Rainy season is definitely here with all its peripheral damage, such as flooded rivers, washed out bridges and highways, and stranded people in towns and villages. Many Costa Ricans voice their opinion in the news saying that it’s the same old promises made by the government every four years, but no improvements are ever made.
In spite of political and social unrest in the world, our God is still working in lives. We had youth camp last week with 64 teenagers in attendance. Many good decisions were made by these youth and one young man was saved.
The main churches in San Ramon and Limon are doing well as they face spiritual battles and enjoy spiritual victories. Some of the mission churches are struggling, but others are growing and having vibrant services. The Sunday School teachers and workers are excited to be in service to the Lord. They are a great help in the ministry. We constantly see people coming to the Lord in personal witness and church services. That is what we are here for!
More than ever, we are experiencing an onslaught of satanic attack in families, ministries, and individual lives. This causes us to depend more and more upon prayer, the power of God’s Word, and the presence of God’s Spirit within us. On this spiritual beachhead, the devil throws his forces at us. But we are confident in the fact that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ and His power within us is greater than he who is in the world!
Thank you for your prayers, financial support, and occasional notes and letters. Email is a wonderful tool! Podcasts are a wonderful blessing! I listen to messages almost daily from a number of pastors and friends. Again, let me encourage you to send us an email address if you are receiving a hard copy of this letter. Snail mail from Costa Rica to the USA is still about 15 days!
Perhaps Jesus will come this year! Until then, let us all be faithful!
Working together for Christ,
Russ and Lynn Turner