Saturday, April 01, 2006


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Posted by: Joel

After leaving the high school around 6:30 this morning, we soon found ourself lost in the middle of the Miami's ghetto. A traffic jam on I-95 prompted Al to take the back-roads to MIA. The minute we pulled up to the airport, Gray pointed out that Alonzo Mourning (NBA basketball player) was in front of us getting into his range rover with his bling and ice and 26 inch rims. I think he even grilled me when I shouted his name out the window. hah
We then waited and waited and played cards and ate until our plane pulled into the jet-way. We boarded and luckily the plane was partially vacant so our class had freedom to pick any seating arrangement desired. We landed, passed through customs, and never saw English since then. As we stumbled out of the airport, the wall of Costafreekians all tried to grab our luggage to carry for us so we would tip them. Joey found the way out by ripping his bags away and shouting, "NO TOCA, NO TENGO DINERO!" Onto the bus we went where we greeted our guide Amanda and headed towards downtown San Jose and the market place where we went shopping. The market place was loaded with cheap, cheaply made goods. Tim was the winner as he came back to the bus with handfuls of full bags. All I heard as I passed through the market place was, Ehhh Amigo, Mira! Mira! 1.5 hours later, we arrived at our hotel, stopped by the local am/pm store, ate endless rice and beans dinner, par-took in devotions by Kathy and Shelly, and hung out around the hotel. Tomorrow we plan on joining the La Carpio church at the local river all day. Curfew in 10 minutes so hasta luego.

Add on from Faith: Please pray for us as we minister to those in La Carpio tomorrow as well as for continued safety. Thanks for the comments...we are enjoying them!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for the pictures and video. I almost feel as if I'm there! I hope you have a wondeful day at the river. Praying for you! Love, Mrs. Lynch

4/02/2006 7:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel,Kyle and seniors...
Looks like you're already having a great time!! I miss you and we're praying for you all. Great pictures and video. Your getting to use your spanish. Hope you have a great day of worship today!
Love you lots, mom

4/02/2006 11:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey guys...i want to give a shout out to shaye and aileen...MISS YOU ALL VERY MUCH THE HALLS ARE DEFINATLY NOT THE SAME WITHOUT THE SENIORS...IT'S MORE QUIET...Praying for you all..

4/02/2006 12:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures!!!!!!!!
Caleb says, "Jump off the cliff!"
He knows just where you are. He's

We're praying for you.

Motorcycle Momma

4/02/2006 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

katy, how do u know if the halls are quiet? It's sunday!!! lol. luv you girl! we miss you seniors already!

4/02/2006 4:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Joel and Kyle, Praying a lot for your safety and good health...and for the rest of the class also. Have fun, enjoy your ministry and have the heart and attitude of Jesus. Let your light shine! It's too calm around here without you - I don't think I'm going to like August. Love you.

4/02/2006 6:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well tori enough is said when both senior and junior classes are on their trips. you dont really need to be at school to realize that the halls are empty and that they will be quiet. well anyway love you all and i'll pray that all your hearts will be open to what God has to show you...o ya by the way i'd like to give a shout out to faith and serve a thon went awesome. i dont think that it could have gone any better. well i'll let you all get back to your ya

4/02/2006 7:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The videos and pictures are great ya'll.. Keep up with all the news JOel your doing awesome!

Miss YOu;)
Have fun tommorow guys!!
***Remember to open your hearts and God will truly impact You!
We Love You All!!


4/02/2006 8:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of my most fond memories of the Costa Rica trip a few years ago was watching some of our seniors be baptized in the river by the pastor of the church at La Carpio! How was your day? Continuing to pray! Love, Mrs. Lynch

4/02/2006 10:26 PM  
Blogger Gabby said...

hey guys sounds like ur havin a lot of fun!!! u all are in my prayers! i love you and watch what sayings u guys use in spanish
ur illegal friend

4/02/2006 10:42 PM  

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