Friday, August 4, 2017

My Costa Rica Mission Trip

Herradura, Costa Rica
In October 2017, I will be a part of a Pure Joy International mission trip going to Costa Rica!! Our team will host a 4-day conference for missionary women serving in Central and South America. Our theme this year for the women is: “Crossing the Jordan” from Joshua 3:5.
“Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.” ”
– Joshua 3:5
Last year, I went on my first international mission trip to Mexico with Pure Joy International. It was an amazing experience and God confirmed in my heart that He wants me to continue to be involved in this ministry. I am thankful to the Lord for another opportunity to serve missionary women.
Pure Joy International
I am going on a mission trip to Herradura, Costa Rica with Pure Joy International. Pure Joy International is a ministry to missionary women overseas. The heartbeat of their ministry is to keep missionary families and individual missionary women on the field of service where God has placed them. Pure Joy International is a loving yet a “get to the heart of the matter” ministry. They believe encouragement comes through convicting, affirming, and challenging the women. It is not our responsibility to make those things happen. It is our responsibility to sit before a Holy God and yield to His Spirit as He directs us very specifically in regard to messages, worship, fellowship, free time, and other activities orchestrated for each group of missionary women we have the privilege to minister to. Therefore, we desire to walk out the principle of God’s Word in Isaiah 43:20: “I will make springs in the desert, so that my chosen people can be refreshed.” This begins with Pure Joy providing a four day, three night stay in a hotel/resort at no cost to the missionary women.
Pure Joy not only ministers to missionary women overseas but it is an “inside-out” ministry.  God encourages women from local churches to involve themselves in various aspects of the ministry through prayer groups, financial sponsorship of missionary women attending, and actually being a part of a team going to minister to the women missionaries through messages, worship, hospitality, and media.  Our desire is that we are touching lives for His Glory from here to there.
For the past several years, I have participated in the state side aspects of the Pure Joy mission trips. I have been a prayer partner, made crafts, and written letters to missionary women. I am so thankful that last year the Lord has called me to be a part of the team that went to Guanajuato, Mexico. This year, I will be in Costa Rica from October 21st-28th, 2017.

Ways You Can Be Involved
Before I leave for Costa Rica there are many preparations to be done. I will need help with crafts, missionary cards, and favorites bags. I will be sure to let everyone know, as specific needs arise. In the meantime, please let me know if you want help me with some of the things that I need to do in the coming weeks.
We trust the Lord to provide all of the finances that I need for this trip. If you feel led to give financially, please make your checks payable to “Pure Joy International”. Don’t put my name on the check, but please put a note in the envelope with my name on it or you can just email Patty, to let her know if you gave online.

Keep Me in Your Prayers
  • Pray for the missionary women who will attend this conference in Costa Rica and that they would be refreshed, by fellowship with other believers in Christ.
  • Pray for sponsorship for the missionary women.
  • Pray for gifts being made or given and that they will all be finished before we leave for Costa Rica.
  • Pray for our team, for cohesiveness and that the Lord would work through us.
  • Pray for the Lord to provide all of my financial needs. I need $2,643.93 due by October 7th, 2017.
  • Pray for the Lord would give me a specific scripture or word for this trip.
  • Pray for Jon and that he would be give time off, so that he can stay home and watch the girls while I am gone.


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