High season for tourism is in full swing down here in Tamarindo, and it’s been great having our annual visitors with us as well as many new faces at church on Sundays. During our February Pizza Fellowship gathering this past month, we had more people attend than ever… as evidenced by the record number of 30 pizzas that we ate! Wow! Good fun, good food, good fellowship.
NICARAGUA MISSION TRIP
But the biggest highlight of this past month was of course… the Nicaragua Mission trip. Thank you for your prayers… it was another blessed and fruitful time of serving our brothers and sisters up in Nicaragua. During our trip to Nicaragua we spent two days painting two classrooms, and on one of
the days… we took about 22 students on a field trip to see and experience activities they would otherwise not get to experience. Sharing experiences like this outside of their everyday life is important for giving them vision and ambition for a life beyond their world of poverty. During the field trip, the students got to see into the mouth of a volcano, visit the zoo, play at a “dinosaur park”, and to go out to lunch for pizza and fried chicken. And for those of us who have sponsored children at the school, we were blessed with the opportunity to take our sponsored child/children with us on the outing.
A special bonus on this trip is that we had two ladies on our team who have talent for teaching dance and cutting hair. So, during our time of painting, these ladies were able to give free haircuts to students and staff… and to teach dance to a few of the girls. So fun to see the smiles on the faces of those kids, and to see all that
Funda Cristo is doing to give them an opportunity for a better future. God is doing awesome things through Funda Cristo School, and we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with them in the work they are doing in Cristo Rey.
We’d also like to say thank you to those in our church who have reached out to help the family from Nicaragua that has recently fled Nicaragua to find safety. Your compassion and generosity have been a blessing to them. Thank you for being the church.
MARCH MISSION TEAM- HOUSTON’S FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Next week, a mission team from Houston’s First Baptist Church (HFBC) will be visiting with us as they have been for the past several years. This year, HFBC will be partnering with Tamarindo Church by doing several work projects on the property, evangelizing in the local community, and serving with a local food bank. Be sure to reach out and make their team feel welcome.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
Pizza Fellowship- March 17th Join us after church at Best Western/Monkey Bar in Tamarindo for pizza and hanging out.
Thank you all again for your prayers and for the many ways you participate in the life and ministry of Tamarindo Church. Tamarindo Church. We hope to see you next Sunday!
May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart
and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
and lift up our banners in the name of our God.
~ Psalm 20
Lyle & Stacey
Sunday, March 17th
Hey all… just a reminder that we are on for pizza and hanging out after church on Sunday the 17th after church. Activities begin at 12:00 noon at the Monkey Bar/Best Western Vista Villas. Bring a bathing suit if you want to swim. Hope to see you all there!
Join us for Youth Group every Friday, 7 – 8:30 pm at Tamarindo Church! Youth nights at Tamarindo Church create an environment where teenagers feel welcomed and feel safe to be themselves. And join us on Sunday mornings at 10:00am for diving deeper into God’s truth together at Church.
Each week, we start Youth Group with some crazy games… followed by a time of digging into the Bible together to figure out who Jesus is and what He is all about. All 6th – 12th grade students are invited!
Join our facebook group “TC Youth” and follow our instagram account “tcyouthcr” to stay up to date on what’s happening! Be sure to “LIKE” our Facebook page for Tamarindo Church Youth to stay updated on any changes in schedule or special events. Click here to go to our page. TC Youth
For more information, contact Ashley Look: 8416-8807 Ashleylook9@gmail.com____________________________________________TC WISH LIST From time to time, Tamarindo Church will have wants/needs for the church that we do not currently have in our budget. If you would like to help by contributing toward any of the items below, please contact Lyle Watson: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Sound Panels- to dampen sound for acoustics in the sanctuary. $3,000.
- Fencing- cyclone fencing around the back and left side of the church for security. $7,350.
- Water Tank and Pump– for water supply during the dry season. $7,000.
__________________________________________MUSICIANS WANTED We are seeking people with musical and vocal talent to join
our worship team. If God has gifted you with musical or technical talent, we want you to be able to use it for His glory! Our immediate need is for instrumentalists, primarily Bass and Drums. We welcome those who can play other instruments (i.e. keyboard, ukulele, etc.) but the instruments cannot be supplied. Here are the first few steps for becoming part of the worship team…
- Prayerfully consider your involvement.
- Contact Lyle Watson: email@example.com expressing your interest. The email should include:
- Musical or technical experience and skill.
- The reason you are interested in joining the worship team.
- Pastor Lyle will review your information and schedule time when you can join us for an audition.
If you have questions please contact Lyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WOMEN’S GROUP-WHEN? Wednesdays @12:30pm-2:00pmWHERE? Meetings are in Tamarindo Church Fellowship Room, 1st floor.For more info contact Stacey email@example.com or call 8706-7479
MEN’S GROUP– WHEN? Wednesdays @ 9:00amWHERE? Come join us on Wednesdays 9:00 AM in the Tamarindo Church Fellowship Room, 1st floor. If you would like to come and hang out over coffee, several of us meet early at 8:45. For more info contact pastor Lyle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 8868-0871
|Tamarindo Church Prayer RequestsPlease continue to pray for……|
That God would guide us in our vision and strategy for reaching and serving our community.
Thanks be to God for our staff and volunteers who serve in many roles in the church. Please pray that God would continue to build a sense of unity and family among our core church members
LEADERSHIP Please pray for our Church Board and our Ministry Leadership Team. Please pray that God would bless our Leadership with wisdom and humility as we lead the church.
We are currently $10,000 away from reaching our Pledge Drive goal for the 2019 operating budget. Please pray that God would continue to provide and meet our financial needs for this year of ministry.
That God would create a spiritual hunger in our community, and that we would see many come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.
Please pray for our leadership and volunteers as we transition into a new season of ministry in our new church building. Change and growth is exciting, but often a bit stressful. Please pray for unity, grace, patience and flexibility among all of us as we adjust to life and ministry in the new church building.
THE WATSON FAMILY
Please pray spiritual wisdom and direction for Pastor Lyle as he leads the church. For Stacey’s job in real estate… that she would find good balance between family, ministry and work… and not feel over-stressed or anxious. And please pray she would earn enough to cover our children’s school tuition. For our children Olivia and Wolfie… that they would continue to grow to know, love, and serve our Lord. And for spiritual protection over our family.
Please pray spiritual protection over our church and our Ministry Teams…. guarding us from spiritual attack and oppression, and anything that causes disunity and divisiveness in the body of faith at Tamarindo Church.