EXPECT PLENTY PLENTY IN… 2020

NEW YEAR IS HERE

GET READY  FOR 12 MONTHS, 52 WEEKS, 365 DAYS

MAYBE

UNEXPECTED…  UNKNOWN…  UNWANTED…

WILL YOU BE UNPREPARED ? ?

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Expect Plenty Plenty ….New Trials and Tests

SHALL I…..in 2020

curse or pray ?

do right thing  or wrong thing?

choose anger or peace ?

accept or reject ?

retaliate or forgive?

MAKE YOUR CHOICE

PREPARE NOW      PLAN NOW     DECIDE NOW

“Consider it pure joy my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds”

WHY?

because trials help grow faith, maturity, patience, strength and more…

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EXPECT PLENTY PLENTY …..UNEXPLAINABLES

This elderly Haitian lady is blind and in deep poverty.

 You will be tempted to ask…… in 2020.    WHY her? why me? why my family? why so unfair?

BE READY TO ACCEPT THE UNACCEPTABLE.  GOD HAS A GOOD PURPOSE FOR BAD PROBLEMS WE FACE IN 2020

Remember “All things work together for Good”  They help us become more like Jesus.

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EXPECT PLENTY PLENTY…..NEEDY PEOPLE

Be ready to bless the hurting, lonely, suffering, struggling, weary

Our calling is neighbor loving, people caring, trauma blessing

Plenty Plenty in 2020 Need You and Me

Love in Action Brings Satisfaction

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EXPECT PLENTY PLENTY….. FAITH FAITH DEMANDS

How long can you hold your breath under water in crisis?

A crisis demands faith, a heavy burden demands faith, worry demands faith,

cancer demands faith, surgery demands faith, a home destroyed in fire demands faith,

bereavement demands faith, loss of friend demands faith, and more……

Plan to Live in Faith in 2020

“Nothing impossible with God”

Say This>>> “I can hardly wait to see how God will solve this problem in 2020″

Go ahead… just say it out loud…. it feels good and is faith empowering.

Faith is our victory every time.

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EXPECT PLENTY PLENTY ….OPPORTUNITIES and MORE OPPORTUNITIES

In 2020 you will be given opportunities to  serve, to bless, to help, to assist, to pray,

to share hope, to encourage, to care, to hug, to reach out to someone who needs your love.

People Need plenty plenty of your passion passion.

Our Purpose is Passion for People People

“Consider others as more important than yourself”

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EXPECT PLENTY PLENTY….. UNDESERVED FAVOR FAVOR

God is in the undeserved business.

He refreshes like a cold drink at the Grand Canyon of Kauai.

No one deserves His favor or love or help or rewards or grace but God gives anyway.

You are loved with eternal everlasting unconditional love. You are the reason for His coming and death and sacrifice and forgiveness to all mankind. You are the object of His promise of personal peace, purpose, power, and protection throughout life. You have His undeserved attention and favor because He does love all His children. Embrace His love for you.

EXPECT PLENTY PLENTY   OF   LOVE LOVE    FROM YOUR FATHER IN 2020

His powerful love trumps all things, all hardship, all worries, all fears, all illness,

all burdens, all hurts, all opposition, all injustice, all everything. His love makes it all bearable. So focus on love His love. His unending love for you. We get what we focus on. So focus on His supernatural love for you.

HAPPY NEW YEAR with the one who deeply loves you and will never forsake you..

He goes with you in 2020

until next time

enjoy plenty plenty

love love in 2020

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HOW TO HAVE A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS “Mele Kalikimaka”

EVERYBODY WANTS A MERRY CHRISTMAS

WHAT’S THE SECRET?

TELL ME MORE

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Make People Your Priority and You Will Have a Very Merry Christmas

A great Man once Said “Excel in the love (grace) of giving”

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You Will Have a Merry Christmas if:

You pursue the passion of giving love to people.

