Today marks exactly 1 year since our family woke up in Costa Rica for the last time. After 12 and a half years living and serving God in CR, God called us to return to the United States. He asked us to trust Him and to walk by faith. We didn’t know why He was calling us. We didn’t know where He was calling us. We were simply convinced there was a call to “Go” upon our lives once again. It wasn’t the first time we had heard and obeyed that call. But it was the hardest. CR is HOME for us. It took years for it to become that in our heart, but somewhere along the way it did. Over 12 years of ministry in the same little town left us with many friends and people we call family.
“Go,” God said, so we gave away everything we had with the exception of a few things. We packed 12 years of life into 26 suitcases and found new homes for all but one of our pets. We said tearful “good-byes”, with promises to return soon, and made the 1 and a half hour trip to the “city” for the last time. We did everything we could to take it all in, knowing it would be a while before we could return. We weren’t “looking back” because we knew God said “Go”, but we were counting the cost of moving ahead in God’s Sovereign plan.