Here we are with our trying to stay warm and making new friends in Denver.  We are on the second leg of our partner building tour as we raise support to extend our time as missionaries serving in Costa Rica.  It is so good to be part of the Father’s family; it crosses countries, cultures, ages, everything so that together we can be a shining light to all so that all may believe.  We have experienced the love of this family in miraculous ways in the last month

We thank God for providing for all our needs as we prepared for this trip.  We left Anthony, Esteban, our home, church and dogs in the best of hands with a whole team of loving people taking care of them while we are the US.

We began our journey two weeks ago in Florida where we experienced the best of southern hospitality!  We were hosted by the Fisher family, where we were spoiled with southern cooking, great childcare and the best of tour guides Ormond Beach has to offer.  To top it off we were able to meet wonderful people who wanted to hear about God’s work in Costa Rica and we are building a partnership with many of them to extend His love along the coast. We also got to visit Kyle’s cousin Joie and her family in Jacksonville, visiting the zoo and attending various sport events where her kids were the stars.

Now we are in Denver staying with 7 guys in their 20’s!  They have a house where they are hosting nightly dinners where friends and family can come and share and hear about the ways God is displaying himself in Costa Rica.  Many people here have been on short term mission trips to Esterillos so have a good idea of what is going on and it has been wonderful to connect with people we have not seen in a while and to meet new people.  They have also been showing us the sights, the mountains are glorious!

Next we are on to California to catch up with friends and churches that partner with us there, as well as to spend some quality time with Kyle’s family.  Elias is looking forward to dressing up as a red ninja on the 31st and to barbeque a turkey with his dad at the family Thanksgiving camping trip.

Love, Familia Leon, Following Jesus in Esterillos Oeste – Costa Rica

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