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You Will Have a Very Merry Christmas if:

You spend time serving people instead of self.

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You Will Have a Merry Christmas if:

You spend time encouraging people instead of criticizing them.

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You will Have a Very Merry Christmas if:

You spend time making new friendships with people instead of

just circling with old friends.

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You Will Have a Very Merry Christmas if:

You spend more time being generous to people than being stingy for self.

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You Will Have a Very Merry Christmas if:

You spend more time hosting people in your home than

waiting to be hosted by others.

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You Will Have a Very Merry Christmas if:

You spend more time excelling in the love of giving than receiving.

“Love in Action Brings Satisfaction”

You will Have a Very Merry Christmas if you give according to how much you already have, your blessings, your resources, your talents and gifts, your wealth already received. We know “it is more blessed to give than to receive”.

until next time

Mele Kalikimaka

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ISLAND OF ALOHA…TRUE ALOHA SPOKEN HERE……. ALL DAY LONG ALOHA STRONG

DO YOU  SPEAK ALOHA?

DO YOU WANT ALOHA?

WHAT IS ALOHA

ALOHA KE AKUA is truly from above. It comes from the original eternal infinite source. It permeates all who want it and practice it. It is real and genuine. It comes from the “island of love”. The good book says “do not receive Akua Aloha in vain.” God’s love in vain.

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HERE IS THE “SPIRIT OF ALOHA”

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IT IS ALWAYS BEAUTIFUL

Aloha is patient when times are tough and the storm is rough.

Be patient with others.

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Aloha is kind when hatred is strong and people are wrong.

Give kindness to people undeserving.

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Aloha is not jealous when others are blessed and you have no rest.

Envy makes you feel worse not better.

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Aloha is humble not boastful or proud when success puts you ahead of the crowd.

Give thanks for all we have in life.

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Aloha is respectful not mean  when difficult people appear on the scene.

Everyone needs compassion.

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Aloha is forgiving to all they meet even the criminal off the street.

Forgiveness is accepting the hurt and letting the other person go free.

“Unforgiveness only hurts me”

 

 

Aloha values truth and honesty and strives to live the best he can be.

Ask “WWJD” then proceed.

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Aloha protects others and hopes for the best in his brothers.

Put them first and self last.

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Aloha never gives up or quits on those who are down but faithfully lifts

 them up from the ground.

Be like these faithful servants.

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Aloha is patient and kind. Aloha does not envy or boast.  Aloha is not self seeking or angry or rude. It forgives wrongs and does not delight in evil. Aloha always protects hopes and perseveres. Aloha never fails. “Do not receive His Love in vain”

Do not squander it, ignore it, abandon it, reject it, deny it.

RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU WANT ALOHA

YOU CAN LIVE ALOHA

ALOHA IS YOURS FOR ASKING

ALOHA IS GOD’S IDEA

ASK FOR IT

ALOHA KE AKUA….GOD IS LOVE

His ALOHA is higher than highest mountain….deeper than deepest ocean…longer than the longest desert…and wider than the sky above us.

embrace it

believe it

receive it

practice it

Say it out loud in front of the crowd…. “ALOHA SPOKEN HERE”…. in my life, my home, my actions, with my friends, at my job, at my school, all day long Aloha  Strong.

until next time

with lots of Aloha

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MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND ON EARTH

 

It stands alone in great pacific. None can compare. The ultimate Paradise. Jewel of all exotic islands. A rare find of magnificence . Come with me to Kauai.

