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AXIS Student Ministry

Serving In Costa Rica
March 14, 2021
Staff: Laura Vasquez, Erik Gonzalez, Jacqueline Navarro, Sury Talavera

Pelican Staff

by Jacqueline Navarro | March 14, 2021 7:14 PM

In a few minutes the team will land here in Costa Rica and we, the staff, are ready for a week of ministry!

Pelican Staff

We made it to Costa Rica.

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 14, 2021 8:53 PM

Our team is in Costa Rica!  We will be driving to our local church tonight and getting some rest there.  We are starting ministry tomorrow, this is exciting!
We made it to Costa Rica.

Pastor Gerardo

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 15, 2021 12:06 PM

We had some time this morning with our host Pastor for the week. It was really inspiring to hear his personal testimony and stories of faithfulness from the Lord.

Pastor Gerardo

Grocery shopping

by Jacqueline Navarro | March 15, 2021 12:21 PM

We started preparing for a great week of ministry by buying all the groceries for 40 bags of food! This is great news, 40 families will be blessed with food supplies. God is good! 

Grocery shopping

Community Service

by Jacqueline Navarro | March 15, 2021 12:24 PM

We had the great opportunity to serve the people of Puerto Viejo this morning by cleaning green areas and parks. It’s a great chance to show God’s love outside the Church building. Service comes in all ways!
Community Service

Cleaning Crew

by Jacqueline Navarro | March 15, 2021 12:37 PM

Some of us stayed at the church building cleaning and setting everything up for tonight’s service. We are excited to meet our family in Christ from Costa Rica! 
Cleaning Crew

Food distribution

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 15, 2021 3:38 PM

We visited 8 families today, bringing some food supplies and praying for the needs they have. It has been great to learn about the families and encourage them to walk with God. 

Food distribution

Safari boat tour

by Sury Talavera | March 15, 2021 10:44 PM

Our local church gave us a nice present, a boat trip for the whole team on Sarapiqui River!  We saw monkeys, toucans and more.

Safari boat tour

Service

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 15, 2021 10:56 PM

We led the service tonight at church for the local people. We had worship, testimonies from students and a powerful message from Pastor Kyle.

Service

Banana Plantation and children.

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 16, 2021 2:15 PM

Today we visited a beautiful community located in the middle of the banana plantation. We met wonderful people this morning and ministered to the kids at the local church. 

Banana Plantation and children.

Door to Door

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 16, 2021 2:17 PM

Our team also went into the neighborhood to deliver much needed food supplies to some families.  They were so thankful!. We prayed together believing God will continue to provide.
Door to Door

Las Palmitas

by Jacqueline Navarro | March 16, 2021 6:40 PM

This afternoon we split into two groups to lead VBS in two different communities. Here in Las Palmitas community we spent a great time with 30 kids playing and sharing the Gospel. Such a fun time! 

Las Palmitas

Home visits

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 17, 2021 12:31 PM

Today we went to 3 different communities to visit some families and provide food and supplies for them. In smaller groups we delivered 14 bags of essentials and prayed for different needs in the homes. We got to meet and interact directly with the local people.

Home visits

Feeding program

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 17, 2021 8:16 PM

We made some new friends today!  During VBS we got to minister to over 25 children, sharing Bible stories, crafts and games, so much more. At the end we ate together and prayed for their families. 

Feeding program

Prayer service

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 17, 2021 10:27 PM

We had an amazing time leading tonight’s service with Iglesia Vida.  We had some worship in English and Spanish, shared our life stories, and were able to pray for the congregation.  It was a beautiful time of ministry together!

Prayer service

Families

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 18, 2021 8:26 PM

Today we finished distributing food to the families in the community at the banana plantation.  We have built so many relationships there. God has provided and the Gospel has been shared with the people.

Families

Niños

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 18, 2021 9:19 PM

One of the ministries we have enjoyed the most is time with the children.  Today we got to wrap up our VBS program for the week by sharing the story of Noah and learning from his faithfulness to God.
Niños

Community Service

by Jacqueline Navarro | March 19, 2021 12:26 PM

Our last ministry morning was great! We spent our last hours cleaning and picking up trash in Sarapiqui. We are going to miss this country so much! 

Community Service

Beach day

by Jonathan Alvarez | March 20, 2021 10:20 PM

We had so much fun today at Jaco beach, it was so nice to swim in the Pacific Ocean and enjoy the zip line tour and horse back riding. We will miss Costa Rica!

Beach day

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