The Life of Maestra Megan

Adventures in the life of a Costa Rican Missionary

All glory to God! July 18, 2012

Filed under: Prayer Requests — ticameg @ 8:36 pm

God can do anything, you know—

far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams!

He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us,

his Spirit deeply and gently within us.  (Ephesians 3:20-21, The Message translation)

Yesterday was the most amazing day. Unforgettable.

  • A few hours at the immigration office in the morning made my temporary residency official, and now I have a Costa Rican ID card!
  • I found out that a friend went in for a C-section, and PRAISE GOD, at 28 weeks and 4 days, she delivered QUADRUPLETS!  While the babies are teensy and will be in the NNICU for a long while, all are doing well so far. Congrats to Andy and Becky on this monumental event, their family just grew from 3 to 7 in an instant!!
  • I received an unexpected, posthumous gift from a special lady who was one of my faithful donors.  Quite simply, it was a reminder that God does extraordinary things with people, when they store up their treasures in heaven.
  • In a phone call with one of my best friends, I learned that she is pregnant!  What joy for a woman who has been longing for a family for 12 years.  I’m so happy for the two of them!!

You would have thought that yesterday was enough. But no, God kept rolling blessings my way.  I left the house already in great pain and wondering how I was going to handle travelling on 3 buses, buy a farewell present for a volunteer, teach English for two hours, followed immediately by the weekly devotional with the teens, followed almost immediately by a children’s Bible club with 30 children in which I would have to start a new attendance list for the new semester, lead songs, tell the Bible story, and direct the craft. And then travel on 3 buses back home in the middle of rush hour.

Needless to say, I couldn’t do it. PRAISE GOD, HE CAN. The morning buses and errand went smoothly, I arrived at the gate to find another missionary waiting to greet me and spend time hearing about my life, and who insisted upon praying with me to start off the day right.   I went inside with plenty of time before class, my two volunteer assistants were ready to go, English class went off without a hitch.  20 teenagers learned today what sincere repentance and confession involves, and how gracious God is to throw our sins far far away.  Jeffry (one of our teen leaders from the Carpio community) offered to help in club, and he did a great job leading the kids in songs.  The children paid attention to the Bible lesson and were reminded that they are to be Christ’s messengers in their homes, neighborhoods, schools.  The craft was simple, fun, creative.  And the 3 bus rides home weren’t so bad.

Like I said–God does FAR MORE than anything I could ever imagine…May you experience the extravagance of Christ’s love in your lives this week….may you “live full lives, full in the fullness of God.”

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July 17, 2012

Filed under: Prayer Requests — ticameg @ 6:55 pm
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God totally blew me away today.

Really, I don’t have words for this.

It would be like saying, “Dear God, I could really use an afternoon at the local park to rest and play and enjoy your creation.”  And then God answers your prayer by providing you with an all expense paid 2 week vacation in the Caribbean.

WOW.  Why do I ever, ever for a minute believe that God is not going to give me the best?  He just answered my prayer in less than 24 hours, in a way I never dreamed of.  Thank you, O God…Help me to rest in you for all things.

Psalm 112

1 Praise the Lord!

How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying his commands.

2 Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed.

3 They themselves will be wealthy, and their good deeds will last forever.

4 Light shines in the darkness for the godly. They are generous, compassionate, and righteous.

5 Good comes to those who lend money generously and conduct their business fairly.

6 Such people will not be overcome by evil. Those who are righteous will be long remembered.

7They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them.

8 They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.

9 They share freely and give generously to those in need. Their good deeds will be remembered forever. They will have influence and honor.

10 The wicked will see this and be infuriated. They will grind their teeth in anger; they will slink away, their hopes thwarted.

 

Bursting at the seams! November 10, 2008

Filed under: Prayer Requests — ticameg @ 6:48 pm

Our Saturday girls group is growing exponentially….

For many months we were receiving about 18-25 preteen girls, but in the last 6 weeks we have been receiving 6-8 new girls each and every week!  I now have to plan for 45+ girls. 

 I certainly praise God that the word has spread  about the Refugio Vida at New Horizons. At the same time, I’m concerned about such rapid growth, especially since we still only have 3 leaders. 

I want us  to know the girls on a personal level, and this is becoming more and more difficult with groups of 13-15 girls. 

Please join me in prayer for more volunteers and guidance as I make decisions for next year’s program.

 

Pray for my volunteers October 8, 2008

Filed under: Prayer Requests — ticameg @ 4:36 am

Please pray for Yerania, Jennifer, Cristina, Karen and Katy…these young ladies have been helping me this year wtih the girls at the refuge.  Yerania and Jennifer are still so young (15 and 16) and new to leadership.  And Cristina, Karen and Katy live in conflictive family situations.  Please pray that these young ladies will come consistently every week.  Please pray that I am a loving and patient mentor with them, and continue to guide them toward a deeper, more mature relationship with Christ.

 

A new home

Filed under: Prayer Requests — ticameg @ 4:32 am

Please continue to pray for me as I settle into my new home in Escazu.  I think it´s a great situation, with an easygoing roommate:  Robin, whose two children are currently attending college in the USA. It is, however, a different side of town and I am nowhere near my ¨usual¨ places.  Please pray that I am blessed in this new home and that I continue to share in the lives of friends though I live across town now!

 

 
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