We have just returned (as of yesterday) from our second visa processing trip to David, Panama. I chuckled to myself when one of our grandson’s youth leaders asked him about us--“oh they are fine–they’re just in Panama” (he was thinking “Panama City, Florida”, of course he didn’t know different, but his mom let him know the exact location).
Panama was hot-but the airconditioned rooms were bliss. Complete and total bliss! It poured rain -insomuch that we walked through ankle deep water in a couple of spots to get some needed supplies for the next term. And did I tell you we got PEANUT BUTTER? Some may laugh. But for the regular jar of great value brand that I paid less than $3 at Walmart in the states, it’s $8 for the same size in Costa Rica. Anyway, I found some just over $3 and bought 3 jars. That will get us through for a while. 🙂
I wrote a personal blog about what today represents for us–one year ago–diagnosed with cancer–today healed and in language school. To read the story, go here.
We want to take this time to express our deepest gratitude for “believing in us”. For believing God finishes what He starts and for praying, and pushing through with us! You have prayed–supported us financially–and encouraged us SO MANY TIMES! Your words of encouragement are priceless. On days when it feels like I don’t know a “verbo” from a hole in the ground, we get a message on Facebook or WhatsApp or a sweet email reminding us we are being prayed for. God calculated every millisecond it would take for us to get the skills to minister to others and He is never wrong in His calculations. (As a side note, if you have tried to send us text messages, our phone numbers have changed. We use WhatsApp messenger, Viber, Facebook Messenger, and email to “jeffandangieknight @ gmail.com”)
Today, we were blessed with REAL snail mail! I was so excited! One of our churches sent a card and several members and friends signed it with an encouraging note. What a great blessing to our hearts. We ache for family and friends and the familiar back home–there where you are, but we also know--beyond a doubt that God has ordered these steps of ours. So it is with great excitement to carry on with the learning process. We realize we may not be as fluent as some when they leave in December with us, but we know we will be able to communicate–and we believe in MIRACLES! I am one!
We want to remind you that every step we take, every WORD we are able to say in Spanish is BECAUSE OF YOUR FAITHFULNESS!! Each and every life we can touch for Christ, it is also YOUR HANDS extended with OURS! You may not walk here with us, but friends, your obedience keeps us here, keeps us studying, and pursuing with GREAT PASSION (and admittedly sometimes tears) the call of God. His love amazes me and often I find myself in tears of amazement at all HE has done. He called YOU as well as us. Our tasks are just a little different in this mission.
Jeff and I love and appreciate each one of you. Not one day goes by that you aren’t remembered and prayed for. Our church families are precious to us. Our district–unsurpassed in the Mission-Mindedness and hearts of our leaders. We are grateful beyond words.
Thank you. For all the prayers. Please keep praying! We have a couple of weeks break, graduation is tomorrow for those students completing their training–and we are set to begin again mid-August.
The pictures below are of our two favorite profesoras! Nicole, in the second picture agreed to “pretend” to yell so that Jeff could hear–we are using a “funnel” for the hearing aid. While it is comical, the truth is that hearing words in Spanish requires training your ears to listen–and that can be muy difícil. I can’t stress enough how the next 4 1/2 months will require all hands on deck, all knees to the floor–praying. We CAN do this–with your continued prayers!
Muchas gracias mis amigos! Hasta luego!
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Photography © Angie Knight 2017, David, Panama and San Jose, Costa Rica, Central America. All rights reserved.