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Construction Projects Completed at Two Villages

January 2012 Evangelism Trip to Costa Rica
Part 4: Construction Projects


Larry Suazo of Lawton on our construction site.
Larry Suazo of Carriage Hills Christian Church, Lawton, OK, surveys progress on our project at Santa Elena.

We accomplished two construction projects this year:

• At the San Miguel church we completed a restroom facility begun in 2011. We brought the project to within 95% completion and left behind the necessary materials for CR believers to finish the work.

• We bought the materials and began the work on a classroom addition at the Santa Elena church.

Marcy Hynd of Edmond Christian Church paints a classroom.
Marcy Hynd of Edmond Christian Church paints a classroom on our 2010 trip.
A children's Sunday School class at San Miguel
Children have Sunday School during our 2012 convention in the classroom our team built during our 2010 trip.
Steve Driskill and Jovanny Baez cut a metal beam
Steve Driskill, minister of Canton (OK) Christian Church, and Jovanny Baez, a pastor in San José, cut a beam for the Santa Elena classroom addition.

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Go to Part 4: Health Clinics in Rural Villages

Health Clinics in Rural Villages

January 2012 Evangelism Trip to Costa Rica
Part 3: Health Clinics

We gave free health care to 271 people, mostly women and children, in three impoverished rural villages: Santa Elena, Frailes and San Juan Sur. We support and encourage Christian churches in each of those villages, so our clinics also provided an evangelistic boost for those churches.


We provided free treatment to hundreds of Costa Ricans at our free health clinics.
We provided treatment to hundreds of people at our free health clinics.

A mother brings her baby to our free health clinic.
A mother brings her baby to the clinic.

Our health clinics draw many women and children. Lots of kids show up — some because they are sick and some because they want to see the visiting gringos. We bring games, crafts and Bible coloring pages.

Girl at health clinic

Girl at health clinic

Big brother and two siblings at health clinic

Below, Norma Hull explains the tract, “Sobre Todo, Jesús Te Ama!” which means, “Above All, Jesus Loves You!” Who can measure the eternal impact we have on these children?

Norma Hull shares the gospel with children.

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Go to Part 1: Mission Accomplished!
Go to Part 4: Construction Projects Completed at Two Churches

Word Preached. People Saved. Pastors Trained. Churches Strengthened.

You made it all possible!

January 2012 Evangelism Trip to Costa Rica
Part 2: Annual San José Preaching-Teaching Convention

Terry Hull preaching at the convention
Several hundred people from all over Costa Rica attended our Preaching-Teaching Convention.

Several hundred believers from throughout Costa Rica attended our three-day Preaching-Teaching Convention in San José. It was the fifth year we have hosted this annual convention in CR’s capital city.

The Convention theme was “Ven, Señor Jesús!” which means “Come Lord Jesus!” (Rev. 22:20). Terry Hull brought three messages on end-times prophecy: on the Rapture, the Second Coming, and the Millennial Kingdom. Terry is pictured above, with Josué Rojas translating.
Three people answered the invitation to accept Jesus as Savior! Praise the Lord.

LEADERSHIP SEMINAR FOR PASTORS AND PASTORS’ WIVES

Pastors seminar at 2012 convention.
Terry Hull and Josué Rojas lead a seminar for about 30 Costa Rican pastors.

On Saturday of the convention, we offered two workshops: One for about 30 pastors, led by Terry Hull and Josué Rojas (pictured above), and the other for about 25 pastor’s wives, led by Leticia Baez and Norma Hull (pictured below).

Seminar for pastors' wives.
Leadership seminar for pastors' wives at the 2012 convention.
Gift bags for pastor families.
Norma Hull presents a gift bag to a pastor couple.

After the workshops, we treated the pastors and wives to lunch. We served a catered lunch for about 80 church leaders. We also presented each pastor couple with a gift bag. Norma Hull put the gift bags together, and that’s Norma aabove presenting a bag to one pastor couple.

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JANUARY 2012 EVANGELISM TRIP TO COSTA RICA

go to Part 1: Mission Accomplished!
go to Part 3: Health Clinics in Rural Villages

Mission Accomplished!

January 2012 Evangelism Trip to Costa Rica
Part 1: Introduction

Our January evangelism trip to San José, Costa Rica, was a great success! Thanks and God bless each of you who helped make this outreach possible through your financial gifts and your prayers.

