I picked up a hitch-hiker today...
As I was leaving the municipality today to pay for our license to be able to teach in Costa Rica, this guy approached me and asked for a ride...I said yes.
As we drove the 20 minutes up the highway to his village (all in Spanish by the way), we talked about his life. Of course, we began to talk about "spiritual things" and I learned that this guy loves God with all of his heart!
He went on to tell me about his church and how his congregation has suffered some persecution. It was quite a story. I asked him to take me to his church so that I could know where they meet for services....(see below)
Just in case you have a crazy idea of what a church looks like - it's not the building. The church is made up of God's children who want to make Him known...I am proud to be a part of the Body of Christ - the church!
His WORD is going forth into the hearts of these young people!
Oh my - it has been too long!
We are finished with our fourth week of school! Wow - time flies when you keep this pace!
God is so good - we have had TOFM Partners sponsor work stations and a water cooler for our school. His provision is always right on time!
Before the school year began, we knew that we were going to love the program. Honestly - we had NO IDEA how much we would love the curriculum! Our students are learning the word of God as well as math, english, science, social studies, literature and creative writing - IT IS AMAZING!
We are so blessed to have had a few friends come down recently, and we have more coming in the near future! Just know that things are happening down here - amazing things. Keep us in your prayers!
(Above photo is Cristy praying for Abby before she takes a test...that wouldn't happen in a public school today...but it happens at Uvita Christian Academy!)
Scott & Brigit Bogard
Founders of Touch of Fire Ministries, Inc. based out of Greenwood, Indiana.
Here are some links to some of our favorite books!
~ The Challenge of Missions (the BEST book on world missions we have every read!)
~ The End of America (I know it sounds bleak, but it is worth the read - end times type book)