August 4, 2019 we were surrounded by leaders of our home church, Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as they laid hands on us and prayed for us. One week later, August 11th, we were surrounded by our new church family as they received us into their congregation in San José, Costa Rica. We are currently living and working in Costa […]Read More Sending and Receiving: Made it to Costa Rica!
About 5 years ago, I (Dylan) had the privilege of leading a small group of women through a book called “The Wounded Heart” by Dan Allender. This group was brought together by a very tragic commonality – they were survivors of abuse. I don’t talk about this group often, for confidentiality reasons, but I think […]Read More Waiting: A Pain… With Promise
Dr. Lloyd Kim, the Coordinator of Mission to the World, spoke on the topic of “pride vs. humility” in the realm of ministry and the support raising process. We wanted to share a summary below of what we learned from him during our training, as it is applicable to many areas of life. Pride is […]Read More Pride
My husband and I are in the process of raising support to join a team of Costa Ricans who are planting and growing churches around their country. I’ve tried writing up the vision and goals of our future work to explain to potential supporters – things like “establish, strengthen, and grow the local church according to God’s will.” But it just doesn’t have a ring to it. Church planting seems boring. In fact, my own mother told me that my first attempt at a newsletter was too “churchy.” Really? Too churchy? Of course it’s churchy! That’s the whole point!Read More church planting is not very trendy