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Poop There It Is

Serving In Costa Rica
July 21, 2018
Community: Liberia (San Rafael)
Partner: Centro Evangelistico Zuriel
Staff: Nathan Norman, Laura Moncada, Karla Dodero

Staff is Ready!

by Nathan Norman | July 21, 2018 3:35 PM

We are excited to serve alongside of you this week. We know that God has amazing things in store for us all!

Staff is Ready!

Warm Welcome

by Nathan Norman | July 21, 2018 8:46 PM

Today we received a warm welcome from Pastor Adolfo!  He's such a loving and sweet man of God!

Warm Welcome

Community Walk

by Nathan Norman | July 21, 2018 8:47 PM

This afternoon we took a walk through the community of San Rafael.  We took in the sights, smells, and noticed many differences from our lives back in the USA.  We have so much to be grateful for!  (We also saw 42 dogs on our walk!)
Community Walk

Pastor Adolfo's Heart

by Nathan Norman | July 21, 2018 8:49 PM

We were able to sit and listen to Pastor Adolfo talk about his testimony, call to ministry, and call to start a church in San Rafael.  He challenged us in our faith in a deep way!
Pastor Adolfo's Heart

Praying for Pastor Adolfo

by Nathan Norman | July 21, 2018 8:51 PM

After hearing his touching story, we took time to pray over Pastor Adolfo, the church, and the community.  As soon as we said that we wanted to pray for him he fell straight to his knees.  He is such a humble man!
Praying for Pastor Adolfo

Group Picture!

by Nathan Norman | July 21, 2018 8:52 PM

Here we are with Pastor Adolfo.  We are missing Mark, Kristy and Blake and pray that they can get here soon!
Group Picture!

Futbol!

by Nathan Norman | July 21, 2018 9:15 PM

We got really sweaty playing soccer with the youth group before dinner!
Futbol!

One Body

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 11:36 AM

This morning we worshiped with our brothers and sisters in Christ!   There is no language barrier when we come together in unity!

One Body

Introductions

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 11:41 AM

The church welcomed us today and we shared a little bit about each family represented in our team. 
Introductions

The Church

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 11:45 AM

Pastor Adolfo shared this morning about how the Church is the body of Jesus Christ. We all have a part to play to show the world who Jesus Christ is!
The Church

Grocery Shopping

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 3:49 PM

This afternoon we went shopping to purchase enough food to bless 25 families!  We will deliver them this week to each home!

Grocery Shopping

Full Carts!

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 3:51 PM

We are excited to distribute these groceries to the families that Pastor Adolfo has chosen to bless!  It will be a physical blessing and also a spiritual blessing as we offer to pray for people and invite them to the local church.
Full Carts!

Alive!

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 7:14 PM

The church in Zuriel is alive with the joy of the Lord!  We had so much fun praising Jesus in english and spanish!

 Alive!

Good, Good Father

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 7:17 PM

During the evening worship service our team sang the song Good, Good Father!
Good, Good Father

The Word

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 7:20 PM

Robyn and Eaman shared an incredible Word about trusting in the Lord and the hope that is found in Jesus Christ!
The Word

Bryan's Testimony

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 9:08 PM

Bryan shared his testimony of the Lord's grace in his life and how God is now allowing him to use lacrosse as a ministry to reach many people!

Bryan's Testimony

Amigos!

by Nathan Norman | July 22, 2018 9:09 PM

We are making new friends....complete with new handshakes too!
Amigos!

Bread & Bibles

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 1:16 PM

This morning we delivered bread and Bibles (spiritual bread) to every home in San Rafael. 

Bread & Bibles

Door-to-Door

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 1:20 PM

We went door-to-door sharing the love of Jesus. 
Door-to-Door

Invitations

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 1:24 PM

At each home we invited everyone to our afternoon sports ministry in the park and to our free movie night tonight at the church. 
Invitations

Prayer!

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 1:26 PM

At each home we offered to pray for the families. We were honored  to pray over them and bless them!
Prayer!

Jump!

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 6:35 PM

Jump ropes were a big hit today as we spent time loving on the children of San Rafael at the park!
Jump!

