Troy Church Members Help Start Church in Costa Rica

February 01, 2009 | Elaine Drury

Bajo Tigre (Down Deep in the Earth) and unto the uttermost part of the earth, says Acts 1:8. These words came true for the two Troy (Idaho) Church couples who took their vacations to go to the Caribbean Mission in Costa Rica and conduct a two-week evangelistic series.

Scott Miner, an accountant, and his wife Katie, a registered dietitian, and Otis and Ann Parks, retired ministerial couple with a passion for missions, took this incredible trip into the rainforest of Costa Rica and to the deep canyon of the Rio Pacuare River. It rained 9 inches during the campaign. The road was soon impassable for the four-wheel-drive rented vehicle, so a truck was hired to bring attendees to the meetings.

Katie and her interpreter Jeanette presented Jesus to the people, Scott kept the computer and electrical equipment going, Otis was the general organizer, and Ann kept them fed. People decided to follow Jesus. The plan for the Guayacan Church is coming together. It was a wonderful rewarding time.

Other people who have gone there to minister recently include Jose and Rosa De La O, John and Tonya Hack, doctors Ben and Evelyn Rodreges and doctor Ed Parks.

Donors have given money to help with the purchase of land for the new church. The Troy Church and friends will follow with more money and labor in the new year. If you would like to help with this project, contact Laurie Nelson, Troy Church treasurer at (208) 835-3953.