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The Beautiful Pali Ke Kua Beach

The Beautiful Exotic Orchids of the Island

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The Beautiful Brilliant Red Bamboo Forest

The Beautiful Stunning Blue Skies

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The Beautiful Night Sky Through the Trees

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The Beautiful Sunset over the Pacific Ocean

The Beautiful Gorgeous Magnificent Painting in Sky

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The Beautiful Famous Hanalei Bay North Shore Jewel

The Beautiful Spectacular Secret Falls

The Beautiful Shipwreck Beach in Poi Pu South Shore

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The Beautiful Wake Up Call Sunrise at Westin Resort

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The Beautiful Ocean Creatures Resting at Poi Pu Beach

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The Beautiful Waimea Canyon (Grand Canyon of Pacific)

The Beautiful Winter Waves Crashing 40 Feet High Against Cliffs

The Beautiful Children (Keiki) of the Island

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The Beautiful Helicopter Tour over the Island

KAUAI MOST EXOTIC OF ALL ISLANDS

This island has been touched by the magnificent Creative Hand of God. Nothing compares to the power of our loving extravagant gi-normous superlative Master Creator. His beautiful hand is on display everyday here on this island. We meet Him daily at every turn of the road, the trail, the hike, the sandy beach or mountain cliff. Praise His Loving and Beautiful Name. Emmanuel “God with us” on Kauai.

until next time

enjoy His Creation

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EVERYONE CAUGHT IN A JUNGLE

STUCK IN A JUNGLE

Everyone Has A Jungle

Danger in the Jungle

Many Jungles waiting to devour its prey. Where ever you may be there is no hiding anymore. Many people succumb to the wild beasts waiting to ambush all who hope to survive. What  Is Your Jungle?

SOME PEOPLE CAUGHT IN :

Jungle of hatred

Jungle of political divide

Jungle of racial bigotry

Jungle of cultural,economic wars

Jungle of loathe your neighbor

Jungle of narcissism

Jungle of loneliness, depression, isolation

Jungle of self deception, mistrust, self hatred

EVERYONE IN SOME KIND OF JUNGLE

HOW TO EMERGE AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We can overcome and push back and lead the way out of the jungles. We can be that powerful positive example of daily victory. We can be an aggressive model of change and real Aloha in a world of “No Ha”.

Make a Difference and Practice “Kokua”

This is an island word from Hawaii and it means to “give help, to give aid, to assist others”  The Hawaiian spirit of wonderful people is all about helping your neighbor becoming a friend to someone who needs you. It is the good Samaritan who assisted the the sick man beside the road.

In the jungle of life so many need help to survive, escape, get out of trouble. We can make a huge difference by getting involved in the Hawaiian spirit of “Kokua”  You can lift someone out of the jungle of fear, poverty, depression and more.

YOU CAN BE BEAUTIFUL IN EYES OF OTHERS

 

BUT EVEN MORE

Make a Difference “Don’t Be Greedy Share Your Wealth with Needy”

We in USA are the wealthiest people in the messed up jungle world. Most of us never miss a meal, afternoon coffee, visit to favorite movie, or nice vacation. We say “if I was rich” but we are very rich and deceive ourselves and lie to self. We are rich materially, socially, educationally, vocationally, spiritually too. Our wealth extends to freedom with time, talents, gifts, abilities, family units, treasures, possessions, toys we play with, entertainment experiences and more  and more wealth. We can make a difference in the jungle when we share our good fortune and blessings with others at home and abroad. In what ways are you passing your many kinds of wealth to others?? DON’T BE GREEDY!

SHARE WITH OTHERS YOUR WEALTH, KINDNESS, LOVE

SPONSOR A CHILD OF COFFEE FIELDS….OMEGA TASK

 

BUT MORE

Make a Difference “Be a Role Model with Words”

Words hurt and kill friendships, destroy marriages, divide mothers and fathers from children, wreck political parties, sabotage nations, start wars and fires of iniquities that burn your soul. “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but harsh words stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise  commands knowledge, but the mouth of the fool gushes folly” What the world needs now is Love sweet Love…. and loving words, kind words, gentle words. We can make a difference in the jungle of bitter words and guide our friends without a critical spirit or cutting remark. It is so wrong to judge and criticize  and berate those with whom we disagree. Look at the hateful words of politics on all sides by all  opponents…. it is sickening to say the least. Make a difference with words of kindness and peace and goodness and joy and gentleness. Deliver your friends from jungle of bitterness…….. refuse to speak  hateful words.

