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Kody Kostenko Dateline 10/23/2016 Bolivia
Several months ago, due to new national land-reform legislation, our school was declared property of the state. Our appeals to the local and provincial INRA officials were decisively rejected, and our last resort was to petition at the national level and await divine intervention.
            God provided just the right lawyer to defend our case in the capitol: an expert in real-estate law and former employee of INRA, the government land agency. He quickly found enough problems with the actions of the agency to build a compelling case. The judge ruled in our favor, and ordered INRA to desist. The national INRA officials reprimanded departmental INRA in order to save the agency from complete embarrassment.
As David Gates put it, “They don’t care if their people steal land, as long as they can do it without getting called out and embarrassing the agency.”
Unfortunately, the big-shot lawyer who took our case was of a similar spirit of his INRA brethren, and charged $10,000 for his services. But before that discouraging news even reached us, a lady from LaPaz payed the fee in full! I don’t even know who she is or how she found out about the case, but I know God put it in her heart to help. Our God is a mighty defender. We have nothing to fear as long as we are in his keeping. Thank you all who have kept this situation before the Lord in prayer.
Kody & Lyli Kostenko
"There is no limit to the usefulness of the one who, putting self aside, makes room for the working of the Holy Spirit upon his heart and lives a life wholly consecrated to God."  {8T 19.3}