Monday, December 28, 2009

Team Members

The Team Members going on the MIM Costa Rica 2010 trip are:
The Team Members attend the following Churches.

Team Members Attend The Following Churches:
332 East Seminary Avenue
Wheaton, Illinois 60187

28W 240 North Avenue
West Chicago, Illinois 60185

479 South Park Street
Richland Center, Wisconsin 53581

LPDV Students

The picture is a group of High School students from LPDV.
They will arrive in Wheaton on January the 3rd and depart on January the 23rd.
They will be in the HYACK room, which is one floor below where we have our meeting on Monday the 4th between 5:30 and 7pm.

Flight INFO.



Meeting at College Church Commons parking lot at 11:00 AM

Depart for O’Hare Airport at 11:30 AM to Delta Airlines Terminal
DEPART: Chicago Flight 852 2:05 PM
ARRIVE: Atlanta 5:07 PM
DEPART: Atlanta Flight 413 7:01 PM
ARRIVE: San Jose, Costa Rica 10:10 PM
Walk boldly through customs.
Welcome greetings from LA PALABRA DE VIDA group
(Stay close to your personal belongings and luggage at all times. Let no one handle your bags unless advised by group leader)


After saying our farewells to our great and wonderful hosts we will depart for the airport at 11:15 AM
DEPART: San Jose Flight 412 1:55 PM
ARRIVE Atlanta 7:08 PM
Walk boldly through US Customs
DEPART: Atlanta Flight 878 9:30 PM
ARRIVE Chicago O’Hare Airport 10:43 PM



Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Ron's plaque for LPDV

The plaque is made of Mahogany wood and the writing is done by laser.
My understanding is that the plaque will be located outside the Principles office.
For those who knew Ron, the location by the Principle's office is appropriate. I think it should be in the Kitchen! Ron would be 1st in line.
"Because we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared in advance in order to implement them." Ephesians 2:10

Monday, December 14, 2009

LPDV Testimonies

The picture of Estefan and his dad I took in 2002. The father would drop off his son and pick him up everyday on his motor bike. Other children come by cars and bus. I think Estefan was on scholarship for him to attend LPDV?
Wally Korol<><

The stories below illustrate how God has used LPDV to further His Kingdom.

On a voluntary basis, parent of elementary school children who have studied at LPDV since preschool were recently asked to write letters expressing how the school has affected their children. Here is a sampling of three responses (translated from Spanish to English).

A. From a third grade mother:
"... even though I am a Roman Catholic, I see many deficiencies in how our church educates us about the existence of God... When Jamie started to receive 'Bible' classes with Teacher Lauren at La Palabra de Vida and started to talk with me about Psalms that they were studying. I felt so relieved because I felt that more than just studying the Bible {academically], they were teaching how to live with God in your heart... I feel that my son is truly developing a relationship with God... I know that Jamie is learning in La Palabra de Vida who God and Jesus are, according to what the Bible establishes... this institution has been very respectful of people who do not belong to their congregation [the denomination of the founders of the school, or evangelicals in general], on the contrary they have made us feel very welcome."

B. From a mother with two children in the school:
"... after six years, every day I am surprised to see the progress that my children have made academically, socially, and most importantly spiritually. I have fought during their years of life to teach them the wonders of God, and it has been very difficult to make them understand the importance of giving their lives to Christ, but the institution has achieved what I have not. You {La Palabra de Vida}, with the help of the holy Spirit have managed to plant in their hearts to love and fear God."

C. From a second grade father:
"During the two and a half years that my son has been a regular student at the center, I have noticed not only progress in his academics, but also in the spiritual area. A very gratifying experience was the gift that my son received from the school when he graduated from Kindergarten: a children's Bible which he could, and has read. It has given him, for his age, an ample knowledge of the Scriptures."

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Meeting December the 7th at 7PM

HELLO TEAM! Just a note to remind you of our MIM pre-trip planning meeting Monday night December 7 at 7PM at College Church Commons.
If you have not already done so please bring your completed application, photo copy of passport, trip deposit, letters from church staff.
Also, any money received for the trip not sent to PO Box 555.
Several important items will be discussed regarding our trip plans. We will have a devotional sign-up sheet and will discuss plans for morning and evening devotions.
You will be advised of Donner's who sent money to Box 555 in your behalf so you can follow up with Thank You notes.
Be prepared to sing under the leadership of Wes Dusek, our music man! Also a time to share prayer requests.
Meanwhile continue to pray for each team member, for guidance in their lives as they make plans for the trip.
Once again God has assembled the team that He wants to complete the jobs at La Palabra De Vida.
See you Monday nite at 7....................................Harry




The Ficus tree was a source of many sleepless nights. The seeds would fall on the metal roof on and off during the night. Ear plugs helped a lot. The ear plugs will still be necessary because the snoring I'm sure will still go on.

