Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 4 and Day 5

Sunday was a "chill" day. We had the chance to sleep in and enjoy some well needed rest. After eating breakfast, instead of running off to pour into the local children we stayed inside and let God pour into us. Albert, the director, led a simple church service at Pura Vida on character. We learned that character costs us something. After having our own spiritual needs met, we went to the second site, Linda Vista. The children were so happy to see us. We played games and told them about the importance of family. Shortly after that, we went back to PVM and got washed up for dinner. Sunday night, we had the joy of eating out. We had the chance to enjoy the brisk Costa Rican evening weather while bonding with our fellow missionaries.
Monday we returned to our regualr schedule. We went to the first site, Calle Zamora, a local soccer field. When we arrived, a nearby middle school was using the soccer field for PE. We prayed that God would soften the hearts of the PE teachers, so they would let us use a small portion of the field. They did. Unfortunately, the regular VBS children did not arrive until later. However, God knew what part they needed to hear. Sadly, we had to say our last good byes to the children at this site because tomorrow is a half day. We went back to PVM and had lunch. We rested a bit and headed out to the second site. Some of the children had to go to school during the afternoon, so they could not come. After we finished our VBS session, we said our final goodbyes to the children who won't be at that site tomorrow since they'll be at school. Our hearts broke, as these are the kids we have gotten to know for the past four days. We built relationships, we bonded and now we miss each other. Tomorrow we will go to Linda Vista in the morning to visit the other children we did not get to see this afternoon.
All of us here miss our families. We look foward to coming back home and showing off our tans.
PS. Continue to pray for safety and health especially as we start touring Costa Rica.

Thanks to Ashley Keeley and Ashlie Jobst for editing this blog.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Ellen and Lou said...

What great work you all did there, reaching out to so many children! We are sure you all received as many blessings as you gave, children always grab your heart! Your work there will impact their lives forever! Mission accomplished!
:):):)

We will pray for you all as you prepare to come home.

Much Love,
Ellen and Lou Hadden

3/27/2012 8:51 AM  
Blogger Linda Howard said...

Blessings to you the Senior girls of BRCS. You are not there by chance. You are there because you answered God when He tugged on your hearts to go and make a difference, to show them Jesus loves them. You honor God with your sacrifice and the great commission to go unto all peoples. You bring light and hope. God is not dead. He is surely alive. He is living on the inside, roaring like a lion. <{{{><

3/27/2012 12:56 PM  
Anonymous Gabby Alfieri said...

I hope you girls are having a blast!! I understand what you are going through with saying goodbye to the kids it stinks, but because you poured into them they will never forget you or the example you left for them! Praying for you guys :)

3/27/2012 2:11 PM  

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