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Tuesday, May 17, 2016


And Yeshua spoke with them and he said to them, “All authority has been given to me in Heaven and in the earth; in the manner in which my Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (Aramaic Bible in Plain English)

Checking over tickets, schedules, speakers, lodging, menus, wrapping gifts, and connecting with our local Costa Rican pastor to finalize details before our departure for five weeks of ministry in Costa Rica, it hardly seems possible that I am organizing stacks and figuring what all we can fit in carry-ons already. It seems just a couple months have passed since we last stepped foot into our Central American destination for some classes on evangelism that Jerry taught June 2015. 

This year, for the first time, we have other ministers coming along side us for some special meetings. First, JD Martinez, a worship pastor at Community Bible Church, San Antonio, will be teaching a worship seminar for regional worship team members on June 4, then he will lead worship at Pastor Oldemar's Church in Atenas, June 5, and spend Tuesday, June 7 with more training on worship for many local pastors. JD has traveled on the road as a professional musician before going into the ministry. He has several CD projects out but his most recent one, which I am listening to right now, Songs from the Shoebox, are original songs God gave him in him early on. His love and enthusiasm for Jesus are contagious. Also, we are favored by Ray Jones who along with Dino Senesi, authored a wonderful workbook, Estas Dispuesto a Adorar? that recently was translated into Spanish. Ray is donating copies of this thirty day daily interactive devotional to be given to musicians for their training and spiritual growth.

Next, Ron Bernard, the missions pastor from Life Church in Bayfield, Colorado, is a leadership trainer to pastors and leadership ministering around the world. He will be teaching at our men's conference, June 18, preaching the word June 19, and on June 21, he will share targeted information to train and encourage local pastors. They eagerly anticipate his coming and his ministry. Nations Are Calling is his ministry. Ron is also the author of The Jefe Factor: Exposing the Jefe and Revealing the Leader in Each of Us. His second book, Raising the Bar: A Higher Standard for Team Leadership is available as well on Amazon.

Jerry, my husband, a former pastor and now a missionary evangelist, under Victory World Missions International Ministry and sent through Legacy Church, New Braunfels, Texas. He will also be ministering at these events as well as coordinating and transporting our special guests. He is also my right hand man who assists me in running errands, food preparation, and drives us safely for some sight seeing for our guests before they leave the country.

I look forward to God stirring and moving women during our conference that I will be teaching at through an interpreter, June 25. I have facilitated women's groups since my twenties. I served a year in Tokyo, Japan as a short-term missionary, taught public school twenty-two years, I blog here at ; also, I am in the process of writing several inspired books. God strongly put this conference on my heart in the spring of 2015. My temperament is to be an observer, but God is prodding me into new things, so I could not ignore His mandate. When I approached Pastor Oldemar about a meeting with the women, he was enthusiastic and embraced our ideas. We are so thankful for the privilege to speak into the lives of these brothers and sisters. 

Pray for us and specifically for a mighty move of God in Costa Rica. These lovely people who desire to know the truth and to understand more of God and his Word in order to walk in love, faith, joy and freedom while here on this earth. We desire to bless the local church in Atenas and others in the region of Alajuela, Costa Rica as our Lord moves among us.

Pura vida! This is the pure life! Reaching out and connecting with others from another culture to strengthen them individually and corporately. It is such an honor to meet, interact with, and to see individuals grow strong in their true identity. Let it be on earth as it is in heaven!

Jerry and I are sent out of Legacy Church NB, and through Victory World Missions. Send any tax deductible contributions made out to either Victory World Missions or Legacy Church-info below :

Write a check to Victory World Missions a note enclosed indicating Costa Rica
Mail to:

Victory World Missions
c/o Christine Stanley
525 Foxfire Drive
Longs, SC 29568

Enclose a note indicating that this is for Costa Rica.

or through: go to giving, then choose missions with comments Costa Rica

or mail a check to:

Legacy Church New Braunfels
2002 Spur Street
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Enclose a note indicating that this is for Costa Rica.  Thank you and God bless!

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