March 16, 2021.Reading time 1 minute.
On Sunday, March 14, Rosa Brenes Rojas was awarded the Dr. Beverly R. Lucas Volunteer Service Award for March 2021. Rosa was nominated by Pastor Paul Garrett del Rio and his wife, Dra. Sofia Quintanilla Ramirez, for her work in counseling at Iglesia Union Church. Help the Hurting Rosa began ministering to people over seventeen […]
December 23, 2020.Reading time less than 1 minute.
I recently shared this via our newsletter and Facebook page, but wanted to post it here as a testimony to God’s goodness. In the midst of a difficult year for Costa Rican pastors, the Lord has provided through generous friends and donors so that we could assist many different churches. Here is the most recent […]
October 20, 2020.Reading time 9 minutes.
I grew up in a culture that not only encouraged self-reliance, but truly celebrated it. There was no one more admired than the “self-made man.” Everything that was strong and powerful was wrapped up in the life of a man who made his own way. “Be a man!” was the rallying cry to the one […]
October 18, 2020.Reading time 2 minutes.
At this time last year, I was travelling with some amazing colleagues all over Costa Rica holding pastoral training meetings with the 130+ pastors of the Asociación de Iglesias Bíblicas Costarricenses (AIBC). Our primary mission was to collect data about pastoral education that I needed for my doctoral dissertation. It was the road trip of […]