Successful church meetings
Safety in Travels
Witness opportunities/share Gospel
Meetings to present ministry
Raise remainder of support additional $1200 monthly
Housing in Costa Rica
17 And when they saw him, they worshiped him: but some doubted. 18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saving, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ve therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alwav, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.
Not a suggestion to us as believers but a command. I like the fact that all power is given to Jesus. That leaves none for me. Going and teaching is our part, changing hearts and minds and bringing folks to repentance, that’s His part. We are grateful that God chooses nobodies like us to be a small part of his kingdoms work. Every single one of us can go. Maybe across the street, maybe to the uttermost parts of the earth. Be willing to be willing.
October was packed with going. We were in 10 different churches. We were in a Bible conference for 2 days in our home church, Gulf Coast Baptist. We were in two mission conferences, one in Pace, FL at Grace Baptist and one in Crestview, FL at Vision Baptist. We very much enjoyed the hospitality, fellowship, opportunities for service and getting to present our ministry and spend time with other missionaries from all over. We also had the opportunity to help out Missions for Hope in Mobile, AL, which is a ministry to the homeless.
It was our privilege to help Pastor and Mrs. Aaron Burden with some home repairs for a couple of days. Pastor Burden was our youth pastor for many years and led our oldest son Matthew to Jesus when he was 14. We can never repay him and his wife for the investments they made in our kids but at least help them in their time of need. That’s the Gospel in shoe leather! Some plant, some water some do home repairs so others can go, so God can give the increase.
We think a lot about life on the field. In our travels meeting many other missionaries, everyone has wisdom and experience in different areas. One common topic always seems to come up, emergencies, medical emergencies. We felt the same and as a family took an emergency lifesaving class. Our family unit learned how to deal with many life threatening injuries that could happen anywhere. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Getting hands on training from a professional in that field gives us just a few more tools in our toolbox. Not just for us but for those we minister to.
Kevin also met with another administrator at a vocational college in Niceville, FL. This gentleman is also a brother in Christ and Pastors a small church in a rural area. He really sees the need for skills and trades training for those going into the ministry and has offered to help in any way possible to include contacts in the industry, curriculum options, possible start up grant etc. We will see what God does in the near future.
We are seeing the light at the end of the deputation tunnel. We have several churches and individuals committed to taking us on for support. Our prayer is that God gets us to 100% in the next 56 days. Then we could finish packing our remaining belongings in Jan and head out in Feb, Lord willing.
Thank you all for the prayers and encouragement and financial support!
Kevin and Sonya McCoy