We achieved every single one of our goals. Praise the Lord! Here is a brief report on our eight-day adventure, January 16-23, 2012:


A boy in San Juan Sur shows off his coloring page of Jesus' ascension.
Most of the almost 300 people seeking treatment at our health clinics were women and children. We reached out to the children through games, gospel tracts, and Bible coloring pages.

Each of our 15 team members was protected from serious injury or illness. From 2008-2012 we have taken a total of 68 believers to CR, and we have brought each one home safely and without serious mishap. Praise the Lord our Protector!

• Several hundred people attended our Preaching-Teaching Convention.

Terry Hull preaching at the convention
Several hundred people from churches throughout Costa Rica attended our three-day Preaching-Teaching Convention in San José. Three people answered the invitation to accept Jesus as their Savior.

• We gave free health care to 271 people in impoverished rural villages.

• We accomplished two construction projects at two churches.


A San José girl receives a hot dog at our "block party" at the San Miguel church.
We hosted a “block party” at the San Miguel church on Thursday evening. An estimated 300 people in the neighborhood of the church showed up for free hot dogs and chips. It was the first time many of them had ever stepped foot inside the church.

Photos and more details on the next pages give you a glimpse of our evangelism experience. Thanks for giving, thanks for praying, and thanks for caring. Please continue to keep our friends, pastors, and churches in Costa Rica in your daily prayers.

If you are interested in joining us for our January 2013 outreach to Costa Rica, let us know so we can keep you informed, and watch this website for more information.

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go to Part 2: Word Preached. People Saved. Pastors Trained. Churches Strengthened.

CR4C’s First Evangelism Adventure to the Chirripó Valley in South Costa Rica

March 2012


In March 2012, a few of us associated with Joshua One Ministries will make an exciting journey to visit some very special friends of ours who live in the rainforest of southern Costa Rica. We are now forming our team for this exciting adventure to the Chirripó Mountains. We are limiting the size of our team to 10-12 people. Because the journey will be quite strenous, only those in top physical condition should consider joining us. Do you have an interest in being part of our team?

A group of young pastors from the Chirripó mountains
A group of young pastors from the Chirripó mountains attending our 2009 Preaching and Teaching Convention in San José.

Approximately 12,000 Native Americans of the Cabécares tribe live in the Chirripó Mountains of south CR. The Cabécar lifestyle is very primitive. They have had very little interaction with the “outside world.” One Costa Rican newspaper has called the Cabécar the “hidden people.”

The Chirripó terrain is a rainforest. The economy is mostly self-subsistence and barter. Homes are grass huts in which people sleep on the ground. Polygamy is common. The language is Cabécar (Spanish is spoken by some but not all). The Cabécar people are mostly illiterate. As a matter of fact, the Cabécar had no written language until missionaries developed one for them in the 1970s.

Even in this remote place, the Lord is not without a witness. During our four previous visits to Costa Rica, we have formed friendships with some Cabécar Christians who have attended the annual Preaching and Teaching Convention we host each January in San José. We are familiar with seven churches in the Chirripó Mountains which have a combined membership of about 300 believers.

A Chirripó pastor baptizes a young disciples at our 2008 Preaching and Teaching Convention.

Next March, a group of us will make our very first journey to the Cabécar reserve to fellowship with our Chirripó friends in their native setting. We are extremely excited about this remarkable opportunity.

THE JOURNEY

The journey to the Chirripó Mountains will be strenuous. On Mar. 20, we will fly from Oklahoma CitytoSan José. We will spend the night in the capital city. The next morning we leave in rented vans for Quetzal, a small village south ofSan José, about a four-hour drive. From Quetzal, we will hike on foot for about four hours into the ChirripóMountains. On our backs we will carry our bed rolls, food and supplies for our four-night stay with the Cabécar brethren. We will sleep on the ground under open-air, thatched-roof structures called “ranchos.”

During the four days we are in the Chirripó, we will fellowship with our Christian friends, visit their churches, and preach and teach God’s Word. We are also exploring the possibility of a construction project and a health clinic.

For more details, please see: CR4C-Mar2012-Prospectus1. If you believe God may be calling you to be part of this outreach to the Chirripó people, please contact me, Terry Hull, at terryhull AT joshuaone DOT org.