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Thanks for checking out our blog! The purpose of our blog is to keep family and friends up to date with what we are doing. Feel free to look around and contact us with any questions you have. We would love to hear from you. Brian, Jill, Carson, and Micaiah

Our Family Bible Verse

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

Archive for July, 2009

Jul
02

A Visit from Nana and Gaga

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DSC00191Some time off in Jaco

My parents made a trip down this past weekend.  We had a wonderful time.  We went to the Los Suenos resort near Jaco.  It was fabulous!  The kids loved seeing their grandparents, and we did too!  The resort backs up to rain forests and overlooks the ocean.

DSC00015The Course…

DSC00011Jill

We we able to take a river tour where there are many crocodiles.  The guides would get out into the water with the crocs with chicken legs to feed these monsters.  It gave me the creeps, but it was fun.  One guy would even ride on their backs.  There apparently is a pecking order with the males, and this one is the alpha!

would you trust this guy?

Would you trust this guy?

Luis is having lunch with a friend

Luis is having lunch with a friend

Big Daddy with bigger Daddy

Big Daddy with bigger Daddy

DSC00149Crazy!

DSC00151Notice the people on the bridge…  Free show!

We also got to take a canopy tour.  Mom, of course was not interested, and Micaiah is too little…so Brian, Carson, my Dad, and I braved 15 zip lines through the trees.  We all were thrilled.

Watch out Tarzan!

Watch out Tarzan!

Like father, like sonLike Father, like Son

DSC00223After the second line it was all fun.

When we arrived back at our house, Micaiah thought we were going back to her Nana’s house.  When she realized that we were not, she started wailing.  Then of course my mom started crying, and Carson soon followed with, “Can’t we go home?”  I really felt like this is part of suffering for the sake of Christ.  The emotional suffering is hard as well.  The kids don’t fully understand, but I pray someday they will.

We are at the midway point of our first semester in school.  I can’t believe time if flying by.  Learning a new language when you are old is quite a challenge, but we really feel privileged to be here.  Things really are going well.

We miss all of you and pray you are enjoying your summer!

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Jul
01

12 Weeks In CR…

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We hope that all of you are enjoying your summer!  We’ve heard that it is boiling in Texas…so sorry.  It’s really nice here.

I am feeling better this week, and no one else is sick.  We are so thankful!  Carson had his last day of 1st grade.  I can’t believe that he is a second grader.  We are so proud of our big boy!  He will go to a VBS next week, and the following we he will start his intensive Spanish camp that involves sports and crafts.  They will only speak to him in Spanish, so we hope this really develops his language acquisition.

My second grader!

Our second grader!

We are learning a bit about the history of Costa Rica.  Many Jewish people moved here for business opportunities, and one of the main cities back then was called the City of David.  The first Costa Rica flag had a star of David on it also.  Very fascinating!

Also, every day we hear what sounds like “bombs” going off.  For the longest time we had no idea what they were.  As you can imagine, we thought of many possibilities.  We finally realized that one of the churches nearby sets them off several times a day to remember saints or if there’s a wedding or special occasion.  One day they were going off and a huge bolt of lightening struck right outside of our house.  Carson was angry and said, “Why would that church do that Mom?   Now we have no power.”  I said,”Carson, that was not the church, that was God.”  Micaiah ran to the door and said, “I want to see my God, momma.  I want to see my God.” So precious…I do too!

My sweet girl! Our sweet girl!
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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