The tree removal will just make it easier when the old building get taken down for the next building project.
Now the Rats can't hide behind the tree.


Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November 9th meeting.

HI TEAM!! Ready for another pre-trip Costa Rica planning meeting??????? PLEASE plan to be at our next meeting Monday night November 9th at 7PM College Church Commons building(Room to left at entance-Stars Room).
1. Please bring completed application.
2. Photo Copy of current passport. Make sure that it is good for six months from Chicago departure. I have copies of former team members.
3. Check for trip deposit, plus any additional funds you may have collected.
4. List of songs you want to sing to be added to Wes Dusek's song book.
5. Bring friends who may be interested in becoming a team member
6. Bring questions and concerns regarding trip.
7. Bring PRAYER requests.
8. Looking for a morning and evening devotional leaders. Please let me know if you are willing.

THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS TRIP IS PRAYER. Please pray for fellow team members daily or as the Lord leads. Here is a list of the current team:
Wes Dusek
Ken Swanson
Tom Kost
Dave Patterson
Wally Lorenson
Wally Korol
Ashley Korol
Howard Kern
Lisa Kern
Roy Acuna
Harry Teiwes

11 team members. We have 16 seats with Delta Airlines

SEE YOU ALL MONDAY EVENING AT 7:00!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Harry Teiwes

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October 14th Meeting with Matt and Lisa..

There was a large turn out for our 1st MIM's Costa Rica Meeting. Wes started everyone in singing "Sing the Wondrous Love of Jesus" and we all got to meet Arthur E. Hill.
Matt and Lisa talked about the school and projects and needs. We prayed that the High School group will be able to get their Visa'a on Thursday so they will be able to come to Wheaton in January for 3 weeks. We prayed especially for Gretel that she would have no problems getting the Visa.
Matt showed pictures on the buildings progress. This Blog has most of the projects that need to be accomplished before the new school year.
Prayer for the Befus support concerns. Also to finish out the school year strong and a safe trip home on Friday.

Our Scripture verse this year is Ephesians 2:10.

The next meeting will be in the Common's building in the Stars room, same as last year on Monday November 9th at 7pm.

The following meetings are December 7th and January 4th.

The Lord has already put together this Team if you know it or not. If undecided pray about going. If the Lord wants you to go,submit your application and reserve your seat on the plane and prepare to do a lot of work and give all the glory to our Lord.
Wally Korol <><

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Construction Priorities

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Hi guys,

It will be good to see you Wheaton guys next week. I look forward the the MIM meeting.

Attached you will find a jpg image of the construction priorities for the school in both the short and long term. Some decisions have been made by the academic and administrative directors here that have caused a rearrangement of priorities.

Finishing the K-P building for use by students in February is still on top (along with getting the playground down there), but we also want to get the high school computer lab moved underneath the gym, in the room that is currently used for art (Ray and Sigrid's bedroom in January). There are a number of good reasons to do this. For me the most important is having the computer lab next to the library...

So, with this change we could really use electricians and computer network people (there's lots of work for you here, Ray). Of course we also still need skilled cabinet-maker carpenters.

See some of you next week!


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

1st October Meeting with Matt and Lisa..


Our first pre-trip MIM COSTA RICA 2010 with Matt Befus on October 14th at 7PM College Church Welsh Hall. Welsh Hall is in the Basement level below the Choir room.
Past the restrooms and down the stairs.<<<<<<

The additional meetings will be in College Church Commons(room same as last year) 7PM.
The room is the Star's room.

Monday, September 28, 2009

October Meeting.

Hi Team! We will have our first pre-trip planning meeting the first part of October, hopefully we can have it with Matt and Lisa who will be in Wheaton for the College Church Missions conference. Look for an email. We still have a few air seats available. We are planning for a total of 16.

Flight info Delta
We leave Chicago January 14th at 2:50 PM Thursday.
We return Sunday Evening January 24th via Delta Airlines at 9:05PM

Also several team members expressed a desire to help Ronald,Jr scholarship fund. I plan to give Matt the cash when he is in Wheaton so it can be applied to his trip. If you plan to contribute please send it ASAP to BOX 555, Wheaton, Il 60187 or give it to me at church.


October Meeting.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

MIM Costa Rica Cover