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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

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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Finally an Update.

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IMG_1476Car and Kaya enjoying movie night.

Hello All!  It has been quite some time since our last post, and we do apologize for the delay!  So much has happened, and we feel that we are finally emerging out of a fog.  My dear grandfather did pass away, and we did make a trip back to the States for the services.  The Lord showed His unending grace and mercy because my grandfather accepted Jesus in the last days of his 93 years on earth!

10012003-005Car and his Paw Paw almost six years ago.

img_0645A recent photo of Kaya and Paw Paw.

We stayed almost a week and upon our return, I discovered that I have mononucleosis.  Praise God it is a mild case because I can still function, but the doctor said that it could be August or later before I feel better.

IMG_1444Flight to Texas

In and over all of these things, God is faithful and good.  He gives us each day our daily bread.  School is going really well!  Brian and I love our classes and teachers.  We have already learned so much, but as with spiritual growth, the more you know, the more you realize you don’t know!  The kids are doing great!  Carson is really doing well in his class.  He has a wonderful teacher, and is in a class with Ticos (Costaricans) and other missionary kids.  We are so thankful that God has given him a good attitude through all of the transitions.  Micaiah is doing well also.  She had a very hard time initially, but she is adjusting.  She has fun in her class and is saying many things in Spanish.  She told me her favorite friend in her class was Pee Pee.  I thought, who on earth is Pee Pee?  Finally, one day as we were going to school, Micaiah shouts, “There’s Pee Pee Momma.  There she is!”  I asked the daddy of Pee Pee what her name was.  It was not Pee Pee.  Come to find out, Micaiah’s teacher said that the precious little girl says “I Pee Pee!  I Pee Pee!” quite often, hence Micaiah’s best friend here is Pee Pee.

IMG_1501Kaya with her “packpack” ready for school.

IMG_1423Car at another park.

I was really struggling with the trials and recent “mono” diagnosis as well as empathizing with others who are experiencing difficulties, when I felt like God said, “I am not withholding healing from you or my other children.  I am desiring to give you something greater than you perceive “healing” to be. I am going to give you the grace to endure and overcome this.”  Some days are difficult, but I am learning the true meaning of “one day at a time.” Give us this day our daily bread.  I have found new meaning to a simple, precious truth!

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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