Esta bien.

Its high time to give you the scoop on our lives!
When we arrived in Costa Rica, San Jose we had to encounter some difficulties. Yes, we were in Honduras for 2 weeks but still we had to process moving from culture to culture.
We live in a small apartment with a lady from the Center we work for. It is very tiny but at least we have a roof above our heads.

The Center, “Fundacion Rahab”  provides jobs for ex-prostitutes and ladies at risk. They have a big sewing room where the ladies can take a course to learn how to sew. We were at a graduation of a sewing course and the Swiss embassy donated 4 sewing machines so the ladies can start their own business.

Another way of providing jobs is with a catering business. This is where we help. Hj is giving a French cooking course for 1 month to raise funds for the Center. We just got done giving 2 courses for the youth. Now we are planning and figuring out the menu.
At the beginning there was a Costa Rican chef who helped the ladies to organize more in the kitchen. The plan is to uplift the catering business on a higher level so more company’s will come. At the sewing graduation we baked cookies and pastries to sell, also to raise funds. The Costa Rican chef was working as a volunteer as well and is 24 years old. We had great fun with him since he spoke very good english. The other day he told us that a hotel at the beach offered him a job and he took the offer. So now the people here would like us to stay longer so Hj can take over his job. We are still praying if this is the right thing or not.

The center is supported by the government and they have about 20 paid employees.
But the ladies who work in the kitchen mostly volunteer. On Thursdays and Fridays they have a company over for breakfast and lunch. Then the ladies get paid a little, but if the company doesn’t show up then they don’t get any money. They get a free meal at the Center and their bus tickets are compensated. We are praying for more work so we can expand the business. We are also praying for a van so they can go out and cater to others.

It is hard to explain what all they are doing, there is so much going on in just one day. Please join us as we pray.

Please post on our wall?

We don’t have a Facebook account anymore, but we still have friends and we still have a wall (four, actually)!  After we closed our account, God asked me to use the gained time to intercede for my friends.  So if you’re my friend or even an acquaintance and could use some prayer over your life, let me know.  You can contact me in various ways but my favorite would be if you’d send me your photo to post on our wall, literally you know.  Rest assured you will be prayed over often!  Our address for the next two months is below.
Hj and Joy Fousert
c/o Fundacion Rahab
Apartado Postal 2161-1002
Paseo de los Estudiantes
San José, Costa Rica

13 months!

Love is more then words can describe
Love is the thing that keeps you going
Love is the rhythm that gives life swing
Love is there for you when you needed
Love is there for you when you don’t need it
Love is undignified
Love reaches out
Love is what you give to your brother
Love is what I see in your eyes.
Love will set you free, like the one you were made to be

 

Hope-fully

Camp Lovejoy, Tuesday 3rd July 2012.
While still in Camp Lovejoy we are waiting to fulfill our mission to travel upwards to the Rich Coast! We will leave at 3.15 A.M to pick up our driver Pastor J.  The other Sunday we could not hear Pastor J cause of the rain poring down on the church roof, but he stood his ground and did his very best to get his message across.  Tomorrow night he will be up waiting for us, hopefully. Then we will travel 45 minutes north east to a place called Bus-so Stationo and tag along all the way to Nicaragua the land of many lakes, hopefully. We will surf the couch of a cousin from a cousin and hopefully get enough sleep to continue to the Rich Coast, hopefully. We got a telegram not too long ago telling us that Joy got her permit to stay in the low country’s, after appealing. Well.. we are gone already and won’t be planning to pick the visa up in person.  Even though we had a blast staying in the depths of Holland, we have to look forward and without being turned into salt we will go, hopefully.