Sunday, April 5, 2015

April 2015 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends and Family,

Here in Costa Rica, we are now in the middle of Semana Santa or Holy Week. While the week is full of religious activity, there is little emphasis upon the simple truth of the Gospel. We are eager to make our transition to Nicaragua and begin putting a strong emphasis upon evangelism and discipleship. This month marks our last month in language School in Costa Rica. We have learned so much and though far from perfect, we are now much better equipped to share the Gospel in Spanish. Though we still have to focus much of our time on schoolwork, we are now making our plans to leave Costa Rica and enter Managua. We will be beginning our Nicaraguan ministry in the Managua area. There is much to do. We are working to acquire proper documentation, obtain legal residency, find a house, and to make plans to move all of our stuff across the border.

As for our family, our health has been much better recently. Michelle has had a few of the unusual symptoms that she had when she was in the hospital last year. After a recent appointment, we learned that her stomach ulcer has been cured. We are now awaiting results from a few more tests. As for our girls, they have been very healthy and are doing great here in Central America. People frequently tell me that Lila speaks Spanish really well. Even Ellowyn, who is 1 ½, knows many Spanish words. They both love to meet new people and open many doors for building relationships and sharing the Gospel.

This month is a big month for us. We will be selling many things and moving to Nicaragua. This month, please pray for the following:

1. Michelle as we are awaiting the results of a few medical tests.
2. Our family as we continue learning the language.
3. The Lord's direction as we continue to work on our ministry plans
4. The Lord to help our transition from Costa Rica to Nicaragua.

In Christ,
Jeremy, Michelle, Lila, and Ellowyn Blanz