Horizon Kids Camp
In January, we hosted the 3rd Annual Horizon Kids Camp! This is a camp that we lead in English through the church to reach out to the bilingual schools in the area. We had an amazing week as we talked about following our Guide, truly trusting Him, and obeying Isaiah 30:21 “Whether you look to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it.'” We had 12 kids invite Jesus into their hearts during camp and it was a huge day of celebration for all of us! Thomas, our oldest, had 5 classmates from school receive Jesus and he was so excited to begin school this year saying “Mom, now I am not the only Christian in my class.” Praise God for His faithfulness!
Cecilia enters University!!!!
Cecilia on registration day at UNED
Gabe gets Married!
As I said before, we are amazed at all God is doing in and through Horizon Church! Two weeks ago, we celebrated with 6 precious people as they were baptized! What a joyous occasion to see God’s hand at work in the lives of each of these people–all so different–yet all responding to the same God who had been pursuing each of them separately. This is a perfect picture of the diversity in the ministry God is doing here…
Meet Meghan: From The States and has lived here in Jaco for 6 years as a teacher at the bilingual school where my kids attend. She was invited to come to church with 2 other teachers (who are believers) when we planted the church and she reluctantly agreed. She grew up Catholic and God was a religion not a relationship. She never knew there was more. She began attending church and then joined a Women’s Bible Study. We have been praying for her for 3 years. (She was Jacob’s 1st grade teacher.) A few months ago, she experienced something very difficult in her life and she hit the bottom. This is when she looked up, Jesus met her there and at our kitchen table she invited Jesus into her heart. She was baptized and is on fire for God!
Meet Harold: From Bluefields, Nicaragua where they speak both English and Spanish. Came to Jaco, Costa Rica to find work. His father is a Pastor in Nicaragua and he was “baptized” as a child many years ago. Harold has attended our church since the beginning. He decided he was ready to be baptized as an outward profession of what the Lord has been doing in him. So Harold, too, was baptized.
As you can see, the ministry here in Jaco is diverse in that we never know who the Lord will bring into our lives on any given day. We just continue to try and walk in obedience and to make the most of every opportunity as the Lord does His work here in and through us!