Here we are in Costa Rica, the land of vacations, surfing and fun. But we are hard at work, ministry is happening and God is moving.
In November of 2009, eight months after moving here I became the National Director of Christian Surfers Costa Rica. With five thriving chapters and three more in the works it has kept me busy traveling and visiting to keep up with all of the action. Being a national director is very different from being the leader of a local chapter, as I was in Santa Barbara, CA but I am learning the ropes and love building relationships and being able to support local leaders as they minister to their surf communities.
I have two upcoming opportunities to receive training and support from Christian Surfers International. The first being a three day training time in Orlando, Florida, and the second, the annual Christian Surfers International conference in Bali. I know, I know, Bali!!! They always pick the worst place for these conferences. September sessions anyone??!! This will be my first time going to a CSI conference and there is A BIG chance that this will be the only trip to Indonesia in my life time.
As an emerging nation Christian Surfers Costa Rica can not pay for this trip, nor can I, so I am asking for your help. I have already had half of my airline ticket to Bali paid for, but I still need about $2,000 (see budget below) to cover costs. If you can help me with these expenses please send your tax deductible donation to:
Christian Surfers Costa Rica
1210 Riverbreeze Blvd,
Ormond Beach, Fl 32176
Memo: Leon CSI Conference.
If you can’t wait to send in your donation, donate through PayPal in the home page of this blog.
Any excess will go to the Christian Surfers Costa Rica ministry account.
Please pray as well, for travel safety and for Kyle and the kids as they hold down the fort in Costa Rica. I look forward to bringing back the stoke and information from these conferences to share with the other chapters here in Costa Rica at our National Leadership conference in November.
Airfare Orlando $300 (for the training on “How to Plan for a National Movement”)
Airfare Orlando (connection to Bali) $300
1/2 Bali ticket $900
ground travel, food, lodging etc. $500
“Out of complexity find simplicity” – A. Einstein