Friday, April 02, 2004

Of course, by now all parents know that we arrived home safely, Praise God! What they may not know though is how proud the adult leaders were, including Beth, of your students! Beth said that Boca Christian is very special! I personally want to thank you, as parents, for your tremendous support, financially and through prayer! I am very, very grateful to Mrs. Hudson and Mrs. Bonorandi, who each have a servant's heart and high energy! They are a combination that is unstoppable! The trip would not have been the same without them! Of course, Mr. Mockler was great as our spiritual advisor and coordinator of sharing and devotions...he also kept track of all the necessary paperwork and passports, etc.  Beth was awesome! But most of all, I am grateful to each and every senior who came! You are all amazing! I cannot wait to see how God is going to continue to use you as you continue to grow in Him! Parents, I cannot say enough about how great this group of seniors is! Praise be to God for a senior trip that has given all of us a lifetime of memories! -- Love, Mrs. Lynch
Return flight information:

American Airlines #988 is scheduled to arrive in Miami at 5:32 pm.

The school bus is expected to return to the high school at approximately 7:30 pm.
It's reported that the juniors arrived home safely from Arizona late last night, and are hard at work recovering from jet lag...
Wow! We have had an awesome, mountain top week! The kids went white water rafting today and had an absolute blast. We ladies took care of Jeremy, and once he was feeling better, we went shopping while he slept. Great shopping in CR by the way! Tonight was another very special night as we "love bombed" everyone. That is when each person on the trip writes something encouraging to every other person on the trip. Then, we spend time reading aloud the positive comments! It was an edifying time. Also, I just want to say what a special person Beth is. So many of us are coming home with a burden for these refugees in La Carpio because of her heart and vision for them. I feel as though I have made a friend for life. She is one of a kind! Thank you for your prayers! Continue to pray for safe travel and for students to stay healthy!

We heard about the funny April Fools that the Arizona group pulled on their guide. We pulled a funny one on Beth this morning where we asked the white water guide to start giving her a bad time and then have Jorden start to fight with the guy in an effort to defend her. The joke only lasted for about 30 seconds in all, but it was really funny! She was totally fooled! Then, the whole group pulled an April Fools on me and had the waiter at the restaurant come and serenade me in Spanish. We even pulled a little April Fools on Jesus G. during the "love bombing." We have had a wonderful day...full of fun, laughter, sharing and caring! I pray that the Arizona group is arriving home just about now! -- Love to all, Mrs. Lynch

Thursday, April 01, 2004

Hi everyone...sorry I was not able to email you was a very late night! Mount Arenal and the city of Fortuna were beautiful! The volcano was clouded in but we got to hear it erupt at night...very cool! The kids really enjoyed the water falls and the hot springs, but the highlight yesterday was the horseback riding and the canopy! All students, except Jeremy (who was sick) went on the zip line! It was a real test of courage and faith for many of them. After the zipline yesterday afternoon, we all shopped, came back to San Jose and had an amazing time of sharing last night. You would have been blessed by how much these seniors have matured in their faith! Today, everyone is white water rafting. Mrs. Hudson, Mrs. Bonorandi, and I stayed behind to take care of Jeremy, who has a little stomach virus. He is doing well, but not well enough to send him on a 5 hour rafting trip in the sun. We girls are going to shop a little this afternoon while he rests!:) Tonight is our love bombing night, where each student gets to hear about how much he or she is loved by the rest of us! I am so glad to hear about everyone getting home safely...I hope all is well at the school! We will be praying for the Arizona group to arrive safely tonight! Please pray for a safe trip home for us tomorrow and for several of our students who are suffering from colds and/or allergies that the plane ride would not be too uncomfortable...also for Jeremy, of course! I will email one more time, either tonight or early tomorrow before we leave to fill you in on the rafting and love bombing! My heart is so full! I wish I had time to share all! -- Love in Christ, Mrs. Lynch
Return flight information:
American Airlines #905 is scheduled to arrive in Miami at 9:30 pm.