Monday, April 03, 2006

El Rio

Posted by: Kyle
Well...Mr. Spidell and his room awoke at 3:00 AM to a random, unfortunate wake-up call, but went back to sleep only to wake up again at 6:00 for breakfast. We met for a Costa Rican breakfast of eggs, fruit, and toast. We met up with another Joshua Expeditions group from Texas for breakfast and shared the bus with them on our way to El Rio (Thats spanish for "The River" for all you gringos). We had a 2 hr drive through the rainforest where we saw monkeys and birds and looked for sloths. We met the La Carpioian church at the river and then walked 1/2 mile to our picnic area by the river. At the river we played with the Nicaraguan children in the river. The guys and Mr. S played against the Costa Ricans in a futbol game. The Americanos team was creatively named "The Boca Juniors" by our excellent goalkeeper Brucey. We lost because Big Bruce let a penalty kick go through his hands and legs. Led by Christian, we taught the Costa Ricans how to play Football Americano, and Gray added a few hitting lessons (even though it was two hand touch). They fed us lunch and surprisingly we didn't have any rice or beans. We found some places in the river to jump off the rocks. Xtreme Timma got a few cuts and scrapes from jumping through trees into the water. Others did flips and still others fell off the rocks back into the water. We had to leave because of the rain and began our trek back to San Jose. We cleaned up at the hotel and then went out to eat. Chicken coated with cheese was the favorite of everybody except the lactose intolerant... and of course we had some refried beans with that. Back at the hotel we watched some traditional Costa Rican dancing (which was free) and then had our devotions. Kyle, Hunta, Gray and Kevin shared tonight. Well it's past my bedtime and we gotta work tomorrow so Adios Amigos...Oh yea Mr. Spidell found a cat at the hotel, in fact he is playing with it right now. im guessing he'll bring it back into his room and spread fleas to his roommates. And HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAIGE!!!

Prayer Requests: All the little bumps and bruises from the river, and that we can effectively minister to the children tomorrow.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched your Joy, Joy, Joy video. Remember I sang that and Mor Mor's missionary friend taught me when I was that little girl's age! It was so funny to see you singing that. Tell Joel and Faith they are doing a great job with the blog and pictures(I figure it's those two).
We're praying for you.
Motorcycle momma

4/03/2006 7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hola Seniors and MR. S!!
WOW! Yesterday seemed like loads of fun!! Futbol looked muy interesante!! C'mon Mr. S show um how the LADY BLAZERS DO it...Arrrggg!!!! Don't let us down now!! hehehehaha=)

Us B-Back Mountain Mathletes can't wait for Algebra today...

Love hearing from You all keep it up!!
Mowgli.. hah;)

4/03/2006 8:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

¡Hola Mayores! Si ustedes han aprendido cualquier español allí en Rica, entonces usted debe ser capaz de leer esto. ¡Disfruten su arroz y los habichuelas...y el gato de Brucey! ¡Oramos para ustedes! ¡Timmy pierdes 24 esta noche! ¡Adios Amores! =)

4/03/2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger Holly said...

hey guys!!! It looks like y'all are having so much fun! The pictures are great (-: I pray that you all keep laughing as much as you can and that your hearts and the hearts of those around you are impacted greatly by Him! Have fun (-:
xoxoxox ~Holly

4/03/2006 10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you all!!!!!!!
That futbol game sounded like a lot of fun, I bet the competition was great....because Mr.S was playing of course. Great job on the videos, keep it up.

4/03/2006 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Xxxxtreme Timma, Thanks to all the great bloggers! I get my laugh for the day there. Just try to come home in one piece, you still have rafting to do! You all are in our prayers continually. Thanks in advance for all the presents I made you drag back, Tim. You got your shopping genes from me! We'll be thinking of you when we watch 24 tonight! XOXOXO Mamacita

4/03/2006 11:51 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

Gabby & Josiah,
If you are going to exercise your gift of tongues, you need to have an interpretation please!

I am so blessed to hear all of the great things you are doing. I wish I was there, but I guess the video's and pictures will have to be the next best thing for now. Be safe. I am praying for you all to hear from the Lord!

Mrs. Riter

4/03/2006 12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is pretty much the translation... Hii seniors if you guys have been learning spanish in Rica, then you should be able to understand us. Enjoy the rice and beans, and Brucey's cat! We're praying for you! Timmy you're missing 24 tonight!! Good-bye Loves! (smile)....BETTER??>??

4/03/2006 2:00 PM  
Blogger Lori said...

Thanks for the interpretation. We like to keep things biblical. I had rice and beans for dinner just to feel like I was there - it was yummy!

4/03/2006 7:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Guys...
The river pictures were awesome. I wish I were with you. Do the Costaricans speak english well? Update on the big Fl- UCLA game... Fl is ahead just after half 39-25. Kyle thanks for remembering Paige's birthday. We had dinner at the Olive Garden!! How did your work day go? I'm praying that you are growing in Christ and being used to share His love. Love you very much!! Have a blast rafting. Miss you. MOM

4/03/2006 10:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Seniors! I miss you! We had a Graduation meeting today! I cannot believe it is that close! Don't you just love those beautiful, little Nicaraguan babies? They are so precious! I hope everyone is staying healthy and strong! Eat lots of the wonderful tropical fruit. The pics were great! Love you and am praying for you! Mrs. Lynch P.S. Does anyone know why we have to type in those silly letters when we comment? What do those letters do exactly? No one at the school knows why we have to do that!

4/03/2006 11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

answer to Mrs. Lynch...advertisers have figured out how to place their ads as comments on other people's blogs. Their computers do this by running something called a script so it is not manually done. The computer is unable to recognize the wacky letters because it must be done by a real person. This in turn keeps our comments from being spamed.

4/03/2006 11:48 PM  
Blogger Karis said...

Whoo-Hoo!! Florida wins 73-57!! Go Gators!! Hey everyone, sounds like you had another awesome day. South Florida has been beautiful.. at least the times I saw the sun in between classes. Tim come home alive and stay away from the bugs Gabby ;). Have fun guys!! God Bless!

4/03/2006 11:51 PM  

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