Building Project

Hola!

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas; it’s great being in Costa Rica. I am enjoying the holidays with friends here in La Gloria. It is a true blessing to be in community with God’s people in the nations!

Cabin Remodel Funding

As recently mentioned I have been working on a proposal to remodel the cabin on the WyldeLife Sanctuary of Costa Rica. This is the first building on the property and has been serving as a camp-style residence and meeting place for several years. The building is in need of repairs and we are preparing to move into a more active time of hosting conferences, visiting teams and beginning other building projects.

My goal is to remodel the cabin into a fully weather proof guest house, office and meeting room by the end of February 2017.

For $3,500 we will:

  • Replace the wood roof structure with metal.
  • Finish the half walls to full height.
  • Install doors and windows.
  • Replace 200 meters of main electrical line.
  • Install basic plumbing for future water connection.

Remodeling the cabin into a simple though comfortable residence onsite allows more time focus on ministry and development of the WyldeLife Sanctuary of Costa Rica. One of my challenges over the last two years has been camp-style living taking my time away from responsibilities as well as making it difficult to host visitors and ministry gatherings. As you can imagine I am excited to begin this project!

How to send support:

Credit or Debit: visit Costarica.eaglemissions.org/nathan-dodge and designate “Nathan Dodge – Cabin”

Checks: make payable to “CMM” with “Nathan Dodge – Cabin” in the memo and send to: CMM, PO Box 7705, Charlotte, NC 28241

Thank you for supporting and praying for me. Many blessing to you in Jesus’ name! Happy new year!

 

 

 

 

God is Moving

 

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Nathan Dodge Assistant Director, Wylde Life Sanctuary of Costa Rica

The above picture is with “Generation DNA” the local group of young people who I am blessed to assist and partner with in outreaches. They are among the first to receive ministry as we progress in establishing the Wylde Life Sanctuary of Costa Rica.

 

 

“To Reach and Disciple the Young of the Nations to Reach and Disciple the Nations”

Answers to Prayer

Praise God! He is moving us forward in several areas of Developing the Wylde Life Sanctuary of Costa Rica. The three weeks since I returned have been a running start.

The first thing that struck me upon returning was the growth in the youth. After being away for three months, interceding and communicating from a distance, what a blessing to return and see an increase in fruit! There has been an expanding of the heart of worship; the group as a whole is engaging in deepening, sincere worship. There are new young people coming, being invited into God’s presence. There is never a shortage of people struggling needing prayer and truth in Love. One young man we have been praying for in particular, who had walked away from God, has come back. It is amazing how the heart is seen through the eyes; the light has returned to his eyes as He is trusting himself to God again!

Another prayer answered; I have house to rent now. The living situation has been more or less camping for the last two years. This will allow for an office, two guest rooms, meeting and secure storage. It’s only a ten minute drive from the Wylde Life Sanctuary, in La Gloria so I am in community with all the young people and their families. Thank you, Jesus!

Progress

My primary project, remodeling the cabin, is now ready for funding. The cabin I lived in on the Wylde Life Sanctuary served well as a camp; now we are doing needed repair and remodel. Proposed is replacing the deteriorating wood roof structure with metal, installing a ceiling, finishing walls, adding windows and doors. In essence I am making it a weatherproof, secure, simple living structure on a $3,000 projected budget. This will allow me to live safely on the ministry property, have gatherings during rainy season and host teams. This week I begin fundraising for this project.

We are holding a youth conference at the Wylde Life Sanctuary January 19-21, 2017. This includes youth from several churches around Costa Rica for worship, intercession, teaching and fellowship. I have a growing expectation as I see the destiny of Costa Rica being shaped in this generation. This a major step forward in the ministry vision of establishing the Wylde Life Sanctuary to reach and disciple the youth of the nations unto Christ so they can in turn disciple the nations.

I thank God as I am making progress in construction and development, studies for ministry and Spanish language, ministry and building of relationship and understanding culture.

How you can be involved and help

  • Please cover me in prayer as lead by the Spirit! The warfare is not all personal but much is resistance of the enemy against me as I represent a significant establishing of God’s kingdom in Costa Rica. Pray that I grow in maturity in Christ as a true bondservant for His purposes, for my health and over the nation and people who are seeking after Him.
  • Financial support: I am living less than $500 per month. I would like to be at $1,000 per month for living and ministry expenses.
  • Consider visiting Costa Rica: contact me if you are interested in coming be a part of what God is doing here for any length of time.

God bless you and thank you for your prayer and support!

How to donate

Credit/Debit: visit costarica.eaglemissions.org/nathan-dodge and designate “Nathan Dodge Costa Rica.”

Check: make checks to “Morning Star Missions” with “Nathan Dodge Costa Rica” in the memo. Mail to:

CMM

PO Box 7705

Charlotte, NC 28241

 

Contact

nathanoutthere@gmail.com

 

 

Reflections of the Heart

Praise God I am in Costa Rica and God is doing great things! I will say more soon; first are some reflections of the heart.

It has been a long time since I have written. Being honest I wanted to and even began a few times but came short of what to say. As we all ought to be, I am in process of maturing in my relationship with God and I don’t always like how that process feels; though at times the feeling is unpleasant, the process and no doubt God is good. I have always spoken from the heart so when my heart does not know what to say I tend to be silent for a time… here’s to maturing in Christ and learning to share the unpleasant part of process which leads to eternal riches and true beauty!

These things I would like to share as I believe many of you have, are or will be here in some way as you walk with God. May you be encouraged and journey deeper into the living heart of God!

[Rom 5:3-5 NKJV] And not only [that], but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

As I recently read this passage I realized it allowed me to express and understand one of my struggles… I have been afraid I will not be able to persevere on to character or as NASB says, “proven character.” Of course God is able to do anything in me but I was asking, “Will I really be strong enough?” Serving in Costa Rica has required more of me than I am. One day I would say, “Thank you, Jesus, as you are using me for great things; I am humbled.” Another day I would say, “O, God, help! I am overwhelmed!”

I have actually been afraid of being good enough for God, to be entrusted with His plan for me and so also afraid of committing my full self, of persevering!

[2Co 5:17 NKJV] Therefore, if anyone [is] in Christ, [he is] a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

[Eph 2:6 NKJV] and raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in the heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus,

The truth is my old ways that I am afraid of, the lies the enemy designed to cause me to separate myself from God are dead. We are new persons in Christ, just as Jesus when on earth as our example, we are perfect as to His nature in us yet we are in the process of maturing. God is teaching us how to live from the perspective of the Father’s heart, as seated with Christ in heavenly places, in the world but not of it.

I leave you with this:

[Gal 6:8-9 NKJV] For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.