Friday, April 08, 2011

Day 2 @ Pura Vida missions

Posted by: Hollie Hageman

Woke up to a foggy, and misty morning in San Ramon, Costa Rica. What felt like 8'o clock (time difference of 2 hrs) turned out to be 6 am, and we were all up and ready for the day!! After eating our breakfast we were able to have TAG (time alone with God) time. We read 1 Corinthians 13 and learned what to love out loud really means. Around 9:30 we split up to our different sites and began our daily activities. Moments were spent with the children by singing songs, sharing testimonies, playing games, and learning the theme verse for the week, John 3:16. As the afternoon progressed, the weather got darker (as you can see in the photo). God allowed one group to completely finish their VBS activites, but my group caught stuck in a huge rainstorm, leading us to a time of bonding in a neighbors garage. The time with the kids really inspired the class to really "Love out loud." Now were getting ready for supper, and afterwards going to an indoor soccer field to watch some club players and then play a friendly game against each other.
A special note from Dr. Tennies,
"We praise God for an incredible trip to Costa Rica. The mountain views are inspiring. The Pura Vida staff have a wonderful servant spirit and have things well organized. We have two groups out doing a morning an afternoon VBS in local neighbor hoods. They call the program, "Campamentos de ninos." Our students have really risen to the occasion with student lead skits, singing, crafts, testimonies, scripture memory, and closing talks. We saw some children today respond to the salvation message, Praise the Lord! During down time, the students are having a glorious time playing a variety of group games. Happy times! Keep praying for God to work mightily in our hearts and to those whom we seek to minister to."

For more pictures , the director of Pura Vida Missions has posted a Boca Christian album to share with Facebook fans.
P.S. Izabela's bag arrived last night from Nicaragua! LOL


Anonymous Greg Motte said...

Hey Grant, Billy, Gabby, Kimberly and everyone else,
Hope you guys all have fun serving God down there. Praying 4 each one of ya.
Greg Motte

4/08/2011 9:51 PM  
Anonymous Ruthie Weil said...

So fun to see a picture in Costa Rica with Dr. T in the middle of it! Praying for you all, that you will be a blessing and be incredibly blessed!

Mrs. Weil

4/09/2011 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Albert Rossodivita said...

This is Albert from Pura Vida Missions serving with Boca Christian's seniors. You should be proud. They are doing a great job! We've posted some pix on our Facebook in an album called Boca Christian School.

4/09/2011 9:20 AM  
Anonymous Mrs. Hood said...

Hey Everyone!! Love the pictures and hearing all the wonderful news! So glad you are ministering to these children and loving on them. Don't their smiles and hearts just make your day? We are praying for you and asking God to work in His way. May He reveal more of Himself to you everyday! Love you all. :) Special Hugs to Billy from me and Caeden. :) Ella say's "hi" too!

4/09/2011 10:55 AM  
Anonymous Ellen and Lou Hadden said...

We are proud of you all and the ministry you are sharing with the people and children of Costa Rica! What a beautiful place to be doing work for God! We will be excited to hear all about your trip at chapel when you return! Wishing you many blessings along the way!

Much Love,
Ellen and Lou Hadden

4/09/2011 3:22 PM  
Blogger maydalacubana said...

Have lots of fun, show Christ to the "costariquences" and enjoy your senior mission!

"Vivan los seniors" (like my spanglish, lol)

Lou & Mayda Alfieri

4/09/2011 8:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wish you have a wonderful time while sharing Christ with the kids in Costa Rica, Annie & myself have been praying for this trip to be the blessing that The Lord wants for each and everyone of the seniors.
That there might be growth in spirit and true for the whole team as well as the locals.
Remember to have fun and will continue to pray for you guys until safe return home.

In Christ

Annie & Gonzalo Maso

4/10/2011 9:54 AM  

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