Hello there friends and family. It’s now been about 4 months since we arrived back in the U.S., and the borders to Costa Rica are now open to all U.S. citizens. We can finally return! Since returning to the States, we’ve been in Denver with my sister, Michigan with my in-laws, and now we’re in…
We’re the Johnsons and we uprooted our lives from Seattle to join an Adventures in Missions base in Costa Rica! Here, you can find our imperfect story we call life.
As I look in the mirror and see my face looking back at me, I feel old for the first time in my life. Apologies to our incredible supporters who’ve empowered us to be here in Costa Rica; we are a little behind on our normal schedule of sending out updates. Our delay is mostly…
In the recent events of COVID-19 Alfredo + Xinia Need Your Help
Hey there people of earth, The sun rises yet again during this wild season. In case you didn’t hear, the decision was made to pull all of our Gap Year programs (9 months long) and “11in11” programs (11 months long) off of the field.
Good morning to all, or evening or afternoon––whenever you’ll read this. Instead of writing out another update in response to the changes in the world, we decided that I should just make a video update. In short, we are well, and we’re staying in Costa Rica!
Hello All! The first month of 2020 is wrapped up, and we are into February readying ourselves for more teams. As we mentioned in our previous end of the year update, my (Kevin’s) parents came down to Costa Rica for Christmas! We enjoyed the beach for a bit, did some hiking in Monteverde, and had a warm…
Hey there people of earth, Here’s another look at the skate competition through the lens of Justin Seibert’s camera! Justin is one the of Gap Year participants that stayed with us for three months. He did an awesome job.
After many months of planning, collaborating, translating, and praying, the skateboard competition has come and gone, and it was an incredible success! It was a feat of team work, and being interdependent upon one another.
Hi there family and friends, We are coming up on 10 months in Costa Rica! This first year is flying by. If only high school only went by this fast––summer would come so quickly.
Being back in the Cariboo once again to remember and celebrate the lives of my grandparents has stirred up my emotions.
I think I blinked and now July is almost gone.
Rainy Season is Officially Here… And everything is changing.
We did it! Thank you for the prayers, everything went really well with the greenhouse in Honduras. In fact, it was going so well that we decided to book flights back to Costa Rica a couple of days early.
I was asked this question while attending our discipleship school in Spain by my teacher/mentor, Andrew Shearman. “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” He would also often recite to us one of his favorite prayers/poems by Sir Francis Drake:
Hey friends and family! Here are a couple of bullet points of what is going on with Anna and I in Costa Rica!:
We’ve been living here over a month, What Have We Been Up To?
And just like that, we are in Costa Rica! It is so great to finally be here. And yet, to say “finally” feels like a misrepresentation of our situation.
Hey there people of earth, We are unofficially 75% funded towards our monthly goal!
I’m in Honduras! No… we didn’t have a change of plans, we are still moving to Costa Rica in January 😁
For those of you who didn’t get our last Mailchimp email and social media update––if you didn’t, please let us know––we are moving to Costa Rica!
And just like that it’s over! Our Vision Trip has concluded and we’re back in Michigan now.
Costa Rica has so far made a pretty good impression on me.
We are here in Antigua, Guatemala!
Hello there friends and family! The time is almost here for us to depart again!
The nomad life does strange things to you. I catch myself laughing at how bizarre I am.
What’s next for the Johnsons? Guatemala and Costa Rica
We are home! Wherever that really is anymore.
In my last blog I finished with Numbers 33, a list of all of the stops the Israelites made from slavery to the promised land.
If you haven’t read my first blog, you’ll want to do that before continuing—otherwise this crazy stuff will make even less sense.
What an incredible 9 months. We were imparted so much while in the classroom, and while on our practicum in Thailand.
I was a bit sick this past week, so I made a decision to sit out two of the afternoon classes,
One of the many phrases we’ve picked up here at G42 is “He is the Word, I am the mouthpiece, I’ve got something to say, and I’m going to say it.”
Well, we don’t really know yet.
I showed up to Refuge—the children’s home—to find out that Sunday school had been cancelled
The table is finished! I definitely did not “have it built in a couple of days,” like I said I would in my previous blog,
Hello again! I am writing to say that the cost of the weld table has been completely covered, and then some!
Hey friends, We have adjusted to living in Mae Sot a bit after being here for two weeks now.
Kevin and I just made a large transition from Mijas, Spain to Thailand over the New Year.
“White people come to my country, and we welcome them and show them love. But here, they don’t like black people.”
Things are getting real. With a little over two weeks left until we fly out of Seattle–our departure date is October 4th–reality is setting in a day at a time, selling a piece of furniture at a time.
It seems that transition is upon us once again. After a year of soul searching and prayer, Anna and I have decided to uproot from Seattle and head to Spain to attend a discipleship school called G42!
Anna and I recently had the chance to retreat from the busyness of Seattle to stay at a friend’s lake house in Chelan