Back From the Crusade

30 07 2007

What a great trip! This was the last of 5 mission trips we sent to Fe Y Amor Church in Cinco Esquines, Costa Rica. Instead of sending 5 trips all over the world we chose to focus all of our resources in one area, helping one church. This proved to be a great befit to Fe Y Amor. We are helping to build their church from the inside out, through leadership, construction and evangelism. There is so much to say about how all the trips built upon each other. Each team had individual stories but then the stories overlapped from team to team. One team would plant seeds, others would water and see lives changed.

A Great Story:

The Government of Costa Rica denied Pastor Miguel Angel the right to have church in this building. Mainly because they are not Catholic. Pastor Miguel had all the papers he needed to get the authorization…but the government said no, without any kind of explanation. They were going to lock the church up that week so no one could get inside……crazy! So we prayed for this injustice to be dealt with, and for it to be made right. The next day the papers were signed for the church to remain open!

Here is what happend:

The Sunday before a woman came to Fe Y Amor and was prayed for by 2 of our missionaries; Vickie and Marisol. This lady was known as an alcoholic for many many years. You could see how it had drained the life out of her. But when the missionaries prayed, the alcoholic was freed from her addiction…Her countenance had changed, immediately you could see a difference. This was a miracle. Here is the cool part. This lady’s sister works for the man that signs the papers to keep the church open. When the sister heard that they were going to lock the doors on the church she went to this mans house and for an hour and a half, began to tell him that, you will not lock the doors to my church! Fe Y Amor is changing my family’s and other people’s lives!…and the doors remain open. I’m glad God is running the show.


10 07 2007

I want my car to transform!

8 07 2007

Do you ever come out of movies wanting it all to be real? The past two days I have seen two pretty cool movies.


Such a great movie! It kind of reminded me of Skateboarding videos my friends and I would watch. After the videos we would be ready to skate! Ready to take on any trick or set of stairs. Well after Ghost Rider I wanted to get on my motorcycle, tear up the street, do cess slides around moving cars and ride straight up a building…one day. The best line in the whole movie is near the end where the Caretaker says to Johnny Blaze “You got God on your side…that makes you Dangerous…unpredictable”


I felt like a kid again. I found myself holding my wife’s hand tighter during some of the fighting scenes…a sign of a great movie. When we left I tried to imagine how my 91 Saturn would look as an Autobot. So I did what any person would do looking for more after the movie…we went to Walmart. You know to get an air filter for our house and a toy transformer for my office.

I love movies that inspire you to be better…to take on the world and to have a little imagination. Entertainment is a powerful medium for change. Whether it is through music or movies, the stories help us to step out of our current routine and get us thinking differently. I think we can all be insane (doing something over and over again expecting different results) sometimes and not see a way out to move forward.


5 07 2007

Well I have finally uploaded some pictures to my flickr account. I have some great shots of Costa Rica and my Dog/Beast, Shiloh. I hope you enjoy!