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ALOHA KE KUA

GOD IS LOVE

HE ASKS US TO BE LOVE ALSO

Words of love brings peace and joy like a beautiful day at Donkey Beach, Kauai

So let’s  keep our words sweet and pleasant because we may need to soon “eat “them.

 

BUT MORE

WHAT WOULD A GREAT FRIEND DO?

This idea rest with famous Pastor Andy Stanley. He said what would a great leader, friend, husband, wife, father, neighbor do in his/her situation?  Do we really want to make a significant difference in our world and society? Then answer with this remarkable question. How would a great loving kind person treat others in their life??   We can be great in God’s eyes everyday by living in such a way !

AT END OF DAY  WHAT WILL YOU DO?

Will You Make a Difference for Someone Else in Life?

Help them Out of Jungle of this world.

Be a great friend

until next time

over come evil

with doing good

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SURVIVING JUNGLE OF ANXIETY

Worry, Anxiety, Panic Attacks

Everyone is There

We all Identify

It can be a dangerous jungle of

destructive raging uncontrollable feelings

I was there sometime ago last summer. After I had a very small TIA ( mini-stroke). My fears went raging and my uncontrollable feelings were epic proportions. So bad were my worries I complained to my Dr. and she gave me several big tests to see if my body was sick or not. I had symptoms of brain fog, heavy breathing, feeling faint and sensitivity to every heart beat and weird thoughts of another stroke maybe even worse this time around.

Then I discovered that these were the very symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks. This was my first experience of ever being a victim of  this kind of fear. I have had many fears before but none so comprehensive as feeling my body was out of control and I was on the verge of some new and major problems.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE JUNGLE OF ANXIETY ?

GET A CHECKUP FOR ANY REAL MEDICAL PROBLEMS

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YOUR DR. MAY QUICKLY DETERMINE YOU NEED MEDICAL ATTENTION

Or she may say “Have you ever had a Panic Attack?”

So it is a good idea to get a clear physical first.

NOW IT’S TIME TO OWN THE PROBLEM

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ADMIT IT, OUT OF CONTROL, CAN’T DO IT ANY MORE,

NO MORE DENIAL, CAN’T IGNORE ANY MORE

CAN’T FIX MY FEAR !!!!!!!!

IT IS TIME TO SAY

“The Master is Here and

I Give You my Fear”

SURRENDER YOUR PROBLEM TO GOD

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STOP FIGHTING TO WIN OVER THE FEAR,  SURRENDER THE BATTLE,

GIVE UP TRYING TO WIN,  ADMIT THIS IS TOO MUCH FOR YOU,

Put Everything into Hands of your Loving Almighty

Powerful Father.

Tell Him out loud ” I give you my body, my life, my future, my panic, my everything.

I give you permission to do what ever you want with me. If you want me to be sick, well, hospital bound, poor, disabled, unemployed, or whatever my great fear might be…… then I give you permission to do anything you want with me or to me.

HERE IS THE ESSENCE OF VICTORY

I abandon everything I want to hold on to,….. into your care… and loving protection. I abandon myself, my ego, my rights everything to you. Take over …. my success or failure is up to you to control because….. I trust you with my fears and failures. “Faith in action brings Satisfaction”  Apply a little bit of faith…. even like the “tiny mustard seed size faith.” What ever amount of faith you have,        then just apply it giving HIM full surrender and abandon all you have to HIM.  This is the essence of victory for you.

RECOGNIZE GOD HAS A PURPOSE FOR TRIALS AND PROBLEMS.

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SO MANY THINGS WE CANNOT NOW KNOW

MANY UNANSWERED QUESTIONS

WE SAY IT IS BAD….. GOD SAYS WAIT…. I HAVE SOMETHING BETTER

WAY BETTER THAN YOU NOW KNOW.

