Living Water Costa Rica

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Archive for November, 2016

Sowing Seeds, Reaping Rewards

We all know the adage “you reap what you sow”.  Psalm 126:6 says “He that goes forth weeping, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”  Galatians 6:7 says “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.”  We are busy sowing seeds, and reaping rewards.  Some by faith, some by sight, weeping and laughing and…praising the Lord!

Living Water Calvary Chapel

Living Water Calvary Chapel

Teaching from Genesis

Teaching from Genesis

10/30/16 Service

10/30/16 Service

Before Michael became a missionary church planter, he owned and operated an auto repair shop for 19 years.  He understood marketing to be a vital key to success.  In the business world, there is a famous phrase: “marketing is everything”.

Here in Puerto Viejo and it’s surrounding Caribbean coastline towns, we have put up laminated posters and 3×5 cards to invite people to come to Living Water Calvary Chapel.  Our church back in the states, Wildwood Calvary Chapel, provided us with road signs, the laminated posters, flyers and prayer cards.

We’ve already had attendees come in from the road signs, and flyers we’ve passed out in town.  This past Sunday, we had our first attendee who saw our poster outside a grocery store, where she was posting her own flyer for a charity event.  She is Korean, has lived in Costa Rica for 30 years after leaving the USA where she had lived for about 10 years, and told us how excited she is to find an english speaking church here!

Word of mouth marketing is always the best, of course!  I (Chaunda) am now meeting regularly for bible study with a young Canadian who moved here recently and is really hungry to grow in her relationship with Jesus.  What a privilege!

Marketing without the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit is like building your house upon the sand…and we all know what that turns out like!

Galatians 4:19 says “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you.”  As we do our part to share the Word and serve the Body, it is done both in weeping (intercession) and rejoicing.  We sow, and we reap!

Prayer Requests!

Please keep those attending Living Water Calvary Chapel in your prayers.  They all have specific needs, and while we like to keep things confidential, health and financial provision seem to be at the top of the list for several individuals.  There is a need for growing in discipleship basics, and learning the Word.  Please pray Michael and I will have the wisdom, discernment and Holy Spirit guidance as we assist people in their walk with Jesus.

The holidays are upon us.  Please pray we will have guidance in how to minister and provide YHVH glorifying celebration of Jesus’ birth!

We thank you and bless you!