Pastor Sally Johnson
Greetings to everyone from Costa Rica and Pastor Sally Johnson
Greetings to everyone from Limon where the weather forecast is rain sun or sun rain almost every day! I guess you can’t expect much else since we live in the rain forest. Just want to update you on what is happening here in Costa Rica. We are currently in a second big wave of Covid cases. Our hospitals and ICU beds are filled to capacity. Tents have been set up at most hospitals to handle overflow. The government had to reinstate driving restrictions and reduce capacity in restaurants, stores, etc. The public schools will be closed for two months. Most students ride public buses to schools, and parents or guardians travel back and forth with them, so this reduces on number of people commuting on buses. About 6% of our population has been vaccinated and the government is seeking to acquire more vaccines. Crosby and I both have been vaccinated and are encouraging others to do so. Our borders remaining open and the government is trying to prevent a full shutdown. We are still holding our church services Sunday morning, Bible Study and pray on Tuesday, and Street meeting on Friday following guidelines.
The women of our church have been holding prayer and fasting once a month with other church sisters from the community. When I went to pick up Sister Elizabeth, who is our oldest member at 102, I wasn’t sure she would be there. It rained the night before and the path that she walks is muddy and up a hill to reach to the road. I told her I was surprised to see her and she said, “Nothing will stop me or hold me back from worshipping my God.”
The message that morning was that God is Looking for a church with Character and Determination. Through out the years Sister Elizabeth has been determined to bring her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren to the Lord. Her faithfulness and commitment have been an example not only to them but to others in the community and church. She continues to pray for her family, those who are lost, laying hands on the sick and believing that they will come to Christ.
Sister Elizabeth stands with character and determination as she shares the Gospel, nothing is holding her back!
“Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God. For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
Praying that you and those we serve may have character and determination as Sister Elizabeth has shown us, that nothing will hold us back from sharing the Love of Christ during these difficult times.
Kingdom building in Costa Rica,
Crosby and Sally Johnson
We continue to seek prayer for:
Safety and physical wellbeing for us, those we serve, family, and friends.
God’s favor through Monthly financial support and prayer to meet the needs of our mission.
Hearing God’s voice clearly and being led by the Spirit as we minister to our community.
Specific needs are replacement of window frames at mission house, repair of sensors in van, rewiring for the church and fixing foundation issues.
Sharing God’s love and being a witness by accepting people where they are on their life journey.
If you are moved to help provide these items on the prayer list, or offer a monetary donation, please contact Mayflower’s office and we will facilitate your donation.
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