A precious visit

Earlier in the year I was not expecting to visit home, although that was the plan in 2020, but we all know why nobody could travel in that year….

Things started to look a little better but not for us to consider a whole family visit.

When praying I had this deep sense that a trip would be the biggest blessing at this season.

Its been a tough year for many around the world as well as for us in Costa Rica. Closing down for part of the year, changing how we do things, lock downs. It drains you.

So when my family and friends told me they felt the same and wanted to help me get to my home country, my heart burst!


So on August 17th I was on a plane to Amsterdam!!!

Seeing the sun rise as I flew to Europe

I was going to spend 2 weeks with family and friends, alone.

Missing my family at home but knowing how important and needed this trip was going to be.

Yet I did not expect to be blessed so much more than what I could have imagined.

Sunny days in the yard with dad and mom
Shopping with mom and dad
Out with my nephew
Quality Coffee times with little Sis
Quality time with my 90 year old grandma

What can I say…time with family is so important. My older sis lives in Sweden with her husband and kids so that will have to be another trip 😊.

This pandemic has taught us a lot. Flying is needed, we need to see our families. We need to have personal, face to face connections with people, we can’t live without.

We need to look each other in the eye, embrace each other, say “I love you.” Hug each other goodbye.

My time in the Netherlands was so beautiful and full of blessing.

My team there and church blessed me and my family, celebrating 25 years of Gods faithfulness. Its hard to believe its really been 25 years, but it has.

Our team praying over me (us)
Visiting friends in YWAM Amsterdam
Central Station in Amsterdam

This gift was a much needed time and my heart is full and overflowing with gratitude.

Soon our oldest, Gioela will be traveling there as well and start her adventure of studying the Word of God in the capital of the Netherlands with YWAM. We could not be more excited for her.

YWAM Amsterdam

We know that even though we are on the other side of the world we will not let e pandemic stop us to connect with those around us, near or far in whatever way we can, while also taking care of our health.

In the midst of a crazy world, God is good and faithful and once again we have seen His goodness and we know He hears our deepest prayers. He answered mine in being able to see my family and spend quality time with them. He is a good Father.

Published by Marjolein Coghi

A multicultural, multilingual, multinational missionary family. Following and serving Jesus in Latin America.

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