Saturday, September 15, 2007

S.I. Banquet!!

I want to start by thanking all of you that came to the S.I. banquet. I had a really nice time and i hope the rest of you did to. I also want to apologize to those of you who did not get an invitation, I feel so bad about that. Next time I will make sure to write on the blog about it. Anyways, we had a great time. The food was great and I felt it was very informing. Everyone at our table was very exited about possibly going to Costa Rica possibly on a men's trip or some other outreach. It would really be awesome to get a lot of people we know down there to see what we do first hand.
I wish i could summarize the evening for you all but there's no way i could tell you everything that happened. the testimonies and the video presentation were very emotional and moving. S.I. has really touched a lot of people over the years. we are very excited for what God is doing with S.I. and with us.
We also had a few more people commit to support us and that is just a continual blessing. It will be quite costly to move to Costa Rica and it's not much cheaper to live there. I am continually overwhelmed by people and their generosity. Gods blessings don't always come straight from Him, sometimes He uses you and I. my faith has continually grown through this process and I am so grateful that he uses you to help the process.
I am sorry this update is a whole week after the event but I have been in L.A. for training for the Gas Co. It wasn't much fun but I'm back now and i may never have to go there again.
Thanks for reading and God bless you all,
Jeremy and the rest of the Janzens

Thursday, September 6, 2007

We have info!!

This last Sunday we had a meeting at the Dixons. (They're the family we'll be moving to Costa Rica with) We were able to spend time with them and two other women who are also considering going with us, Krysta and Cailah. We ate dinner and spent time talking about everything we could think of relating to Costa Rica. Jeff Dixon is on staff with Students International, S.I., so he knows more than the rest of us. He has estimated their cost of living at $3500 per month. plus the one time cost of $20,000 for schooling, moving, and a car. (Cars are about 40% more in C.R.) We figure our expenses will probably be just a little less than theirs because we don't need a house with an office. We are estimating around $3000 per month although it may be a little more to begin because of language school and some missionary training we have to complete. Over all we are pretty excited to know a bit more. We asked when we need to move down there and it all depends on when we raise enough support. I have heard that some missionaries spend two or three years raising support, I hope that's not our situation. God willing, we will move with the Dixon's around June but otherwise we'll be going whenever the Lord provides the money.
I appreciate all of you putting up with my last post. the one about golf. Sorry for those of you who do not golf, I was a little excited about my game. Erin, Jeff, and Tracey (Dixon) have all told me I shouldn't have put that on here so again I apologize. But for those who want to hear about my golf you'll have to e-mail me. (I'm expecting lots of e-mails:))
thanks again for all of you who are supporting us in prayer or financially. We appreciate it greatly and we know that you are spreading Jesus as much as we are.