Throughout this journey to the mission field, Mike and I have adopted the phrase: holding all things loosely. For us, it is a constant reminder that all our plans are in God's hands and we are following Him wherever He leads. With that being said, our plans have changed a bit. We will not be going to Costa Rica...we will be going to Bogota, Colombia! It was an adjustment at first, but now we eagerly await what God has for us there. We will still attend language school, but we will also participate in a cross-cultural internship with the MTW team there. There are still lots of questions about logistics, but we are excited about the opportunity there. ALSO, Mike has officially completed his seminary studies for his Master of Arts in Religion degree!! NO MORE CLASSES!! He does still need to complete his thesis work, which he'll be working on for the next several months, and hopefully graduating in the Spring.