of us as we follow our great leader JESUS CHRIST!
I'm thankful to have been chosen by GOD to live this life, giving glory to GOD as we walk this daily life here on earth, following JESUS, as we prepare to receive the KINGDOM OF GOD alongside JESUS our perfect brother. As we walk with JESUS we are made perfect in weakness day by day.

Lets work while it is day, night time os coming when no one can work. Be encouraged as you walk out your faith in CHRIST and don't give up this wonderful calling! JESUS is able! HE will keep you in his care, not allowing you to be  tested above what you can take, giving us the escape alongside the test.
Keep in there! GOD bless you today and always!

JESUS BLESS YOU! Franklin Evelyn Mary & James

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Women on mission

Good Morning from Costa Rica!
this group came to the conference for ladies in July. This was a great time of seeking JESUS as we have named the annual women's conference. There were ladies from Nicaragua in the group. They had to get through several obstacles and were greatly encouraged by the Word of GOD they received and shared as they spent 3 nights and 4 days here at Taller Del Maestro! There were 50 people in all a few men and children as well! What a celebration!
This camp and Bible training center is to bring the good news of Salvation in JESUS CHRIST to each person coming here. Even those who have been in church, I include myself, we have not fully understood this great salvation the writer says in Hebrews 2:8 how shall we escape if we ignore so great a salvation? This salvation, which was first announced by the Lord, was confirmed to us by those who heard him. 
We are thankful for the grace of GOD who has given us forgiveness and has waited for us to come obedient to JESUS for all our lives and as we step into eternity. God is so good!
Be encouraged to keep following JESUS in your daily life, walking in faith in GOD who is faithful!

Today Franklin was able to go help a friend, Luis one of the men who helps out here at camp. Luis got some tile so Franklin went to help cut it to size and since he's been gone awhile I imagine he helped lay the tile as well! 
Pray that as we walk out our faith in GOD in our daily life we'd be aware that every opportunity is an open door to minister the Righteousness of GOD to each person, in every way! May we be found faithful to our LORD JESUS always! 
Thank you for your prayers and gifts in support of our ministry here in Costa Rica!

Monday, September 11, 2017

9-11

Good afternoon,
Tomorrow James will be 19 years old! James changed our lives as he came into our family, and still today he's the change we needed in our life! GOD is so good!
In 2 days James will be returning to the US to continue to his studies at EI school of biblical training. We are thankful for James and that he has this opportunity to study the Bible. Please pray for James and the other students as they go receive this Biblical training to go into their world and encourage and change the way we look at GOD by teaching GODS WORD!

We have been here at camp all day today. We have been cleaning getting ready for a group coming to spend the weekend in a retreat to seek GOD September 16-17. Praise GOD!
Today we were able to watch some video of the events 16 years ago, how could it have been that long already! I remember as many do, we were so scared no one knew what was next as the horrific scenes unfolded on our tv screens that fateful day!
 I cried again as we re-watched the twin towers fall as we did on that day in 2001! It has definitely been good to reflect back and remember how we all prayed more that day than maybe we ever had!
So going forward, we can't go back and change things, but we can change the outcome, what happens from here on out, in the world around us. We wake up, we go on about our little lives sometimes not realizing that what we have is a new day to do GODS WILL and not our own, a new day to focus back on JESUS the author and finisher of our FAITH!
What is faith? What is truth? Where can we find faith and who do we turn to for truth?
Faith is defined in many ways, faith in GOD is believing that HE exists, believing beyond what we can see feel or touch or smell. GOD is real, and HE created us in HIS image. We can talk to GOD, that may seem elementary to some, but sometimes we just need a reminder that GOD is near no matter what!
Truth, what is truth? Pilate asked that question when he was interrogating JESUS, not knowing that the TRUTH was standing right in front of him in bodily form. Jesus didn't answer Pilates question, and I have a feeling Jesus isn't answering us either.
We want to know the truth but we run in circles looking everywhere but to the One who said, "I AM the way the truth and the life no man comes to the FATHER but by me," John 14:6 Lets look to JESUS, no more turning away to look at someone else for the truth or worse yet, looking in the mirror hoping to see a tiny line of truth in the face staring back at me!
As we walk into another year, 17 years SINCE 9-11, lets not just stand there, lets tell someone about the truth we have found, JESUS the CHRIST, our Savior! The only one who truly has the answers to our questions, the truth we haven't found anywhere else!
Keep JESUS first!
JESUS BLESS YOU! Franklin Evelyn Mary & James