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Call for team members: Evangelism Trip to Costa Rica, January 15-22, 2018

We are calling for team members for our upcoming missions trip to the cities of San José and San Isidro in Costa Rica, Central America. We are hoping for a big team and some new faces this year. Do you want to join us?

We need volunteers for our construction projects, our health clinics, our children’s ministries, and our day-long discipleship training class for church leaders. We also need volunteers to participate (teaching? singing?) in the worship services we attend on Wednesday and Sunday.

 If you are worried about the cost, please don’t be! We will help you raise the funds. We encourage team members to not pay your own way. There are many generous believers who would love to help send you. Accepting their support gives them the opportunity to be involved in what we are doing.

 If you are anxious about traveling to a foreign country, please don’t be! Costa Rica is in nearby Central America, straight south of Florida. Ticos (Costa Ricans) are warm, wonderful people who are very friendly to Americans. On 11 previous trips, with groups totaling 155 people, we have never experienced any danger, not a single serious injury, and only one serious illness.

Come join us!

Returning to Tierra Prometida (neighborhood) —
in San Isidro (city) — in Perez Zeledón (province) — in Costa Rica (Central America)

We are excited to be returning to San Isidro in south Costa Rica, where we had such an outstanding experience last year. San Isidro is about a three-hour mountain drive south of San Jose to the state of Perez Zeledón.

Last year, we partnered with a church there called Cuerpo de Cristo (Body of Christ) in Tierra Prometidaone of the poorest neighborhoods of CR. We expanded that church’s worship center and had a children’s ministry in the park across the street from the church, with 88 children showing up.

This year, Pedro and Anais Ramirez, the leaders of that church, have handed over leadership to another couple and have launched a new church in the next village.

On this trip we will work with both congregations doing construction projects, health clinics and children’s ministries.

On Saturday, Terry will teach the third day-long class of Discipleship University. We had 78 pastors, elders and teachers for our last class on July 1. Costa Rica abounds with false teachers, religious ritualism, superstition, paganism, and cult groups. These Christian leaders have such a hunger to receive sound training in the essential doctrines of the Christian faith. We are incredibly privileged to be able to provide it.

For more information ….

  • Read this four-page detailed description of our upcoming trip:  CR4C Jan 2018 Prospectus
  • Or email Terry at

We look forward to hearing from you!

We need you! Come join us!

Terry & Norma Hull

There Are Two Kinds of People

People who are great dancers, and people who never will be.
People who are rabid about sports, and people who are not.
People who really love pets, and people who really don’t.

Good-looking people, and people who — not so much.
People who are in a rush, and people who are taking their time.
People who are afraid, and people who are not afraid.

People who smile, and people who don’t.
People who watch the credits, and people who aren’t watching.
People who enjoy an ice cold beer on a hot summer day, and people who never will.

People who want to go to church, and people who don’t want to go.
People who walk by faith, and people who walk by sight.
People who get it, and people who don’t.

People whom God loves.

“Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays”?

A Facebook poll asks if you prefer “Merry Christmas” or “Happy Holidays.” I’m guessing “Merry Christmas” is perceived by some as more “spiritual” than “Happy Holidays.” Hmmm. Let’s see.

A “Mass” is a liturgical service of the Eucharist, presumably at a Catholic church, and a “Christ mass” is such a service held at midnight on the eve of Dec. 25, traditionally the birthday of Jesus (although there is no historical basis for Dec. 25).

A “Holiday” is a “Holy Day,” a day to cease from work and worship God.

So, if you’re headed to St. Greg’s for midnight mass, “Merry Christmas.” If you’re spending the day worshiping God, “Happy Holiday.” And if you’re spending the day doing nothing more than exchanging gifts and eating food, “Happy Festivus.”

Joshua One’s Top Ten Blog Posts

We invite you to take a look at our Top Ten page. Rod Heggy and I have listed our favorite blog posts, ten for each of us. We had not updated that page in more than a year, but it is updated now.

Rod and I began blogging together in December 2005, and a few of these posts go back almost that far. Here is an excerpt from a Jan. 4, 2006, article which states one of the reasons we began blogging:

Is the Christian church of America in serious decline? Is the modern U.S. church a pitiful representation of the church described in the New Testament … I believe it is. My colleague, Rod Heggy, believes it is. Our concern for the modern church is one reason Rod and I have launched this blog.

That post originally appeared on another blog Mr. Heggy and I write. In February 2007, we launched this Joshua One blog, moving more than 100 posts related to our Christian faith from that other site to this one. Toward the end of 2007 we incorporated Joshua One Ministries, and we have continued writing this blog to promote that non-profit Christian ministry, and to contribute toward the goals of “better lives, better churches.”

We now have more than 180 articles on this site.  Some of the best of them, selected from almost three years of blogging, is on our Top Ten page. We hope you will take a look.