Learning Lacrosse

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 6:37 PM

The kids at the park picked up Lacrosse pretty easily!  Coach Bryan is looking to recruit some for his team in Baltimore!

Learning Lacrosse

One on One

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 6:38 PM

Jacob took some time to teach a little girl how to play Lacrosse!
One on One

No Touching Animals!

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 6:38 PM

Don't worry, Eli did not break any rules when holding this pet bird!
No Touching Animals!

Who's Coming?

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 6:39 PM

At the end of our time at the park, Kristy asked "who's coming to the movie night?"  All the hands went up!
Who's Coming?

Popcorn!

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 9:59 PM

Tonight we worked hard making popcorn on a gas stove to serve the community for the Movie Night!

Popcorn!

Movie Night!

by Nathan Norman | July 23, 2018 10:06 PM

We had about 100 people attend the Movie Night!  Over half of the crowd do not attend the church!  Mark gave a great Word about how Jesus gave his life so we can have a full life. 
Movie Night!

Food Distribution

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 2:42 PM

This morning we began passing out the bags of food to families in the community.  Each person we encountered was so grateful and desired us to pray for them!

Food Distribution

Encouraging Words

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 2:44 PM

As we met each family to distribute food, we were able to bless them spiritually as well.  Here, Kristy was giving a prophetic word that was confirmed by the friend next to him!

Encouraging Words

In This Together

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 2:45 PM

Walking side by side, Pastor Adolfo has been with us delivering food.  The love he has for his community flows out to everyone he meets!
In This Together

Happy Crew!

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 2:46 PM

We have worked hard this week meeting people in the community and sharing the love of Jesus.  It is such a privilege to be Jesus' hands and feet!
Happy Crew!

Full Team Photo

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 6:08 PM

We finally have everyone in the same picture!
Full Team Photo

Kid's Ministry

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 6:09 PM

This afternoon in the park we spent time sharing the Gospel with the kids while making crafts!

Kid's Ministry

Lacrosse Crew

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 6:10 PM

Michael & Joshua were having fun playing lacrosse with their crew!
Lacrosse Crew

“See You Later” Service

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 9:28 PM

This evening we gathered with the local church to worship together one last time and say “see you later!”

“See You Later” Service

A Special Prayer

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 9:32 PM

Pastor Adolfo came off of the stage to pray over Eaman and Robyn.  Such a precious moment!
A Special Prayer

Recounting the Impact

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 11:36 PM

Liam and Jacob shared with the church about how this week has left a powerful mark on their lives. Liam even spoke in Spanish!
Recounting the Impact

Preach it Kristy!

by Nathan Norman | July 24, 2018 11:43 PM

Kristy preached a great Word about how our identity should be found as sons and daughters of God!  Great times of ministry followed as we prayed over the people!

Preach it Kristy!

Final Food Distribution

by Nathan Norman | July 25, 2018 4:35 PM

Today we wrapped up passing out the 25 bags of groceries!  We have seen God use us in ways we never expected!
Final Food Distribution

Cristian's Mom

by Nathan Norman | July 25, 2018 4:37 PM

Today we took a bag of groceries to Cristian's Mom.  We have grown attached to Cristian this week so bringing his mother food was a great ending to the week!

Cristian's Mom

The Last Blessing

by Nathan Norman | July 25, 2018 4:38 PM

We delivered our final bag of food to Pastor Adolfo's house.  What an amazing week we have had full of the leading of the Holy Spirit!
The Last Blessing

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Comments

Katie

July 26, 2018 6:58 AM

My kids and I have loved watching this weeks journey!!!!

Kathy Palmer

July 25, 2018 11:11 AM

The photos and daily narrative are such a help for intercessors. I’ve loved every one. I rejoice and thank Father God for how He has ministered His love to and through each of you.

Molly Shiflett

July 23, 2018 9:21 PM

So good to see the Wheelers in these pics..answered prayer! ??

Ivelisse Page

July 22, 2018 9:36 PM

What a blessing for you and them to be there serving! Praying for all of you!

Molly Shiflett

July 22, 2018 3:21 PM

Love all of these pictures..keep them coming! Praying for you guys, that God uses each person there in a mighty way..my love to all?

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