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W54Youth Ministry

Serving In Costa Rica
July 16, 2022
Community: Liberia
Partner: Iglesia Metodista Fuente de Gracia
Staff: Laura Vasquez, Jennifer Jenkins Mata, Sury Talavera, Ishi Vega

The Staff

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 16, 2022 2:27 PM

Here we are, your staff: Laura, Sury, Jenny, Ishi, and Fio. We are ready and pumped to see and serve with you this week! 

It is going to be amazing! 

The Staff

Costa Rica

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 16, 2022 5:13 PM

We made it safe and sound to CR! We can’t wait to see our family here, make new friends, and get to serve together! 


Costa Rica

Orientation Meeting

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 16, 2022 8:07 PM

We went over the rules and guidelines for the week! We are ready! Let’s begin the week! 

Orientation Meeting

Reunited Again

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 6:41 AM

Manfred and Tony became best friends on our last trip and before Tony left CR, he promised to come back....and he did!!! They are reunited for another amazing week of service! 

Reunited Again

Groceries

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 6:42 AM

We went to the supermarket last night to prepare everything for the Food Distribution ministry. We were able to buy groceries for 38 families! 38 families will be visited, blessed, and prayed for! 
Gloria a Dios!!
Groceries

Good Morning

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 6:45 AM

It’s Sunday! Good Morning everyone! 
Today is going to be an amazing day! 
We will see everyone here at church soon! 
Good Morning

Church

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 5:00 PM

We started off our Sunday by gathering with our brothers and sisters from the church to worship and praise God! 

Church

Amazing Faith

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 5:03 PM

Pastor Dwight shared the word this morning and reminded everyone about faith and how people in the Bible, including Jesus, felt amazed or had faith! 
In our lives and no matter what, we need to have amazing faith to keep moving forward! 
Amazing Faith

Praying for One Another

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 5:06 PM

We ended the service by praying for people asking the Lord to strengthen their faith to be an amazing faith! 
Praying for One Another

Everyone is Here

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 5:08 PM

We are here! We can’t wait for the ministry to start! We want to play with the kids, deliver groceries, and share the gospel with the homeless! 
Everyone is Here

38

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 5:10 PM

We packed up all 38 bags of groceries that we will be delivering throughout this week during food distribution! 38 families represented in these bags will be blessed, and we will be praying for all of them! 
Our hope is to be a blessing and to remind them that Jesus is love and that He cares for us every day! 
38

Pastor Carlos

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 17, 2022 5:12 PM

We had an amazing time hearing from Pastor Carlos! He shared his testimony and how God has changed his life! We prayed over Pastor Carlos and Pastora Marjorie! 
We blessed them, their family, and their ministry! 
Pastor Carlos

Youth Group

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:04 PM

We started off our time with the youth. We played some games and had so much fun with them! 

Youth Group

Worship

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:08 PM

We had a time to worship and praise God! It was an amazing time to give honor to our Father.
Worship

Dani’s Testimony

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:11 PM

Daniel is a member of the church we are serving at. When we were all together, he decided to share his testimony with us and how God has been speaking to him. 
It was amazing how he opened up and encouraged us to keep believing and waiting for God to complete His work in each of us! 
Dani’s  Testimony

Prayer over Dani

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:27 PM

Our hope is that the Lord keeps talking and blessing Dani during this process, and that God accomplishes all He has in store for Dani and his family.
Prayer over Dani

Construction Site 1

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:30 PM

One of the projects for the week is to help Pastor paint the pastoral office! Due to much rain, the walls and ceiling got damaged. 
Our job is to clean it and then make it look beautiful! 
Construction Site 1

Construction Site 2

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:48 PM

We also helped Pastor Carlos paint the fence around the church property! We sanded and cleaned it so we can paint it white and other colors! 
Construction Site 2

Food Distribution

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:53 PM

We visited 11 families today for our Food Distribution time. Pastor picked specific families from the community - church members and non Christians to bless and pray for them as well. We had the opportunity to spend some time with each person and family.
Food Distribution

VBS at the Park

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:56 PM

We had an amazing time spending time with the kids today. Over 50 kids showed up this afternoon! We played lots of games, colored beads, and laughed together.
VBS at the Park

Building Friendships

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 18, 2022 6:59 PM

We love the kids! They bring joy to everyone! We had an amazing time with them! They are lovely, caring, and full of joy! 
Building Friendships

Project: Site 3

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 1:49 PM

We are helping Pastor Carlos make a new sink for the kid's classrooms. Carter and some other people helped to mix and lay concrete, level the space, put the roof on, and place the sink! 

Project: Site 3

Happiness

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 1:52 PM

We are very happy to help Pastor Carlos repaint his office after all the rain that damaged it! Everyone worked hard to make it look beautiful and ready for him to use.               
Happiness

Food Distribution

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 1:57 PM

We had an amazing time visiting 6 new families in Liberia. We heard amazing stories and we were also able to sing! We loved the time we spent with all these families, how welcoming they are, and how much love they put into things! 

