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Bruce & Jodi Hook from Mexico and
yours truly teamed up for a full week of ministry focused on the area of
relational healing. Costa Rican nationals Dexter & Lidiette Watson set
things up and were incredibly gracious hosts.
On Thursday & Friday January 17
& 18 we spent two intense days of mediation training with our hosts as well
as two other young Costa Rica couples. We saw the hand of God at work in these
3 very eager and teachable couples.
Then we spent all day Saturday and
Sunday conducting a seminar with 23 Costa Rican couples in a semi-outdoor
setting … teaching biblical principles covering the A to Z regarding both the
why’s and how to’s of dealing with the conflict and maintaining a marriage
characterized by love and unity.
Bruce, Lidiette, Rusty, Jodi & Dexter 23 couples in discussion at Relational Healing Seminar
At the end, after listening to God
over several questions, a time of sharing what God did went for over an hour.
Several couples reconciled their relationships, as did at least one family. It
One person commented: “Every video,
song, and message took us by the hand step-by-step without allowing us to turn
back. The Holy Spirit revealed the hurts we caused our spouses and the need to
fully reconcile with them ... and we obeyed.”
Another said, “At the end of seminar
after God had searched our hearts and led us to reconcile, the peace we
experienced was fantastic; much better than a weekend getaway at a hotel.God did His work in us and we are
really encouraged and excited. Now we can really get moving and put all the
things we learned into practice.”
FORGIVENESS: “It’ll clear the bitterness away. It
can even set a prisoner free. There is no end to what its’ power can do. So let
it go and be amazed by what you see through eyes of grace. The prisoner that it
really frees is you! … Forgiveness!” Here’s a powerful video that captures
what God did in many lives in Costa Rica.
Thank you for your prayers for a miracle week in
Costa Rica … or as they say there - “¡pura vida!”