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Immanuel Church

Serving In Costa Rica
July 28, 2018
Community: Liberia (San Rafael)
Partner: Centro Evangelistico Zuriel
Staff: Nathan Norman, Fiorella Villafuerte, Yikson Zuñiga Rojas, Gloria Mena

We are Ready!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 28, 2018 1:15 PM

Your staff is ready and excited to meet all of you! We can’t wait to see what God has in store for each one of you! 

We are Ready!

We Made It!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 28, 2018 3:50 PM

We made it safe and sound to Costa Rica!  We are ready to start our mission and can’t wait to see all God has prepared for us here in Liberia, Costa Rica! 

We Made It!

Bienvenidos

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 28, 2018 11:16 PM

As soon as we got to the church, Pastor Adolfo was waiting for us! With big hugs and hand shakes, he gave us a very warm welcome to Zuriel! Our second home!!

Bienvenidos

Games

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 28, 2018 11:18 PM

Tonight we went to youth group at church, we had a blast!  We played many games and we laughed a lot together! 
Games

God’s Plans for Us!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 28, 2018 11:20 PM

We had an amazing time with the youth!  After Chris shared his testimony, we invited those who feel they have a call from the Lord to come forward for prayer.  We encouraged them to say "Yes!" to the plans that God has for them.
God’s Plans for Us!

Life Stories

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 28, 2018 11:22 PM

Some of the team members and people from the local church were able to share a little of all the great things God has done in our lives!  We could see how we have all been blessed by His mercy, grace, and love for us! 
Life Stories

Morning Service

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 1:19 PM

We gathered with our brothers and sisters from Zuriel to worship and praise the Lord as a family.  We sang songs and gave Him the glory! 

Morning Service

Cultural Dances

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 1:26 PM

The province of Guanacaste celebrates 194 years of being part of Costa Rica! 

We celebrated this event with the church by enjoying Cultural Dances and bombas.

Cultural Dances

Presentations

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 1:29 PM

We had a time to introduce ourselves and tell everyone where are we from!  It's great to have two teams from the USA come together to serve in Costa Rica!
Presentations

Life Stories

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 1:36 PM

This morning Hanna and Ashley shared their life stories with the church!  God has done amazing things in the lives of these two young ladies! 
Life Stories

A Faithful Man

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 5:01 PM

Pastor Morgan shared the Word this morning!  He talked about Abraham’s faith when he was told that Sarah will give him a son.  He trusted the Lord and he waited in Him!  Abraham knew that God can do impossible things! 

A Faithful Man

Happy Pastor Appreciation Day!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 5:08 PM

Today, we celebrated Pastor Appreciation Day.  We had the honor as brothers and sisters to pray over Pastors Adolfo, Nathan, Morgan, Jeff and Will!  We blessed them and we asked the Lord to expand their ministry in their home churches! 
Happy Pastor Appreciation Day!

Pastor Adolfo!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 5:16 PM

We gathered around to get to know Pastor Adolfo, his testimony, and his trials over the past 50 years of ministry!  God has done great things in his life and He hasn’t finished yet! 
Pastor Adolfo!

The Foundation

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 11:46 PM

We prayed over Pastor Adolfo! His life story encouraged us to have faith and to keep moving no matter what the obstacles are!  We know God has greater things for Pastor Adolfo and his ministry! 

The Foundation

Groceries

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 29, 2018 11:49 PM

We started to prepare to deliver 25 bags of food this week!  We will be going door to door praying for people and giving them a bag of food!  Our goal is to fill a spiritual need as well as a physical need in every person we will meet! 
Groceries

Service

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 12:02 AM

We gathered for the afternoon service with the local church!  We worshiped the Lord as one single body in English and Spanish! 
Service

Trusting in the Lord!!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 12:07 AM

Pastor Jeff gave the Word during the service and encouraged the church to let the Lord use you and trust in Him so He can do amazing things.  He also called the locals to come forward so the team could pray for those in need! 
Trusting in the Lord!!

New Creations in Jesus

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 12:18 AM

The Bible mentions that we become God's children when we accept Jesus in our hearts!  After worship, two people stepped out in faith and accepted Jesus in their hearts.  They are now new creations in Him! 
New Creations in Jesus

Holes

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 1:18 PM

We started our first full day of ministry by digging holes for some poles.  Those poles will be part of the electric system for Pastor's new house! 

Holes

Rice and Beans!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 1:24 PM

Today we went door to door throughout the neighborhood of San Rafael.  We prayed over families, kids, and moms that we met.  We prayed for healing, love, families, restoration, and whatever other needs they had! 
Rice and Beans!

