What do Canada, Costa Rica, and Mexico have in common? Two are destinations of members of the Wilkes family and one is the place of service for the Baker family. Let me connect everyone for you.
Summer left this morning for Costa Rica with a team from Pine Cove where she is on staff for the summer. She will work a church about 45 minutes outside of Liberia called El Buen Pastor (The Good Shepherd). The church is located in a smaller town (La Fortuna) near a volcano and in a forest. The team will work with Christian Camping International Latin America to train the people to use the camping experience to help people trust Jesus. She'll be back at Pine Cove in about ten days. Please pray for her as she serves the children and alongside her Christian brothers and sisters there.
Kim and I head out tomorrow on the next leg of our wonderful adventure given to us by Legacy Church. We are headed to Vancouver, British Columbia, for some tourist-type activities over the weekend and then a week of study at Regent College with Gordon Fee. We are excited about the time there, and we will post pics and stories as we make our way around the city and area.
Who are the Bakers, and how are they connected to our travels? Kim and I met Johnathan and Barbara at Sonscape a couple of weeks ago. Johnathan named Kim the "cruise director" of our group while we were there, and in the middle of all the conversations, we offered for them and their two children to stay in our house while we are in Canada and Red River, NM.
So, all the rush to paint and get everything ready done at the house was so this wonderful family who serves with CAM International in Mexico will have a place to rest while we re-create on our trip. We hope their five-year-old boy and Madison, our lab, will hit it off as the family cares for our house and enjoys themselves in the process.
I continue to be amazed at God's blessings in our lives and how I can already feel my anticipation to return and serve alongside Legacy in August growing each day. Continue to pray for us as we pray for you while we experience the grace and love of God in so many ways.