Thursday, March 23, 2006

We Have Arrived!!!

Posted by: Piage, Britt, and Katy
We arrived today around 4:00, and unfortunately it was raining... but we got our cabins and they're pretty cool. The bathrooms are... let's just say DIFFERENT! It's basically a hole in the ground. But dinner was really yummy! After dinner we split up into different groups and accomplished different tasks. We can't wait until tomorrow when we get to milk goats and do some other interesting things!

Posted by: Tyler
The ride wasn't bad... Mr. Smith can sure make a u-turn! This place is truly third world... picture Compton without the low riders:) Lisa made friends with patches the dog too!

Posted by: Miss Fisher
Well, we arrived to a drizzle, but that certainly didn't dampen anyone's enthusiasm. We unloaded the bus and divided up into our cabins... they weren't inhabited... except by the occasional lizard and dead bug! Visiting the bathroom was certainly an adventure. Basically an outhouse type shack with a hole and a bucket of water to flush with. An innovative sink is a spigot outside where a stocking foot hangs with soap in it (a third world soap dispenser!) And when we explored the showers (concrete buildings with a bucket in the roof that has holes in the bottom allowing water to fall through) some folks seemed to be questioning the pressing need of personal hygene. Dinner was great... we definitely won't be starving here in third world village... they even had homemade chocolate chip cookies:) After dinner, we divided up for chores... washing dishes, wiping tables, feeding the chickens... you know, just like at home! And now it's dark.... really dark.... no street lights... so we're carrying around our lanterns and flashlights and having great fun chasing/surprising each other in the dark. Some of the more squeamish among us have found the number of frogs a bit disturbing... and we found a large snake skin which I found disturbing. Well, I've gotta run to devotions.

Prayer requests:
1. That the weather would improve a little... we're really thankful for the cool air, but the rain has hampered our activities a bit.
2. Please pray that God would help us to be a family with each other, as this is for many their first mission trip and time away from home.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Freshmen...
I was very excited to read your first blog!! It sounds so awesome. We'll pray for the rain to stop. Have fun together. We love you.

3/23/2006 8:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Paige, Sorry that I missed you today. I was too long at my Thursday appointment. I had a nice big bag of skittles for you to share. Oh well, they will go in my easter baskets. Don't be too afraid of the frogs.

3/23/2006 9:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We love you 9th grade and are praying for you! We had a downpour of rain here! Love, Mrs. Lynch

3/24/2006 4:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

come on freshmen the sophomores have 73 pictures and you guys have zero. lets pick up the pace, paige im sure you brought your camera

3/24/2006 7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go Go Freshmen, YAY!!! wow yummy rabbits! watch out for roaches!Hi Tori, Tyler (GioSace), Chase, and Benand others!!!
Luv ya!

3/24/2006 7:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm...i love rabbit

3/24/2006 7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey lisa and caroline, hope ur havin fun... eatin rabbit. so how do u like ur outhouse? ...remind u of alaska?

3/24/2006 7:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

rabbit...yumm!!!! hey guys!!! (hey tori, chase, tyler, and ben). I miss you guys!! hope you're having fun!! Love you guys!!!

3/24/2006 8:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paige may have brought her camera, but they might have a teeny bit of trouble getting broadband connection in a 3rd world country....We should've put Satellite Dish on the packing list. Seniors, it's not too late to bring one to Costa Rica. C'mon Joel, I know you can set it up down there on top of a mountain =)

3/24/2006 8:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys!! I just wanted to say hi and that we are praying for you dont be to worried about the bugs they cant hurt you!! I miss you(Nick Amy S. and Katy) have fun and I agree with kyle take a lot of pictures and get them up here so we all can see them
Love ya always

3/24/2006 8:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo HOO!! Hey Freshies!! Its the "Sophomore Bloggers" sounds like you all are havin some fun times.. hehe enjoy the 3rd World life!! wE mISS yOU!!
bring on some Pics!!
We're smokin ya'll with our Awesome pics!!

3/24/2006 11:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Seniors are gonna have better pics than all ya'll. we're gonna have video too... we may get counseling for it tho

3/24/2006 1:04 PM  

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