Pastor’s House

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 1:55 PM

We also worked on the back of Pastor’s house.  We worked on welding to place the fencing around the laundry room. 
Pastor’s House

Food Distribution

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 6:52 PM

We went out of the community to deliver 6 bags of food that blessed 6 families. We prayed over each family and every spiritual need they have! We praised the Lord there were open doors and hopefully open hearts too! 

Food Distribution

Park

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 7:24 PM

We went to the park to spend some time with the kids from the community. We played games like ladder ball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball.  We also painted faces and applied lots of temporary tattoos to the kids that gathered to play with us! 

Park

God’s Promises

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 30, 2018 7:50 PM

After Noah came out of the Ark, God promised He will never send another flood in the world. By showing a rainbow, God completed His promise. 

Today we can remember that He will always fulfill all His promises! He is our Good Father! He never fails! 

God’s Promises

Happy Birthday Pastor Morgan

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 31, 2018 11:32 AM

We celebrated Pastor Morgan’s life.  We sang happy birthday and prayed over his life, family, and ministry.  We prayed God accomplishes His will in Morgan's life and extends his ministry everywhere he goes! 

Happy Birthday Pastor Morgan

Hard Work!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 31, 2018 12:00 PM

We started our second day of ministry on the construction site.  We have been working on Pastor’s house, building the new porch and closing the fence of the laundry room! 

Hard Work!

Hair Salon

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 31, 2018 12:03 PM

Mica and Hannah are running a hair salon this morning. They are giving away free haircuts to the people of the community.  We are loving and caring for these people as they come and get a haircut! 
Hair Salon

Blessing from the Lord!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 1, 2018 8:05 AM

Yesterday, we went door to door to deliver 6 more bags of food that blessed 6 families from San Rafael and surrounding areas.  We prayed over the people we visited and we were blessed by their love and hospitality. 

Blessing from the Lord!

Niños

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 1, 2018 8:08 AM

We spent our afternoon at the park in San Rafael.  We had so much fun playing soccer and baseball with the kids.  We also made bracelets and balloon animals. We colored and loved on the kids, we will miss them!
Niños

Costarican Game

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 1, 2018 8:10 AM

Before finishing our day we had a time to play with some of the kids at church again.  We played a very rhythmical hand game “Ron Macarron”.  We had so much fun! 
Costarican Game

Elderly Home!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 1, 2018 1:06 PM

We went to visit the nursing home this morning.  We spent some time with the lovely people there and shared testimonies and the Gospel with them.  We also prayed for each person there and loved on them! 

Elderly Home!

Projects

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 1, 2018 1:14 PM

We worked hard this morning in the construction site.  We continued digging holes and worked on the welding part in Pastor’s house. 
Projects

Groceries

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 2, 2018 12:39 AM

We went door to door to visit some people from the community and delivered bags with groceries to bless their families. We also prayed over their families. 

Groceries

Kid's Ministry

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 2, 2018 12:44 AM

We went to the plaza to play with the kids this afternoon.  We played soccer, jump rope, and had many more fun activities. 
Kid's Ministry

Construction Site

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 2, 2018 12:47 AM

We kept working in the construction site at Pastor’s house.  We finished the project and are so happy that we helped Pastor Adolfo in such a practical way!  This is a blessing for the church people as well, to have Pastor Adolfo and his wife living so close to the church.
Construction Site

Movie and Feeding Night!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 2, 2018 12:51 AM

Tonight we held a movie and feeding night. We had over 260 people gathered at the church to watch the movie and be fed.  Ross shared his testimony and we prayed over the people who attended before they left! 
Movie and Feeding Night!

Rec Day

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 3, 2018 12:49 PM

We spent our Rec Day at Tamarindo Beach. A beautiful place to spend our free day! 

Rec Day

Nos Vemos Pronto!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 3, 2018 12:54 PM

We had to say bye once again to the people who have become our second family.  We will deeply miss them and can’t wait for next year.  We are no longer just friends, but family in Jesus Christ! 
Nos Vemos Pronto!

On in Jesus!

by Fiorella Villafuerte | August 3, 2018 1:08 PM

We praised the Lord for everything that happened this week. For all the people we met, all the places we could minister in and for those how are Family! More than friends, Family! 

On in Jesus!

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Comments

Marcia Applegate

August 1, 2018 2:54 PM

So proud of you all. May you be blessed as you give blessings. Hugs

Rosa Donato

August 1, 2018 11:34 AM

I can’t wait to hear the testimonies from everyone, I know the Holy Spirit is working.

Rosa Donato

July 31, 2018 12:50 PM

This is so awesome, an I thank God everyday for this mission!

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