A Costa Rican, Serving in India
A Costa Rican gal, whom we are discipling and have employed in our home as an admin assistant and occasional babysitter, served the Lord for several weeks in India , in partnership with our sending church and with an amazing Business as Missions (BAM) ministry there. We are not able to share her face and real name because of security issues, but here you may see a photo of her hennaed hand, during her first week in India!
The reports which came in from her were very encouraging. Although it was difficult work, she had a wonderful time relying on the Lord for strength to minister to the unreached around her. Towards the end of her time there, the security at her place of work was compromised in a traumatic way. Latika and her teammate were brought home before they could finish their planned time of service. Since then, we’ve had the privilege of walking alongside her, along with a care team of Costa Ricans. We have been amazed and encouraged at the depth of care she has been able to receive from her fellow Costa Ricans. It has been such an honor to partner with them in caring for this precious missionary. As we have spent time together, we have seen God bring much healing into her life and her desire to continue to serve Him is strong, although the road before her is not going to be a simple one. She is leaning upon Jesus! This gives us much joy, in the midst of grief and sadness.
Please pray for her and for the staff of the ministry site where she was, as they are involved with orphans and with women who have been rescued from human trafficking. There are many obstacles to overcome and the opposition can be fierce, at times, but we rejoice in her story which God is writing and in the passion that He is giving her for the Muslim and Hindu people of India. Please pray, also, for clarity for all involved in her healing process, as her future steps will depend very much on how she progresses in the next few months & years. She has much experience in photography and graphic design and she has shown a great interest in using those skills, along with learning how to sell coffee to her circles. Her attitudes of learning and servanthood will take her far! We are looking forward to continuing our discipleship relationship with her and to hiring her in our BAM work once again, when the time is right!