Paperwork, Benifit Shows, and missing Costa Rica

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Uncategorized

Amanda and I have returned to the states in order to get our paperwork together for our Costa Rican residency. At this point, we are ALMOST finished with all of Amanda’s stuff here in Denver, CO.  Once we are finished with that, we will return to Tulsa, OK to get mine together. After all of the paperwork is in order we will return to Costa Rica!

So far, our return to Denver has been very productive.  Amanda is now legally “Blalock” and we have all the legal documents to prove it!  We also had the opportunity to speak at City on the Hill church in Boulder, CO for their annual missions conference.  We got to see a lot of familiar faces and got to meet many new ones.  We are excited for all of our new friends who are praying for us!  We will be leaving Denver very shortly to Tulsa. We are excited to see all of our family and friends there too!

About 2 months ago, a team from Florida came down to Costa Rica to serve for a week.  We met an amazingly talented young lady named Chastaney.  She is an intern in Florida and she was required to put together a benefit show for the organization of her choice.  After seeing what God was doing in “El Refugio,” she wanted to do something to help.  She chose our homeless men center as her project and built a fund-raising project around that.  Amanda and I constructed a video for what is going on there and it was played at the benefit show.  We are excited about the video because it really allows our supporters, family, and friends know a little of what we are doing here in Costa Rica.  You can watch the video if you click on the link below:

To watch the video: ((The Refuge – Alajuelita, Costa Rica))

Although we are always super excited to be able to see all of our family and friends again in the states, we are truly missing Costa Rica and can’t wait to get back.  Thank you for all of your prayers, financial support, and encouraging words as we continue toward the goal that God has placed before us!!  We love you!

  1. The video you two put together is so good. It is so nice to see the faces of the men we have been praying for. We are sharing the video with as many people as we can
    God Bless You Two and the path He has set before you!
    To the face set before us,
    The Van Veen Team

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