Hi everyone, A more formal Newsletter will be coming to you soon, this is a quick update about our family.
We are in Santa Barbara! (USA)  God has been keeping us on our toes and we thank Him everyday for His providence.

Dennis is a citizen!   Last Friday August 21 he, along with 3,001 other people were sworn in as US citizens.  We are now waiting for his passport and he will be free to travel again.  Kyle is also a resident of Costa Rica and can pick up her ID when we get back. We are officially done with our immigration issues and thank you for all your prayers as we have slowly slugged through this process!

We are in the process of becoming extended term missionaries and we need your prayers and support.  While we are here we will be visiting churches, and doing some required preparation classes.  VISA (Volunteers In Service Abroad) will be extending our term with them so that we may stay in Costa Rica until we are ready to transfer our status as full time missionaries.

We will be here in Santa Barbara until the end of September when Kyle’s brother gets married and Dennis gets his US Passport.  While we are here be in prayer for our church and our house and for those who are leading the church in our absence (yes, it so great to have a team of leaders already in Costa Rica).  We have left mature christian disciples in charge of the Sunday Services and two teenage boys in charge of the house (yes this two teenagers live with us full time).

We look forward to enjoying our time here with friends and family as well as the future as we go back renewed and ready to embark in Pura Vida Church Costa Rica’s next chapter and a new level.

Love, The Leon Family

Want to hang out with us, hear more about the ministry or have us visit your church or bible study?  Email us puravida506@gmail.com or call us at (805) 448-2133 or (805) 962-0871.

NOTE: WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 8TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY!!!

Our two teenage boys!!!

HI eve