For many new missionary families, the first task is to learn the language of the people they will be serving. This can be an intense time as they grapple with language acquisition while adjusting to life in a new culture. The Lord has provided an opportunity for Randy and Marcia to serve, support, and care for missionary families at The Spanish Language Institute in San Jose, Costa Rica. Language study is a demanding and crucial time for missionaries preparing for their future ministry field assignments. Randy and Marcia will come along side of these missionaries as Biblical Counselors on the Pastoral Care and Counseling team.
Randy and Marcia have fulfilled a number of ministry roles over the past thirty-eight years. Randy has served as associate pastor, senior pastor, Christian school teacher and administrator. Marcia has worked alongside Randy in various supportive ministry roles in the church, as well as working with negligent and abusive parents to improve parenting skills. They enjoy counseling and teaching as a team and have presented workshops on topics such as; how to share the gospel effectively, ministering to the poor, sexual purity, conflict resolution, and communication in marriage. For the past ten years, they have served together in pro-life ministry at a pregnancy center where Marcia worked as the Executive Director and Randy as the Mens Ministry Coordinator. Their work with couples facing unexpected pregnancies led them to pursue advanced degrees in Biblical Counseling. They have been blessed to see how the sufficient Word of God can bring hope and resolution to even complex and long-standing problems.
To learn more about our ministry visit us at www.equipfortheharvest.org.