I will take that bad situation and turn it into something very very good…. just wait. Trust me in the jungle when you are in the dark….. and I will soon show you the Light. Believe that all things work together for good….. and you will see what I mean a little later on.  Give me your panic and fear of losing whatever you have….. and I will give you in exchange something way better.
“Give me your life and ambitions and I will give you far more than you could ever ask or imagine” Can you do this ?      Will you do this?      Would you dare step out of the jungle and  totally abandon it all for Me?  This is essence of victory

NOW TOTALLY REFUSE TO FOCUS ON THE PROBLEM

STOP THINKING ABOUT SELF AND FOCUS ON OTHERS

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REFOCUS TO HELPING OTHERS…… SERVING OTHERS, ASSISTING SOMEONE WHO STRUGGLES, BLESSING SOMEONE WHO IS LONELY, MAKING A NEW FRIEND, CARING FOR THAT ONE,    NO ONE,    WANTS TO HELP.

Time for you to change the channel from self to serve, from my worries to others needs. Give your time and energy to another person and forget about your predicament. Stop the “what about me and start…. what about him or her”.

God’s formula for overcoming anxiety or panic is ” consider others better than yourself”  go help them and you won’t have time or reason to worry “what about me”. The other person is much more important than “me” Go help focus on blessing that other person.

These are a few suggestions that might help you escape the jungle of worry, anxiety and panic.

until next time

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focusing on others !

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GOING TO COSTA RICA

WHY DO PEOPLE GO?

MANY DIFFERENT REASONS

People go for fishing, surfing, bird watching, zip lining, bungy jumping,

great resorts and great food and much more.

OUR TEAM OF SERVANTS WENT FOR MANY OTHER SPECIAL REASONS

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 OUR TEAM WENT TO SERVE GREAT NEEDS

Many Children of the coffee fields live in real poverty

They cannot attend school because they have no money and instead

parents have them work all day picking coffee.

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They live in shacks like this and call this home.

They cook with wood on open outdoor stove.

Their bathroom is crude and  unsanitary, their beds are makeshift.

OMEGA TASK HAS GREAT DREAMS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Our Team Brought Fun, Crafts, Prizes and Lots of Love

OMEGA TASK BROUGHT PLANS TO HELP THESE KIDS AND FAMILIES

They are building a coffee shop to provide  funds for

scholarships so these precious kids can attend public schools

THE COFFEE SHOP/BREAD STORE FOR KIDS OF COFFEE FIELDS

CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY

This will be approximately 30X45 foot store with outdoor patio

It will be a great neighborhood gathering place with plenty of seating and fresh bread

and coffee available retail and wholesale. Also large parking lot below with

handicap ramp for disabled.

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COFFEE SHOP TO PROVIDE FOR MANY GREAT THINGS

Scholarships for needy kids to attend school, employment for people in area,

meeting place to share good news of Jesus, a model for future area of ministry

around the entire country and Latin America. In addition it will enable Ben and Taja to be more self supporting….. PRAISE GOD!

OUR TEAM HELPED RAISE SUPPORT AND SERVE THIS GREAT ENDEAVOR

OUR TEAM CAME TO ENCOURAGE OUR WONDERFUL MISSIONARIES

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THESE BROTHERS’ MISSIONARIES ARE THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE OMEGA TASK

Marvin (left) works in the bush with rebuilding homes of hurricane victims…fixing and or building homes lost in floods which came last year and many still need help.

Ben (center) is the visionary for reaching building expanding growing many aspects of Omega Task. In 6 years from nothing to a mission house, coffee kids ministry, neighborhood evangelism and Bible distribution, prenatal classes by Ben’s wife Taja, Quilting ministry by his mother Zahira and discipleship ministries, God has blessed the vision He gave Ben.

Ezekiel or “Eze” (right) is also very gifted in Bible teaching and counseling with YWAM and the new Food Trailer outreach to feed the poor and evangelize the neighborhood.

