Challenges, Discouragements, Victories, Conquests, Frustrations and JOY!

Challenges, Discouragements, Victories, Conquests, Frustrations and JOY!

August 16, 2022

Submitted by Beverly Nolte

Bruna Farat, serving as a United Methodist Church missionary in Costa Rica, has just celebrated her commissioning as a missionary in June with leaders of Global Ministries. Her family, husband Nouhou and two-year-old daughter, Hadassa, moved to Costa Rica nine months ago from Brazil where she was born, grew up and served in various ministry roles. 
 
Working with three small rural churches she has faced many challenges but is thanking God for each of the churches and how the Lord is working through her to bring them back to active ministry.
 
She writes, “The Pacuarito Church is a gift from God. This town is reacting in a wonderful way! We have a women's league and a men's fellowship that meets every two weeks. There is a Bible Study after which we share a meal. Our Sunday School is now active with plans for a Children and Youth League. Our Cairo church women want to start handicraft classes to learn different skills. At Siquirres, an older congregation, we see elders bringing their grandchildren to Sunday School with an average of 25 children.” 
 
Bruna also remarks, “The mission is like this, we live good moments and not so good ones, but something is a reality that does not change: God is the owner of all this work!  I would like for you to join me in prayer support as well as financial support.” 
 
Here is a note from Missionary Itineration Coordinator Beverly Nolte:    With the retirement of  Jane Kies in September I suggest that Iowa churches and individuals consider being in mission with Bruna Farat Kakale as she begins her missionary career in Costa Rica.  Her biography is found at: umcmission.org/missionary-bio/3022593.