Food Distribution

Welcome Back

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 1:59 PM

We had our second day of VBS, the kids welcomed us with hugs and love! 
Welcome Back

VBS

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 2:10 PM

We learned about David and Goliath! Annie shared the story with all the kids about how David was brave because of God, and that made him able to defeat Goliath.

VBS

Cookie Game

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 2:13 PM

We had so much fun in one of the stations as we played the cookie game! We had a blast! 
Cookie Game

Where is My Candy?

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 2:19 PM

We had so much fun during VBS!
Where is My Candy?

The Tunnel

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 2:22 PM

We made a tunnel as the kids left the plaza. We are very grateful to see, play, and laugh with them! 
The Tunnel

Basketball

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 2:23 PM

We had a blast at the basketball court during the afternoon! Some people from the community joined us as well, it was a lot of fun!
Basketball

Coffee With God

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 20, 2022 2:26 PM

We started our day by supporting and helping the Coffee with God crew at 4:30am. 
We prayed alone and we also prayed for one another! 
Coffee With God

Devotional

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:02 PM

One of our brothers from the local church reminded us about the things God uses that become extraordinary! How much God loves when we serve and share with others love and care! 
Devotional

Conversations

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:04 PM

While serving meals, we got to have amazing conversations. Even when they are going through lots of challenges in life, their smile, gratefulness and love was shown in their faces! 
Conversations

Encouragement and Prayer

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:06 PM

We heard the stories of each person at the park, we talked and encouraged them by asking the Lord for strength, love and for God to help them during this process in life! 
Encouragement and Prayer

Painting

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:09 PM

We love painting the fence on the outside of the church. We gave a second coat to the metal part and we had lots of conversations in the middle of working! 
Painting

Amazing Conversations

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:11 PM

We went out to deliver more grocery bags to different families!! We sat down and we listened to and loved on those families! 
Amazing Conversations

Hugs and High Fives

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:14 PM

We loved our last day of VBS! All the kids were excited and came running to us and hugged us warmly! How much love we could see in their love and smiles!        
Hugs and High Fives

The Wave

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:15 PM

We had a blast doing the wave with all the kids! 
The Wave

Nothing Stops Us

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:17 PM

It rained, but nothing stopped us! While doing worship, it rained! But no kid moved, they all stayed to worship and praise God singing “Yo Tengo Tanto”

God moved here!

Nothing Stops Us

Games

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:21 PM

3 amazing stations where kids made crafts, played with water, and kicked the ball during the kick ball game! 
We had a blast with all the kids! 
Games

At the Park

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:24 PM

After a great day, ministry did not stop! Some of us went to the basketball court to play for a while! We loved to have some community people joining us while we played basketball, we loved the conversations and the game too! 
At the Park

Rec Day

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:26 PM

We spent our Recreation Day at Diamante Eco-Adventure Park! It is a beautiful place where we zip-lined, visited the animal sanctuary, and had so much fun at the beach! 
Rec Day

Cooks

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:27 PM

A very important part of our week is meal times, and more importantly, the cooks who prepare delicious food for us all week. They fed us with love and care and took care of each of us and gave us amazing meals all week long! 

Cooks

Celebration Service

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:30 PM

We gathered and thanked God for all He did during this week! 
We shared our testimonies and we worshipped and praised God for everything He did. We loved this week and all the connections and friendships made!!
Celebration Service

Holding Hands & Hearts

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:32 PM

We held hands, we belong to Jesus! 
We are here to serve Him. 
We are here to be His hands and feet.
We are here to show everyone Jesus' love.

We belong to God! 
Holding Hands & Hearts

Nos Vemos Pronto

by Fiorella Villafuerte | July 22, 2022 3:33 PM

Nos vemos pronto familia! 
We will miss you! 
Nos Vemos Pronto

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Comments

Shirley Thomas

July 22, 2022 8:12 PM

What a blessing to follow Mayah, Alayna and the team this week. It has been a blessing to me so i can only imagine the impact they had there in Costa Rica. It is a privilege to pray for our grand daughters and the youth at BIC. You are an amazing group of young people. Keep your eyes focused on Christ. Blessings to each of you.

Marianne Stoltzfus

July 21, 2022 8:05 AM

We look forward each day to the updates and pictures! We continue in prayer for you all, and are excited about what God is doing! We pray blessing, protection and His anointing on you!

Kim K Doheny

July 19, 2022 6:27 PM

Praying for a powerful anointing of the Holy Spirit to bring forth God's healing miracles and blessings to the lives of all those you encounter during this trip. Thank you for your faithfulness in spreading the good news of our Lord Jesus. We also pray for your protection and prosperity. Amen

Lori Moyer

July 19, 2022 3:28 PM

Keeping you all in my heart and prayers as you minister and share the love of Jesus. Let your light shine brightly for Him. Jesus loves you and so do I. To God Be The Glory!🙏❤

Chris Maclary

July 19, 2022 11:59 AM

Love seeing these pictures and updates! We are so proud of you and the good work you’re doing! Praying for you all ♥️

Marianne Stoltzfus

July 17, 2022 8:04 PM

As Grandparents to Mayah and Alayna, we’re praying for all of you! We’re praying God’s blessing,anointing, and protection over you, and are excited about what He’s going to do this week, in you and through you.

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