A missionary sees the gospel progress through health outreach.
Greetings to all our partners in the faith. We experienced many blessings and answered prayers in 2018. One big blessing was to see our daughters graduate from Weimar Institute’s nursing program. We are grateful to each one of you who prayed and contributed one way or another to their education. We praise the Lord for His blessings.
The Lord led us to our neighboring country of Costa Rica for a visit. It was rewarding to help teach a hydrotherapy class to the professors at the Adventist University there. At first, our instructions were met with general disinterest. But as time progressed, this changed. On the last day of the class, the professors discussed the benefits of hydrotherapy among themselves. They plan to share this new knowledge with their students.
We returned to Costa Rica again in August. This time we were asked to teach natural remedies at a new training school for medical missionaries, El Refugia. It was good to see young people enthusiastically learning and preparing to serve the Lord in greater capacity.
In September, we helped with health outreach in our very own town. A team of medical professionals volunteered their services for four days, and we translated for them. The doctors were delighted that we understood medical terminology. It was a good opportunity for us to become more acquainted with the specific medical needs of our own community. Many people came to ask for help. Some of the patients later reached out to our ministry for further support.
Two more health expos happened near the city of David. During this time, we were pleasantly surprised to see a young man who had visited one of our depression recovery seminars. He had battled with severe depression. When we saw him this time, he was all smiles. “Do you remember me?” he asked. “I am off my depression medication. I participate in a singing group and we give concerts in churches. Also, I am going to be the song leader in my own church.”
It was wonderful to see that he was doing well. Praise the Lord for answered prayers.
Another young man visited us again. He also smiled. Thanks to a simple natural remedy, the warts on his hands and fingers had disappeared.
We request your continual prayers on our behalf. We pray that God will use us in a broader way in 2019, and that He will send us the funds to build our staff and student housing. This will help us to do more onsite training. We also need a farm tractor to be more efficient at managing the land.
We want to thank everyone for supporting our ministry. We agree that the best part of doing this work is to see how people respond to the love of God.
Zaida Acosta and her family run Living Springs Health and Education. 4livingsprings [at] gmail [dot] com
How You Can Help
Pray for the Acosta family as they minister to the people through medical missionary work among the sick in their area, and conduct Bible studies with their patients.
Give. Living Springs needs funds to pay for their medical evangelism needs. Specific needs include housing for volunteers, and a tractor to help with the upkeep of the property. Donations may be made through Mission Projects International marked “Panama.”
Mission Projects International
PO Box 151
Inchelium, WA 99138
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Thank YouTo all who send funds to assist Living Springs with prayers and donations, the Acostas say, “Thank you for being part of our ministry through your prayers and support!”