- Arrival in Costa Rica
- Safety in travel -Belongings/Jeep all good
- Ministry Opportunities/Share Gospel
- Jon’s salvation
- Settle and unpack
- Buy furniture and appliances
- Support go back up
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
We did not plan to get stuck in Florida for the past seven months. God had other plans and they were not just better than ours but the best for us. We would have missed a lot of opportunities to minister to our community and family and would have been mostly locked down and confined to our home other than essentials like groceries and doctor visits if we were in Costa Rica.
October looked like this for us: Helped as many neighbors, individuals, family members, churches, and ministries as possible with tree removal and roof tarping after hurricane Sally; got word we can enter Costa Rica finally on Oct 15th so we buy our fourth set of airline tickets just to play it safe; traveled to South Carolina, Indiana, Michigan, and back to Florida just in time for our last missions conference; spent a few days packing and moving out of our temporary house; had our second last Sunday and fellowship send off at our sending church; spent a couple of evenings with local family and friends then, on Oct 22nd, up at 3:30 am to be at the airport for our long awaited flight to Costa Rica – a family of four with nineteen pieces of luggage, four carry-ons, four backpacks, negative COVID tests, COVID travel insurance, and we were really leaving.
We arrived in Costa Rica at 12:30 pm and had a bit of trouble with immigration and the health ministry for a couple of hours. Everything worked out and we loaded all our luggage, and us, in a shuttle van and headed HOME! We are where God called us to be at last. We have been unpacking and getting settled. Our Spanish improves a little more every day. The weather is a lot like Florida in early summer. The terrain is a lot like the Carolinas or even Tennessee. The electricity and water comes and goes with no warning and the internet is pretty slow. As far as we can tell all of our belongings are here and our Jeep is in good shape. We have already begun to serve in the church and do odd jobs here and there. Kevin had the opportunity to do an online devotion. We can only have one in person church service a week, the rest online. The country was in lock down since March and just now easing up. The people here are afraid and mostly stay home and keep to themselves. We have only been here 10 days and are very excited and looking forward to what God has for us in the days ahead.
We would love to hear from you. Kevin has a global cell phone plan so no crazy charges for calls. The best way to reach us is on Facebook messenger or WhatsApp. Email or texts work too and are welcomed. Many thanks to you all. You got us here with prayers and finances and we need both to stay here. We are The McCoys in Costa Rica!
Kevin, Sonya, Bethany and Jon McCoy
Kevin: 850 777-0097
Sonya: 850 698-1694