Saturday, April 05, 2014

Our Second Day!

Posted by: Gabby Hurtado and Nicole Grant

Today began with a group breakfast and then we divided into three groups and each set off to a different location. On our walk from the bus to the VBS site, we walked by several houses and saw some kids playing outside. One little boy named Gito ran right into Nicole Ciavola’s arms into a big hug without even saying a hello! Needless to say, the kids were very happy to see us “gringos” and loved playing soccer with the boys, painting us girls’ nails, and just showing us love. It was a great experience and I loved seeing all my classmates so eager to use all the Spanish they’ve learned over the years in order to interact with the kids. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings! –Gabby

“Hola gringos!” This is the familiar greeting we’ve been getting all day. We broke up into three groups and went to our sites. The Fuego group went to Copan in the morning and Linda Vista in the afternoon. We were a little discouraged about the small turnout in the morning group, but that was soon wiped away by the mass of kids at the Linda Vista site. We even saw Arling and Aaron, two kids that Hope Carpinello and Dylan Kreisel, two seniors from last years trip, still sponsor. After we were done, we adventured in downtown San Ramon. We went to a panaderia, a bread store, and a delicious ice cream shop. We ended the night with a group session and some hot showers.  -Nicole

For our Friends and Family:

- “What’s good, Momma?” –Christian Burrows
- “Mom I’m safe! Estou sem creditos para ligar e nao sei como coloca. A ligacao caiu quando eu estava falando com meu pai e nao tem mais como ligar. ” –Isaac Ribeiro
- “Hi Mom, I didn't fall off any cliffs yet, also hi Dad and Ren ” –Nicole Grant
- “Hi Mama, Daddy, and Vanessa, don’t worry, I’m having fun! Te amo” –Alex Izmirlian
- “Hi Mommy and Daddy, I miss you all! Love you” –Gabby Hurtado
- “I miss all of you!” –Nicole Ciavola
- “Hi Mom!” –Ruddy Simon
- Hi mami! love and miss you, ill call when i can:) 💚 -michael

Prayer Requests

- class unity
- strength/energy
- health


Mrs. Gutierrez's group - El Feugo; and Officer Nava's group - The Enforcers.

The girls at Linda Vista. Nicole is holding Arling, Hope's sponsor child.


The children were fascinated by Ruddy's hair and nicknamed it "algodon negro" or "black cotton." Ruddy loved all the attention of course :)





Mr. Smith and Mrs. Sengberg's group - The Manatees - putting on a puppet show during VBS.




22 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is my son, Joshua? Joshua when you read this I love you, God bless you, I need to hear from you. Miss you tons. - MJ "Joshua mummy"

4/05/2014 1:03 AM  
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4/05/2014 1:06 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh Bandit, Trouble Pure, Micah Mario Tatie grandma grand pa X2 misses you mummy misses you. Say hello to everybody please be clear I want o hear from you. I am in gratitude here as I am missing you my Jposh

4/05/2014 1:12 AM  
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4/05/2014 1:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heartwarming to see the children immediately cling to our students. Seniors, let your little light shine. Gods love shines through with amazing brilliance. Praying for each of you. Blessings. Logan's nanny. Logan we miss you and love you so much.

4/05/2014 3:22 AM  
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4/05/2014 7:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job on your blogging!! LOVE LOVE LOVE all the photos! Thanks for keeping up posted on all that your doing and how God is using YOU!! Praying for you as you serve others and God! You will be used and be blessed more than you can imagine! Hugs and Prayers....Mrs. Ross (McKenzie's mom) Love you and miss you McKenzie!

4/05/2014 8:09 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Awe, awesome pictures of you guys and the kids. There is no greater joy than to serve and to go where God lead us.
Praying for all of you!

4/05/2014 9:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nicole, seeing you hold Arling brought me to tears! It looks like you seniors are already having a blast! This is a trip that you will remember every aspect of it. Continue to be a blessing and wear sunscreen!!
love and praying for you all


Hope Carpinello :)

4/05/2014 9:31 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

All of you guys look so pura vida. We envy you all.
Rosa do not forget to get keko's 1820 cafe which you can get at any pulperia.Try casado if you can, the typical Costa Rica dish accompanied with a glass of papaya shake. Besitos. Martha Jimenez.

