God is doing amazing things here in Costa Rica. Mark Remboldt, Treasurer for the North Pacific Conference and I (Ramon Canals) just finished two exciting series of evangelistic meetings in the city of Puntarenas. As a result of these meetings 28 precious souls were baptized with many others making preparation for future baptisms.
Amongst the people that were baptized was a lady who has been a catechist leader in the Catholic Church for more than 25 years. She fell in love with the beautiful message of the Bible as it is believed and preached by the Seventh-day Adventist Church and decided to become a member. She said that her only desire now is to share with others the beautiful truth of Jesus. The next day she brought her husband to the meetings. Please pray for these people and also pray for the more than forty missionaries that will be arriving today and tomorrow in preparation for these meetings.
Costa Rica is a staunch Catholic country. It is estimated that more than 95% of the population profess the Catholic faith. However, God is working in the hearts of many people who are responding to His call.
Mark and I have also been working on all the logistics involve in organizing over 20 city-wide evangelistic meetings that will begin this coming Friday. Pacific Press donated thousands of books and Bible study lessons to the Costa Rica mission to help in the preparation for the meetings. This past weekend the Costa Rica Mission rallied all the pastors, translators, small group leaders and elders, to pray for the meetings and for all the missionary teams coming from around the North Pacific Union and beyond. They are excited and grateful that we are doing this for them.