It’s 5 a.m., Thursday morning in Costa Rica. Today is our vacation day! We’re going to a crocodile farm followed by going to the beach and a few other surprises.
It’s been an unbelievable trip so far! Our typical daily agenda looks like this:
8 a.m. – Breakfast
8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Work with Lunch
6 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Chapel
8 p.m. – 10 p.m. – Group Time
We’re working with 6:8 Ministries! They are awesome! They are definitely being the church in Costa Rica. Were helping in several different ministries:
1.) Building a House – They have a vision to build 12 houses a year for people! We get the privilege of building one of them this year! It’s a ton of work and we’re literally building the house from scratch, but it’s awesome! We can’t wait to give the house to the owner when it’s finished this weekend.
2.) Feeding Center – A few times a week the church opens it’s doors to feed the homeless. There is a 70% unemployment rate here. So they get these people in the door and ultimately try to get them to serve in some capacity and ultimately get a job where they’re making money.
3.) English Classes – We’ve gotten to go into schools as well as be a part of English classes the church offers in the evenings! It’s so much fun!
4.) Dramas / Sharing the Gospel – We’ve presented a drama we’ve practiced everywhere we go. Afterward, the Gospel is always shared. It’s pretty awesome!
5.) Men’s Center – This was pretty sweet. . . they have a center where they bring in 7 men, as long as they follow the rules, and house them. They ultimately try to get them off substance abuse and into the working world.
6.) Prayer Walks – Walking around the city and praying for different needs! Definitely awesome!
We’ve done several other things as well, but we’ll fill all of you in when we get back! Pastor Nathan has posted some pictures here. We’ve taken a ton of pictures of the projects we’ve been a part of and we’ll be sure to post them when we get home.
Our students have been incredible! They all have amazing attitudes and I literally have not heard anyone complain. We’re making a ton of great memories together! I know this is going to be a life changing trip for each of them.
Please continue to pray that God will continue to do big things both in and through our lives!
We miss you guys back home!