4/05/2014 10:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good morning to all my babies.
Its momma Burrows again, i love reading everyone comment. Christian your group not taking picture? Because i don't see any picture with u in it.
Anyway i am at the vet WITH Mr. KITTY, GETTING HIS SOFT PAW ON.
ANYWAY CONTINUE TO BE BLESS AND PASS ON THOSE BLESSING TO OTHERS.
MOM LOVE YOU AND MISS U.
TAKE CARE ALL.

MUCH LOVE AND PEACE
MOMMA BURROWS

4/05/2014 10:30 AM  
Anonymous Paulette Klein said...

So wonderful to see these pictures. Thank you so very much for updating us with the happenings of your trip. I look forward to hearing more about your daily activities and to seeing how God will use each of your talents to serve his purpose as you work with his children. P.S. Emily we miss you!!!

4/05/2014 2:31 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Oi Isaac td bem meu filho ?! Estamos orando por vc e todo grupo .. Cremos que vcs serão marcados pelo Senhor neste dia .. Te amo muito muito !!😘-ucilene Vieira

4/05/2014 7:55 PM  
Blogger Victoria said...

Amei ver esta foto sua c grupo !! Coloca mais fotos !!

4/05/2014 7:58 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oi Isaac,
Espero que voces estejam bem e orando muito tambem.
Estamos aqui jejuando e orando por todos voces, para que tenham uma viagem feliz e abençoada.
Estarei ai na proxima semana pra gente ir saltar de paraquedas em Deland, ok? Ja estive ai na Costa Rica e tem tirolezas muito divertidas.
Te amo meu filho
Seu pai.
M.

4/05/2014 8:16 PM  
Anonymous Grants said...

Hola, Nicole - Loving the photos and updates. Love you; can't wait to hug you Thursday. :)Mom

4/05/2014 8:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hi Nicole Ciavola and friends:
Looks like you are all happy and healthy!
Grammie and I are looking forward to seeing more
photos of y'all in action and having fun.
Lots of Love to you and everyone.
Rex and Louise Ciavola

4/05/2014 8:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Thank you all for taking time from your busy schedule to stay in touch. I love to see you all, specially my son Michael. Love,mami. Ms. Davila

4/05/2014 9:27 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good evening my babies. Its mommy Burrrows, again just doing my daily checking. Hope u guys had a great day. And that u touch the heart of someone today.
Hey Christian, don't forget to bring me the coffee. And don't to take your ear plugs when u going into the water.
U will always be momma baby.
Don't to pray. Have a bless night.
Much love to u all

Mom love u baby boy

Momma Burrows


4/05/2014 10:30 PM  
Anonymous Rossana Hurtado said...

Hola Gabby! I'm so happy you are all having a wonderful time sharing your love, time, and talents with so many beautiful kids. We all love you and miss you!!! Dad, Mom, Dani, John & Buttons :)

Rossana Hurtado

4/05/2014 10:55 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good Evening guys, it's momma Burrows, it's 5:46pm, I am at the library, it's so nice to see all the wonderful pictures, with you guys and the kids, Christian you look great, I think you getting just a little too dark (lol). I know the kids are going to miss you guys a lot, but they will have a life time of memories of you guys that they will never forget. just let them know that you will never forget there little faces.
It will be good to have you guys home safe, and remember to pray.

take care much love to you all
sweet dreams, my babies.

Momma Burrows

4/08/2014 5:50 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Good Evening guys, it's momma Burrows, it's 5:46pm, I am at the library, it's so nice to see all the wonderful pictures, with you guys and the kids, Christian you look great, I think you getting just a little too dark (lol). I know the kids are going to miss you guys a lot, but they will have a life time of memories of you guys that they will never forget. just let them know that you will never forget there little faces.
It will be good to have you guys home safe, and remember to pray.

take care much love to you all
sweet dreams, my babies.

Momma Burrows

4/08/2014 5:52 PM  

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