|Donovan arriving on the bus with the group. Pablo is leading the|
children in welcoming songs!
|Pablo cut fresh coconuts from his tree with his machete|
to share Pipa (coconut water) with the group.
|Pablo shared a beautiful testimony in his grotto|
of the Immaculate Conception.
|We gathered for prayer and testimonies daily.|
|We visited the Cathedral in Ciudad Quesada.|
|Praying in front of the Cathedral|
|We visited a convalescent home.|
|We sang songs and the children brought so much joy|
to the people.
|We made home visits and brought friendship, joy, prayer,|
|At one of Donovan's house visits this|
little girl wanted to be held by Donovan.
|Jen was the group leader for the High School group that came|
from Dallas, TX.
|We had a blessed time visiting houses|
to pray with the people who lived there.
|We were so blessed by the joy of this family.|
|Gabriel loves to "drive"! He really hit it off with our bus driver.|
|We gathered each day at the elementary school|
near Pablo's for our work project (cleaning, painting, etc)
and to share songs, testimonies and play with the
|Our kids enjoyed coloring and playing together.|
|Pablo leading us in praise & worship songs at the|
|Suzanna (Joseph's sister) came to help lead the|
mission trip. Here she is translating a testimony
of one of the high school girls.
|The school needed to be painted and we had lots of|
|In the evenings we gathered at a high school for|
|Suzanna giving a testimony in Spanish.|
|The children sang songs and taught the students the hand|
|The group and the students played group games, jump rope,|
soccer, & hulu hoop. Playing crosses language barriers
and makes friends!
|We shared some of the words of JPII in our testimony.|
|The children singing in the chapel while visiting with|
a local community. Children really DO make the
|Walking to a waterfall for our Desert Day (a time of personal|
prayer in nature with your Bible and the Lord).
|We climbed down to the waterfall|
(about 500 stairs).
|Going down was fairly easy but for those of|
us out of shape coming back up was a
challenge (especially when all the
high schoolers ran past, ha, ha)!
|God's creation is AMAZING & POWERFUL!|
|We spread out with our Bibles to pray.|
|I love this photo of the Geerling Family.|
We are so blessed to have them here in
Costa Rica with us!!!
|We ended the day with a super special treat:|
ice cream! (we don't have ice cream shops
in our town so when we travel to another
place the girls LOVE to get ice cream.
|The group had so much fun getting to know Pablo and|
|Saying goodbye to our new friends.|
|The hotel blessed us with a free breakfast because|
they enjoyed our group so much and wanted to say
thank you to us for staying there. It was a yummy tico meal
of gallo pinto, friend plaintain and scrambles eggs.
|The group from Dallas brought 25 people, plus our missionaries|
and Pablo's family.
|One last chance to drive :)|
|The kids made leaf hats at Pablo's house with Suzanna's kids.|
Thank you all who made this mission such an amazing blessing to us
and to the communities we served!