Friday, June 17, 2011
I'm so excited that our long-awaited second trip to Costa Rica is finally here! We will be leaving for Orlando this evening, flying to San Jose early in the morning, then taking a bus to Sarapiqui. I will be happy to be reunited with 17 yo ds Matthew, who has been in Kentucky at Ichthus these last few days.
Last summer we were filled with anxiety and even a little fear as we prepared to leave, but this time there is only joy! We'll be working on the medical clinic adjacent to the sanctuary that we helped finish last year, and I am expecting that I'll again spend several days on hands and knees grouting tile! It will be such a profound experience to worship with our team and the people of Costa Rica at the altar that I helped spackle last summer!
I love this verse from II Corinthians, which is one of the images from Nina's Gina K set, Christ is Risen! These rich colors of the damask designer paper on this scalloped round card provide a simple but elegant setting for these words of gratitude for the gift of Christ. The sentiment is bordered by a row of piercing, some gorgeous velvet ric rac and a bouquet of hand-rolled roses which were softly inked with old paper distress ink.
I hope you'll pray for our team as we go to share the love and light of Christ! May He help us to be a blessing, to accomplish much, and then bring us safely home to our loved ones! If you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation to help cover the costs of our trip, you may mail a check payable to Fleming Island United Methodist Church. Include Felts' Costa Rica Mission in the memo of your check. Thanks! Your gifts and support are very much appreciated!