“Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia,
having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia.
When they came to the border of Mysia, the tried to enter...but the Spirit of Jesus
would not allow them...... During the night Paul had a vision of a man from Macedonia
standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”” Acts 16:6-10.
Do you find it interesting that Paul’s desire to preach in Asia was stopped by the Holy
Spirit? “....but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them...” It is obvious that God is at
work with those who want to serve Him, and that He is involved with the ministry of
making disciples. I cannot, here, address why God did not want Paul to preach in Asia.
I do know, however, that God wanted Paul to preach and that He directed Paul to
Macedonia. May God’s will be done! The Lord wants all of us to be involved in
preaching the Gospel to the nations, and He continues to direct those efforts according
to His Holy will. Which brings us to the connection between the Dominican Republic
and Costa Rico. This past month Missions Camp was held at DCSC. For the past few
years God has been using His Spirit to prepare the hearts of His servants in DR and CR
and in local churches in Georgetown, South Carolina and the Chicago area. This camp
brought all these congregations together for fellowship, the praising of God, and to
hear the preaching of missions minded sermons. Together, this group made
commitments to fund raise for the next year, in order to fully support Juan DeLeon and
his family to move from Dominican to Costa Rico, and start a new church!! The group
committed to raise over 45,000$. Praise the Lord!! But we do not want to stop there.
We want to continue to help fund the planting of this new church in an area that has
only one New Testament congregation for a population of over 6 million people. The
need is great, the people are in place, and the Spirit of our Lord Jesus is moving.
Please consider becoming a part of this mission work above and beyond what you
already do. “We are HIs workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works...”. This
is a great work and has the full support of the Camp board of directors. Please
consider participating in a mission trip to Costa Rico at the end of January 2022. It is
our desire to establish churches in the beautiful, mountainous regions of Costa Rico
and help multitudes come to know the love , joy and peace only found through Jesus
the Christ. Only those who are Connected IN Christ Jesus, through faith in His work of
grace, to the Father in Heaven, will be with Him for eternity. “For our citizenship is in
heaven, from which we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.” Phil 3:20