Costa Rica

I arrived home from my trip to Costa Rica on Monday afternoon. I was in the country for 9 days with a mission team from our church.  Our missional goal was to make building progress on a parsonage at one of the local Methodist churches in San Pedro and run a successful vacation bible school for the children of the church and surrounding community.  I traveled with eleven awesome men and women and could not have asked to serve with a more wonderful group of people.  We spent 5 days working really hard hauling dirt and rocks, filling concrete forms, laying block, making mortar, moving concrete blocks and on and on…..Our afternoons were spent with the kids and were filled with music, crafts, bible stories and tons of fun.  We met great families along the way, making it really hard to say goodbye by the last day.  Our team was blessed to be able to worship twice with our new friends.  Worshipping in La Iglesia Metodista was very much the same as we do at Wilson, very spiritual and uplifting. We had an wonderful week filled with hard work and great fellowship.  All the glory goes to God, for the work He put in front of us and the ability to push through that work together.
I hope to write more later but for now enjoy some of the pictures…a lot of pictures…really a lot….

 the Methodist seminary where we slept and ate most of our meals
 an oxen cart on the way up to the volcano, Irazu

 courtyard at the seminary

 our first job was hauling concrete blocks
 sifting dirt to make mortar
filling forms with concrete, one trowel at a time 🙂

 our team at the work site

 crab soccer with some of our new friends at the church

one of my new buddies I met during vbs

 Costa Rican rainforest
We met this little guy on our nature walk, green tree frog

just one of many gorgeous flowers growing wild in the rainforest.
Have a great week! Enjoy this beautiful weather!
Jennifer


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