Jesus the Outdoorsman – Leah Kostamo

Leah reminds us that the setting of the story is important, and that Jesus’ story was largely set in the outdoors—his birth, death, baptism, wilderness experience, his parables’ settings and objects, his time of prayer with his Father. In a story of an intern finding a rare species of fish at the environmental center where Leah lives and works, she wrestles with whether it’s weird or real that God would care for the small details of our lives and the lowliest of all creatures.

Leah Kostamo

Leah Kostamo

Leah Kostamo is the author of Planted: a Story of Creation, Calling and Community, a book Eugene H. Peterson called “remarkable”. She works alongside her husband Markku to show God’s love for all creation through the ministry of A Rocha. Together they started the first Christian environmental center in Canada, which over the past twelve years has welcomed thousands of visitors and interns who have rolled up their sleeves to grow organic vegetables, restore salmon streams and inspire school children. Leah shares life with five other families (and a myriad of chickens) on Kingfisher Farm near Vancouver, BC.

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