During my time in Costa Rica, I also look forward to spending time with our National Missionaries John & Debbie Overholt. This is an exciting time for them as they are embarking on a new journey to bring all of the northern Guanacaste church plants together under one umbrella as a multi-campus church. This will be the first multi-campus Foursquare church in Costa Rica and is a model that hopefully can be reproduced in other rural areas throughout the country. Please keep John and Debbie in your prayers along with the pastors that serve alongside of John. If you would like to receive their newsletter, please email [email protected].
I would also like to express our gratitude to Michel-lyn Mattiussi, Associate Missionary, for her eight years of service in Thailand. Michel-lyn returned just before Christmas as she received the hard news that her Visa was not renewed. Using her gift of the Thai language, Michel-lyn has been serving in Bangkok working wirh University students. Every week day, Michel-lyn provided English clinics giving her the opportunity to dialogue with students with the ultimate goal of friendship evangelism. I had the privilege of being in Thailand in October with her and was blessed to see some of the students who have been impacted by her ministry.
We are very grateful to Michel-lyn for her love and dedication to her students and we pray that God continues to grow the seeds that she planted during her years in Thailand. May we celebrate together in heaven alongside of many who were impacted by her ministry. I also want to thank Pastor Louie Foster and the Durham Foursquare Church, her sending church, who have been serving as her Missions covering. Please keep Michel-lyn in your prayers as she re-enters life in Canada and for the new doors that God will open for her here at home.
In an effort to increase Canadian Foursquare Missions awareness, we will soon be re-launching our missions page on the Foursquare.ca website and hope you will check it out. We would also love to hear more about any current Missions projects that are taking place through your local church so that we can do our best to serve you. We are very excited about the future of Canadian Foursquare Missions and we look forward to continue partnering together to take the Gospel to all Nations!