Dear Friends and Family,
It has been quite some time since I have written you concerning my missions trip to Costa Rica and quite a lot has happened since then. Because of some very generous friends, I am now only less than $250 from reaching my fundraising goal! Again, I cannot begin to tell you how humbled I am to see how so many of you have generously given toward this trip.
One major event I would like to ask for your prayer concerns our big spaghetti dinner this Saturday evening, March 20th. If you are in the area, I would like to invite you to come out and eat dinner with us! The dinner begins at 5pm and ends at 8pm, and of course you are free to come and go at anytime. Freewill donations will be taken for the event. Along with some delicious food, the evening will also feature some show tunes by Jean Allen, a talented musician who will be traveling to Costa Rica with us. At 6:30pm, our missions team will be performing a short drama presentation and singing a song we have been learning in Spanish. If you are not in the area, will you pray that many will come out and join us?
Other Prayer Requests
Pray for me as I begin sermon preparation. I will be preaching a Sunday morning sermon while in Costa Rica at the church we will be helping. Never having preached through in interpreter, this may prove to be a difficult challenge. Yet, I am confident that the Word of God and the work of the Holy Spirit can overcome any obstacle. Please pray that God’s Word will do the work that only it can do.
Pray that I will be able to raise the remaining amount of funds necessary to go on the trip. All funds need to be raised by May.
Pray that the Lord will work mightily through the students of Rock Country Christian School. We have a great group of teens going. Please pray for our unity, service and humility as we seek to spread the gospel and serve others. You can also pray for the adult sponsors such as me as we seek to lead by example.
Keeping Up to Date
Keep up to date with our missions trip just got a little easier. First, you can check out our blog at http://rccsmissions.wordpress.com. Here you will soon be able to read some of the thoughts of our students, and even some comments from teens from Costa Rica anticipating our visit. This page also contains links to many new features you will want to check. Features such as:
Quick, instant updates through our twitter account – http://www.twitter.com/rccsmissions. Through this option, you can even have messages texted directly to your cell phone!
Video clips on your youtube page – http://www.youtube.com/rccsmissions. Keep checking the page as even videos from our previous trips will soon be added.
Our Facebook group page at – http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=156031092179.
Lots of pictures through our Flickr account at – http://www.flickr.com/photos/48625210@N08/.
Support and Donations
Would you prayerfully consider supporting me in this trip if you have not already? All donations are tax deductible. All donations are tax deductable. Make checks out to Rock County Christian School. Please include this information with your donation
Mail checks to: (write Mr. Thompson Missions on the memo line)
Rock County Christian School
916 Bushnell Street
Beloit, WI 53511
My passport is in, my bags are ready to be packed, and it is due to abounding grace of God manifested in the generosity of His people. Thank you again for all your support.
Because of Grace,