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Blessed be the name of the Lord from this time forth and forevermore! From the rising of the sun to its setting, the name of the Lord is to be praised! The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens! Psalm 113:3,4

Leaving Costa Rica

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DSC01265The difficult “good-bye” to Micaiah’s dear Kathia

It is incredibly hard to believe that our time here is at its end.  This is officially our last day in Costa Rica.  It almost doesn’t even feel real that we are leaving, but tomorrow, we will depart very early in the morning for Texas.  It takes me quite a while to process things, so I am thankful that we have a bit of time in Texas for reflection and thanksgiving to the Lord for all that He has done.

We have met so many amazing people while we were here!  We have heard so many incredible testimonies and seen the Lord at work in so many lives.  After Costa Rica, our new friends will be going all over Latin America.  We don’t know if we will see any of them again this side of eternity but are so thankful that we have had this special time.

DSC00976Brian’s language class

DSC01177Carson’s mejor amigo

DSC00864Micaiah’s mejor amigo

DSC01262Our dear friend from South Korea

DSC01150Micaiah’s girls

So much has happened since our last post…so sorry that we have not updated in so long.  But we are expecting our third child!!! I am about 4 and a half months, and it is a girl!!!  The kids are super excited to have a little sister on the way.  This was quite the surprise, but we feel so blessed. I have been really, really sick as usual, but the Lord has enabled me to graduate from the school…Brian, too.

DSC01251The graduates!

We feel that God has grown all of us in so many ways.  Carson really made good friends and enjoyed his time here greatly.  On the last day of school, Friday, he cried and cried as he had to say goodbye to his friends and teachers.  We praised the Lord because he was so hesitant to come here after our difficult time in Oaxaca last summer.  He has matured greatly, and is a sweet little boy.  I look forward to homeschooling him again in the Spring.

Micaiah also has truly matured.  She went from crying and vomiting every day in her little class to absolutely loving it.  She made a really special bond with her teacher Kathia.  It was heart wrenching the final day to see Kathia balling and crying when she knew it was time for us to leave.  It left us all crying because of how she loves Micaiah.  Our little girl can understand and speak Spanish now…probably much better that her Mommy!

DSC00938Micaiah’s teacher

As I mentioned earlier, we graduated from language school…it’s official!  Now don’t be fooled, we are far from fluent, be we can understand and hopefully be understood which was our goal.  From now on, we will be learning and practicing.  We are so thankful for the wonderful foundation that we have now from the school!  If anyone is thinking about attending a Spanish language school, we highly recommend this place.  The administration and teachers are so special.  We have made relationships with many of the Ticos here.

DSC01114Carson and a friend taking a break from soccer

Well, there will be much more to come as we reflect and share more, but I had to write one last post from Costa Rica!  Thank all of you for your support and prayers.  We love each of you and can’t wait to see so many of you when we get back.  We are excited about the next step…praise the Lord for His goodness and mercy towards his children!

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Isla del Caño

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Here are a few pictures from Costa Rica!  This small country is full of diversity and amazing places to visit.  Here they have beaches on both the Atlantic and Pacific, numerous volcanoes, cloud forest, rain forest and mountains.  We have been blessed to be able to visit many of these places on breaks from school.  Here are a few pictures of a dive trip I was able to go on.  The school offered an amazing deal to get certified, and I could not pass up the opportunity.  Jill on the other hand has ABSOLUTELY no desire to go under water.  We went to Isla del Caño for three days and we were amazed by everything we saw.  It also didn’t hurt to spend the weekend with some great people!

I will be shooting off more post in the next day or so to catch everyone up on things here in Costa Rica.  Thanks for all of your prayers and kind words.  We miss everyone!

PICT0187My first Scuba experience!

PICT0205Seth, Andrea, Brian and Ted

DSC00322.JPGIsla De Caño

PICT0289Some of the Sights


An estuary that we  traveled by boat 45 minutes and then another 45 minutes in the ocean to reach the island.

PICT0225We saw plenty of these guys.

PICT0283The current blowing us back and forth

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Minnix Family Future Plans

This April we will move to Costa Rica to attend language school. The kids will be enrolled in school there also. Please pray for our transition to Costa Rica and the ability to learn Spanish quickly. We will keep everyone updated via this blog. The Minnix Family

March Quote

"Do not think me mad. It is not to make money that I believe a Christian should live. The noblest thing a man can do is, just humbly to receive, and then go amongst others and give." - David Livingstone