The Greatest Gift We Can Offer
Returning to the same mission post is a great experience! We are in our second year in Costa Rica. After visiting family and friends in Minnesota for the holidays, we were ready to return to our home in Costa Rica. How good it was to have a home waiting for us, equipped with beds, pots, towels, and even some extras. Familiar faces and names and existing ministries are all blessings that we do not take for granted.
As soon as we returned we had interactions with people we know. Rosa brought us a gift of seven fish from her husband’s successful outing. Arnovid and Mercedes were happy to continue our Thursday afternoon prayer times together. Isaac’s chess students were ready to progress, and Gemma’s girls were interested to discover what new crafts were brought back from the United States.
Obed introduced us to another family wanting to learn how to pray. Beto followed up on his desire to learn English, and the missionary kids were so happy to be reunited with one another.
Shortly after returning, we were granted a meeting with our bishop. Though we had arrived in Costa Rica more than a year ago, we hadn’t yet met the bishop—as is customary when a new missionary arrives in a country. During the meeting we asked the bishop what his vision was for family missionaries. What does he see as our primary role here in the Diocese of Cuidad Quesada, Costa Rica?
Bishop Herrera said that the witness of a faith-filled family is the greatest gift missionaries can offer. What a relief and what a joy to hear that coming from the bishop. We are fulfilling our mission simply by our yes to the Lord and our presence here at our mission post.