Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Today, we went ATVing (I think is what you would call it...). The group had a blast! Unfortunately, this means our trip is wrapping up! We have experienced God's love in so many ways while being here in Costa Rica! We will begin our journey back tomorrow morning around 9:00am (Costa Rica time) and return home around 10:30 pm (USA time). Again, we ask for your continued prayers as we travel home!
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Today we attended Pastor Minor's church! The church sends their appreciation to our church family as a whole!
Look at the difference turning the lights on makes!
Also, I forgot to say that yesterday the doctor saw 45 people. Our Costa Rican friend, Marta, bought food for a family and milk for their baby that did not have those necessities. Also, the waiter we had at dinner last night knew of the church we were working with and Pastor Minor!
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Today, our CCI family joined us as well as friends' of theirs from a local radio station. It was also our last day of playing with the kids and working on the construction in the church! The construction group has put up 5 new lights and separate switches for sets of lights, both for the church and Minor's house (which is attached to the church)! It was a beautiful moment for everyone when the lights came on! We had our CCI doctor, David, to help the people who came to see him. Along with the doctor, we had Alex, a hair stylist. We had lots of children come back again today to play and learn with us! We began with a lesson and made necklaces with the children. We played soccer, baseball, frisbee, and made up games in the plaza for a few hours. We returned to the church for lunch (rice with vegetables and chicken in a red sauce). Construction continued after lunch and so did playing with the children.
Friday, June 26, 2015
There was a lot of things happening today! Our group split into two again, construction and kids. The construction group was very productive in getting the electricity almost completed today. Mr. Franks was in the electrical box with a screwdriver (fingers crossed the electricity was off....just kidding Mrs. Franks, it was). They put in four circuit breakers so that lights can be turned off in one place and on in another. For tomorrow, they are set to put in a second meter, so they can be charged less as a church for the electricity. The kids group stared the day off with walking around the local area to evangelize and invite people to join us in our activities today and tomorrow. Everyone in the group made an attempt in Spanish to invite families. Most families were accepting of our invitation and asked clarifying questions. We returned to the church around 12 to eat lunch and get ready for our afternoon activities, which consisted braclets and sweating...I mean playing! As always the kids were fun to play with and we can't wait to play with them again tomorrow! Andres and Marta have come to join us today! We are excited for them to be able to join us again this year!
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Today was hot! We worked with the children of a neighboring church. When we split into our groups again, one group went to evangelize to the children of this new church. The other group planned and went to the hardware stores, four of them. We had about 40 children to play with and to share the love of Christ! Today was a good day!
Tonight, we had pizza for dinner. One of the pizza that we ordered was called American pizza. It had pepperoni, bacon, and mushrooms on it! The team devoured it! I guess Costa Rica knows their American friends!