These brothers and their families are true sacrificial servants of Jesus who go 90 miles a minute and always have time to stop and share Jesus love wherever they are.

P.S. WIVES AND CHILDREN ALSO GREAT IMPACT OMEGA TASK

(Please forgive me I messed up and failed to get many photos of our missionaries Taja and Crystal and kids….. You can go to http://www.theomegatask.com for good staff photos and more information on the ministry)

NEWEST MEMBER OF OMEGA TASK IS EXTRA TALENTED MAN

 

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This super talented young man gave up a lucrative career to serve the Lord with all his gifts and full heart of love for God and others. He has come to serve on faith and trusting God to supply all his needs. Alejandro is a gifted singer musician and worship leader in a local church. Plus he leads worship for Omega Task and groups who come. He can fix repair build create, do construction electrical plumbing and…….. more.

Please Pray and Help Omega Task Support Alejandro

OUR TEAM CAME FOR MANY REASONS

We Came to Share Great Love From God with many people.

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MARVIN HAS REPAIRED ROOF FOR FRANCISCO

We visited this husband and wife and daughter. Their home was in great need of restoration. No one would want to live here but they did. Francisco is a farmer of sorts and raises brahma cattle (a few). He truly needs the love of God to change his sad heart and mind. Marvin has been a good friend to his family but he is not yet really seeing how much God really cares for him. He needs prayer to open his eyes to Jesus love.

WOULD YOU EVER LIVE WHERE FRANCISCO LIVES?

WE ALSO MET ANOTHER FAMILY NEARBY

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THIS FAMILY HAS FOUND THE GREAT JOY IN JESUS

Their house was also nearly destroyed by a hurricane. Marvin and Omega Task came to the rescue and rebuilt this house. It had 3 feet of mud but Ben and Marvin cleaned it up and  poured a new cement slab (see new flooring) and renewed everything. They are truly grateful to God and hosted our team when we visited them. We ate with them sweet bread and fruit and coffee.

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OUR TEAM WAS TRULY BLESSED TO SEE THE POWER OF THE LORD

Changing lives of entire families like these young believers

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DAN PATCHING IS WITH A YOUNG COUPLE

They have only been married 70+ years. Yes ….. 70 years! But wait there’s more !

They have 15 children and 60 grand children…. oh yes true.

It was a huge blessing to meet these dear Christian people who have faces filled with peace and joy of the Lord. Their home was very small and decorated with many photos of family members. They asked for prayer for their health and family…. so we prayed for them but not for all 60 grandkids (It was getting late and we could never remember all those names)

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OUR TEAM HAD A GREAT TIME SHARING AND TELLING OTHERS

ABOUT THE LOVE OF JESUS AND HOW  THEY ARE SPECIAL

WONDERFUL AND IMPORTANT TO GOD

This dear man (sorry not good photo but my only chance) almost cried when we told him that God truly loved him. He was so open and ready to follow Jesus he became a disciple as we spoke even through the fence. It was a pleasure to pass out Bibles and share the good news with folks in the neighborhood that were so  ready to listen and receive the Savior. Almost every one we visited ask us to pray for them and all received a Bible in their own Spanish language.

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OUR FANTASTIC MINISTRY WAS BEAUTIFUL

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WE SAW MANY BEAUTIFUL WILD RED PARROTS

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LOTS OF MONKEYS AT PUNTA LEONA BEACH

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IGUANAS WERE PLENTIFUL AND PREHISTORIC LOOKING

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EVEN LEAF CUTTER ANTS MADE JUNGLE BEAUTIFUL

OUR CONCLUSION

WHAT IS MOST EXCITING?   FUN?   REWARDING?

Making a difference for others

Putting others first

Sacrificing a little bit

Loving God and His people

Building the Kingdom not our own private castle.

until next time

find your place to serve

put others ahead of self

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i am jungle ron stuck

in jungle life of

Costa Rica

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